Christa Forrester, Business Development Account Manager Contractor, joins us from Georgia where she has spent 30 years in the Medical Gas Industry. Her career began at her family’s business. She worked her way up from an Office Administrator/File Clerk role to President, CEO and General Manager. The company was later acquired by a National (now International) Compressed Gas Company and she transitioned her professional role over to Sales and Account Management. She has also spent most of the last ten years as a Leader and Trainer of the companies National Hazmat team.
Approximately 21 years ago, her husband gifted her a firearm with a goal that she would commit to getting trained and be confidently prepared to defend herself. This opened a door into a world she didn’t know existed.
Today, she owns Confident Carry Firearms Instruction, LLC. She holds Instructor Certifications through the NRA in BP, PPITH, BR, CRSO and RTBAV and is also a Training Counselor and Multi-Discipline Instructor, including DSF Level 1 and 2, with the USCCA. She volunteers her time with The Well Armed Woman as a Chapter Leader and State Leader and previously as the Regional Trainer for Georgia. Just over a year ago, she became a Staff Instructor with Shoot Like A Girl. She will tell you that traveling the country, sharing the shooting sports with the women who come into the Shoot Like A Girl trailer and watching them connect and feel empowered is one of the most rewarding things she does.
In 2018, she was selected as a Jeff Cooper Legacy Scholarship Award Recipient and attended Gunsite Academy. She also completed her GLOCK Armor and Operator Certifications. In 2019 she was honored by winning The Well Armed Woman’s Trailblazer Award.
But what does all of this really mean? It means she loves people and she loves sharing her passion for Firearm Safety and Responsibility, focusing on Situational Awareness, with everyone she meets. Recently, her company CCFI branched off and added a Situational Awareness platform concept named Living Yellow Perfectly Imperfect (LYPI). The goal is to educate anyone who will listen, young or old, male or female, that we are our own protectors and no matter what we choose as a defensive tool, it all starts with mindset and ownership over ourselves as we strive to Live Yellow in this Amber World©️.
It is with great excitement that she joins the Shoot Like A Girl Team in a new role as Account Executive Contractor. She is looking forward to sharing the SLG mission and serving as liaison between SLG and their partners and sponsors.
In her downtime, right what downtime, she and her husband Jeff embrace the outdoors. Some of their favorite activities are jogging, fishing, hiking, shooting and now she has added hunting to her list. Her fur babies, GSD’s Bella and Baylee, rule the roost and her goal is to show her grandchildren (10 between she and Jeff), how to live everyday full of adventure!