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The WOMA Board

Marsha Petrie Sue – Chair

 Marsha Petrie Sue, MBA is known as the “accountability master” because she speaks on real-time communication techniques (including media training and presentation skills), conflict resolution, leadership and personal responsibility. She is a professional speaker, executive coach and best selling author of Reactor Factor: How to work with difficult situations at work without going nuclearToxic People: How to decontaminate difficult people without using weapons or duct tape; and The CEO of YOU: Leading yourself to success.

Marsha is an angler, shooter, birder and all-around outdoorswoman.  Marsha and her husband Al enjoy living in Scottsdale, AZ and escape the torture of summer by heading to their cabin in the White Mountains near Alpine, AZ. They enjoy working with The Antelope Foundation, the Wild Sheep Foundation and the Mule Deer Foundation on conservation projects. These include changing out the bottom rung of barbed wire to smooth wire to help the antelope migrate, and water catchments and gabions for the sheep and mule deer in Arizona.  These projects also improve public access.
 
Marsha is a life member of the National Rifle Association and co founder of Women’s Safety and Leadership training.  WSLT ensures that women and girls are afforded the knowledge, skills and ability to be leaders in the initiative to eliminate the perception that females are easy targets for human predators, and to prevent us from becoming victims.

Web site: www.MarshaPetrieSue.com
Blog: www.DecontaminateToxicPeople.com
Email: mailto:Marsha@TheWOMA.com

Lenee Landis – President

Lenee Landis is living a dream. After raising 6 kids, working as a private investigator, then project manager for security logistics on special events with red carpet which you may have seen on TV, she has the opportunity to write and shoot.

Love of words came first: Lenee’s daddy said she had to have all her Golden books in the crib, no dolls, no teddy. “I loves word, they are delicious!” says Lenee. She was against guns, a story that lives elsewhere in many more words. With the patience of her husband Jack, Lenee learned guns don’t go off spontaneously. And, to boot, her kids all shoot.

Lenee’s first on-camera interview was with Deb Ferns for GunTech, and Lenee is “the girl” on the segments in which they review new firearms. She talked the AGI boss, Gene “Machinegun” Kelly, into giving her a chance to write for and edit Hot Brass, the new bi-monthly publication of Gun Club of America.

Email: Lenee@thewoma.com

Tracy Barnes – Vice President

Tracy & her twin sister Lanny competed together in several Olympics (www.twinbiathletes.com) before both girls made history and inspired the world when Tracy selflessly gave Lanny her spot on the Sochi, Russia 2014 Olympic team after Lanny fell ill during the final trials and wasn’t able to complete all the races.

Tracy grew up shooting small bore competitions as well as hunting and fishing in Colorado. Biathlon has Tracy Barnesmade her a better hunter and hunting has made her a better biathlete and shooter as she is able to accurately shoot a rifle with a heart rate of 180 beats per minute and effortlessly pursue elk above 10,000ft. She is now competing in 3-gun competitions where she just made the Pro Series with sister Lanny.

Tracy and Lanny started a firearms training institute called T.O.P. Shooting Institute, www.topshootinginstitute.com, otherwise known as “The Olympian Project”. After developing the skills necessary to shoot while under extreme physical and mental stress for the past 15 years, they wanted to share these unique skills and what they have learned with others. They offer courses to military, law enforcement and competitive shooters on how to shoot with an elevated heart rate and under stress.

Tracy also spends a majority of her free time traveling around to schools, 4-H clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys & Girls Scouts, etc. talking to them about following their dreams, setting goals, and leading a healthy active lifestyle.

Email:  Tracy@thewoma.com

Lanny Barnes – Secretary

Three-time Olympian in the sport of Biathlon ( www.twinbiathletes.com), Lanny & her twin sister Tracy competed in several Olympics together before both girls made history and inspired the world when Tracy selflessly gave Lanny her spot on the Sochi, Russia 2014 Olympic team after Lanny fell ill during the final trials and wasn’t able to complete all the races.

