Dr. Dana, as she will soon be known, started in with guns thanks to her husband buying her a Glock for a gift.
Teaching is nothing new to Dana with her background as a college instructor (and now administrator) at a local college.
After learning how to use her Glock – yeah, the one her husband probably thought he was going to “inherit” from his wife’s non-use – she became interested in sharing good firearm handling skills with others. She got her training certification and began teaching NRA Basic Pistol courses with fellow NRA-certified pistol instructor Jon Maier.
After a few years of that, Jon and Dana both came on board to GSL Defense Training’s team in 2012.
Jon has retired from training, but Dana teaches with us on a regular basis and we’re glad to have her.
She’s also an Illinois State Police-approved Illinois CCW instructor.