Women Teaching Women
AWSA Staff
OFFICERS

President/Founder
Carol Ruh
NRA Training Counselor
NRA Certified Instructor
Director of Women's Division
Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association

Vice President/Co-Founder
Patsy Morris
NRA Certified Instructor

Secretary
Kim Campagna
NRA Certified Instructor

NRA INSTRUCTORS

Carol Ruh
Patsy Morris
Kim Campagna
Leslie Christiansen
Dave Osborn
Brian Morris

Carol Ruh
President/Founder
In 1998 Carol started working at an indoor range in Phoenix opening a new world of opportunities. She saw the need for women instructors and accepted the challenge becoming and NRA instructor, and in 2009 a Training Counselor.  More recently she has become the Women’s Director of the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association’s Women’s Division.

Carol has worked hard throughout the years studying not only to become a better shooter, but also to pass along what she learned. She feels that every woman should have the opportunities to learn and become more confident and not depend on another for her safety or her families.

“If a woman can teach another woman the importance of this sport, she would be willing to pass this to her children ensuring the future of the shooting sports. The key is education”.
Patsy Morris
Vice President/Co-Founder
Even though Patsy is a wife and mother, she has enjoyed the shooting sports for many years.

Keeping up with her skills is Patsy passion, with shooting IDPA competition and teaching with AWSA.

Patsy has recently been training with the Israel Point Shooting program, which has broadened her horizons, and given her a deep appreciation for the other techniques. "I am so fortunate to have my husband Brian to encourage and support, but we shoot as a team."
"The shooting sports have given me a confidence I never thought I had. My personal goal would be to make women more aware of their need for personal protection."

"The shooting sport itself relies on women whether they know it or not. Without their support our youth have no future. It’s time women understand their importance in supporting this sport."

Kim Campagna
Secretary
NRA Certified Instructor
Kim was born in Portland, Oregon, and moved to Arizona in 2001. After moving to Arizona she purchased a handgun and got her CCW.

Still wanting to learn more about firearms, Kim took a class on "Personal Protection in the Home" through Arizona Women's Shooting Associates and became a member in 2016.

"Once I started attending the pistol and rifle practice nights, I gained a lot of confidence in my ability to react and shoot my firearms in different scenarios. Each practice night was very informative and I learned something new each time".

"Continuing my firearm education with AWSA in 2017 I became an NRA Certified Instructor in several disciplines. I would also like to see more women build their knowledge and skill using firearms for personal protection and enjoy the sport of shooting".


Instructors
Leslie Christiansen
NRA Certified Instructor
Leslie was born and raised in Southern California and has lived in Arizona since 1992. She wasn’t exposed to shooting growing up, but after being assaulted in a parking lot several years ago, Leslie began feeling unsafe and vulnerable in her car and at home.

Leslie started taking handgun classes and immediately felt a tremendous sense of empowerment and security. The lessons she learned were invaluable. Joining AWSA, Leslie continued to hone her basic and tactical skills, becoming confident she could protect herself, should the need arise.

The women in AWSA were so much fun, had all levels of expertise, and made her feel welcome. Leslie became Certified in several NRA disciplines; Basic Pistol, Personal Protection in the Home and Home Firearm Safety.

I absolutely love being a handgun instructor, and find it especially rewarding to empower women."


Dave Osborn
NRA Certified Instructor
Dave is an NRA certified, rifle instructor. He has been teaching with the AWSA since September, 2007 and has enjoyed every moment, fulfilling his goal of passing along safe, rifle handling and shooting skills.

"For the past 40 years, I’ve shot recreationally and competitively for 20 of those years. I compete in High Power and 50BMG 1000yd. Benchrest, Small Bore and High Power Rifle Silhouette as well as Service Rifle matches."

Brian Morris
NRA Certified Instructor
Brian's love of guns started at age 13 and over the next 45 or so years, he has added much to his accomplishments.

"The man in the garage" as Patsy his wife calls him, spends hours reloading for the many competitive shooting matches that Brian competes in. National shooting organization matches such as USPSA, IDPA, ICORE, as well as shot gun trap and skeet, earned him 4th place in the state of Arizona 3years ago for IDPA.

Brian's explanations, knowledge and patience have taught the women so many valuable lessons in fun and real life. "Over the past 13 years I have used my experience and have designed and built shooting scenarios for the women of AWSA."
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