Carolina Self Protection
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Karen was raised in Indian Trail, NC and has lived in Mooresville, NC for over 20 years. Raised by William, a Marine, who was an accomplished long-distance rifle competitor, her first introduction to firearms was at the young age of 5. Since firearms were an inevitable part of their family environment, her father stressed it was imperative for her to know the importance of firearms safety. So her education began quite early.
After working 18 years in the construction industry in Charlotte, NC, Karen's career came to an abrupt halt in 2009 when the local economy failed. She spent a few years at home raising her children and continuing her education. During this time, Karen earned the designation of NRA Certified Instructor. She also gained certification through the North Carolina Department of Justice to instruct Laws Governing Concealed Handguns (NC Concealed Carry).
In 2012, with the support of her husband David, Karen opened the doors to Carolina Self Protection, LLC, and began an incredibly rewarding career in firearms and personal safety education. In 2016 Karen expanded her training to become an NRA Certified Training Counselor and NRA CHIEF Range Safety Officer, which allows her to train and certify prospective NRA Instructors and Range Safety Officers.
Karen also has a heart for community service. She currently serves as treasurer and sits on the board of directors for the Exchange Club of Mooresville-Lake Norman and is VP of Communications for the NC District Exchange Club. Karen is committed to giving back to a community that has given her so much love and support.
Conway Twitty (yes that's his name)
Five star rating
Excellent instructor...Karen was fabulous...extremely knowledgeable, fun, patient, encouraging! Would highly recommend this class to anyone! My family and I will definitely be back for more!
Sep 11, 2017
Karen is just phenomenal!!! Thank you so much for such an informative class, clean comfortable environment to learn! I can’t wait to come back!
Apr 3, 2018
Karen is amazing! Basic pistol shooting class was fun and Informative and safety is first priority I highly recommend Carolina Self Protection for all of your training needs
Feb 10, 2019
Karen and her team are amazing people and great at what they do. They are an amazing contribution to our community and our kids. No other place in the Charlotte area will give you the education and the feeling of being welcomed. No matter what level you are in training, you always feel comfortable and that you are in good hands.
Jan 12, 2020