Barbara has one true passion, and that is the instruction of others in the world of rifle marksmanship, and the history and heritage of those who came before us which allowed us to have such rights and liberties to enjoy this great hobby.
Living in rural Indiana, she grew up hunting small game, and as she grew older, so did her love for firearms. This interest slowly progressed to plinking with .22 long rifles, and continued to do so throughout a variety of firearms, up to and including her favorite: The United States Rifle Caliber 30 M1 Garand.
Barbie specializes in “field marksmanship training” (standing, kneeling, sitting and prone). Aside from being a well rounded, well qualified marksmanship instructor, she also teaches the history of April 19, 1775: the first day of the American Revolution. The feel of the heritage that she teaches can be summed up in a single quote from one of our founding fathers, John Adams: “Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it.”