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Meet The Team



Chief Instructor

I am the Owner and Primary instructor for Practical Defense. I have instructor certifications from Military, Police and the Private sector most recently having been certified by the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) and MN BC.  I am retired Law Enforcement Officer having served for 25 years with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Minneapolis, MN.  During my time with HCSO, I worked in various Divisions, including Jail, Court Security, and 17 years in the Patrol Division.  In addition to my Law enforcement experience, I served in the Minnesota and Wisconsin Army National Guard.


Anne & Gregg

Practical Defense offers  Basic Firearms Training, Home Security Training and Minnesota Multi-State and Florida Carry Classes.  Some Classes Offered are USCCA Certified.




I coordinate all the behind the scenes scheduling, class communications, maintain training records, certifications and general Business functions.  Feel free to contact me anytime with questions - 

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