OFFICERS
(click name for Bio)
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

Treasurer
Debbie Arnold
NRA Certified
Instructor

NRA INSTRUCTORS
Carol Ruh
Patsy Morris
Debbie Arnold
Leslie Christiansen
Dave Osborn
Brian Morris

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OFFICERS



Carol Ruh,
President/Founder
Carol Ruh
In 1998 she started working at a local indoor range in Phoenix, opening a whole new world.

Carol became an NRA Certified Instructor in Pistol, Rifle, Personal Protection in the Home, Refuse To Be A Victim, Chief Range Safety Officer, Home Firearm Safety, DPS certified to teach CCW, an NRA Training Counselor, and Western Regional Training Counselor for women.

Carol is also the Director of the Women’s Division for the Arizona State Rifle & Pistol Association; helping to educate other women throughout the state of Arizona.
Carol and Patsy started Arizona Women’s Shooting Associates in 2000 at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility, and have watched it grow ever since. She feels that every woman should have the opportunities to learn and become more confident and not depend on another for her safety and her families. “If a woman can teach another woman the importance of this sport, she will be empowered to pass this on to her children, ensuring the future of the shooting sport…the key is education."

"It is my strong conviction and commitment that keeps my vision alive in AWSA. I am always looking for new ideas to improve and expand my knowledge for the benefit of AWSA.
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Patsy Morris
Vice President/Co-Founder
Patsy Morris
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."
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Kim Campagna
Secretary

Kim Campagna
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".

"I plan to continue my firearm education with AWSA. I would also like to see more women build their knowledge and skill using firearms for personal protection and enjoy the sport of shooting".
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Debbie Arnold
Treasurer
NRA Certified Instructor

Debbie Arnold
Debbie was raised on a small country farm in the Midwest. At an early age, she was taught the importance of gun safety and how to shoot a shotgun and rifle.

In 1988, she moved to Arizona and began a family of her own. Debbie's two sons were raised being taught to enjoy shooting.

In 2007, Debbie became a single mom. After purchasing a pistol, she found herself uncomfortable with it.

"When I joined AWSA my personal confidence with all types of firearms has grown."
"AWSA has helped provide me with the knowledge to think and react in different situations. My goal is to take my knowledge of gun safety and teach women how to use, gain confidence, and have FUN using a firearm."
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INSTRUCTORS


Leslie Christiansen
NRA Certified Instructor
Leslie Christiansen
Leslie was born and raised in Southern CA, her family moved to AZ twenty-two years ago. She was afraid of guns most of her life, but several years ago she began feeling vulnerable in her car and at home.

Leslie had been assaulted in a parking lot by her car when she was younger and barely escaped. She took several handgun lessons, bought a firearm and joined AWSA; Leslie was empowered and hooked!

"I recently became an instructor and I am eager to teach other women."
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Dave Osborn
NRA Certified Instructor
Dave Osborn
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."
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Brian Morris
Brian Morris
NRA Certified Instructor
Brian Morris
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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