Lanny BarnesLanny grew up shooting small bore competitions as well as hunting and fishing in Colorado. Biathlon has made her a better hunter and hunting has made her a better biathlete and shooter as she is able to accurately shoot a rifle with a heart rate of 180 beats per minute and effortlessly pursue elk above 10,000ft. She is now competing in 3-gun competitions where she just made the Pro Series.

Lanny and sister Tracy started a firearms training institute called T.O.P. Shooting Institute, www.topshootinginstitute.com, otherwise known as “The Olympian Project”. After developing the skills necessary to shoot while under extreme physical and mental stress for the past 15 years, they wanted to share these unique skills and what they have learned with others. They offer courses to military, law enforcement and competitive shooters on how to shoot with an elevated heart rate and under stress.

Lanny is a self-taught artist. She has been a professional commissioned artist since 2000 and is expanding her skills in all forms of media. Check out her artwork at www.theolympianartist.com.

Lanny also spends a majority of her free time traveling around to schools, 4-H clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs, Boys & Girls Scouts, etc. talking to them about following their dreams, setting goals, and leading a healthy active lifestyle.

Email:  Lanny@thewoma.com

Cindy Noyes – Treasurer

Cindy Noyes, The WOMA Secretary/TreasurerFormerly a software company executive, Cindy Noyes currently works for GLOCK, located outside Atlanta, Ga., as a rangemaster and firearms instructor. Since 1988, Cindy has participated in United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) competitions. She has won numerous Georgia and area championship ladies’ titles. At the national level, she has placed among the top eight ladies in several handgun divisions. She is also an avid competitor in three-gun competitions, enjoying the combination of pistol, rifle and shotgun.

Cindy and her husband, Bill, founded the South Atlanta Practical Shooting Club in 1989. For several years, she served as match director for the USPSA in Area 6 competitions. She served on the executive board of the South River Gun Club and was president of its local USPSA club until July 2015.

Cindy has been a participant in several Babes with Bullets Ladies Action Shooting Camps and recently became an instructor under the guidance of camp founder Kay Clark-Miculek. Another of her passions is sporting clays, and in 2001 she was honored as Sportswoman of the Year by the Georgia Sporting Clays Association’s Hall of Fame.  Cindy is a life member of the National Rifle Association and a member of the NSSF.

Cindy lives in Fayetteville, Ga., with her husband and a maltese named Peanut . She has two married children and four grandsons, Charlie, Israel, Meyer, and Joseph.

Email: cindy@thewoma.com

Larry Weeks – Director

Larry Weeks

Larry is the public relations and media relations manager at Brownells, where he has worked for more than 30 years. The Montezuma, Iowa, company is the world’s largest supplier of gunsmithing tools and firearms accessories. An NRA-certified range safety officer, Larry helps organize the annual Brownells-sponsored Babes with Bullets event, where he greatly enjoys helping women learn to shoot in a safe, professional, nonthreatening environment. Larry also enjoys pheasant and coyote hunting, and competes in USPSA three-gun events.

Email:  Larry@thewoma.com

Athena Lee – Director

Athena Lee

Athena Lee, born in the Philippines, active interest in shooting sports starting at age 13. Migrated to the USA and now resides in Katy, TX. When Athena isn’t at the gun range or traveling across the country (or the world) for handgun matches she is working as the Communications Director for Babes with Bullets. Athena will be taking over Social Media for the WOMA.

Athena Lee has competed in numerous local, National and World Handgun Championships for the International Practical Shooting Confederation. As part of Team USA she won the Gold Medal (individual) in 1999 and 2008 and was part of the USA Team Gold Medal in 2008.

In October 2011 Athena traveled with the other members of the US Women’s Open Handgun Team to Greece to compete in the IPSC World Shoot.

Email: Athena@thewoma.com

Deb Ferns – Founder and Member at Large

Deb Ferns, The WOMA ChairDeb Ferns has worked for more than two decades as a corporate meeting planner. She lives with her husband, Gary, and their two daughters in Tucson, Ariz. Her education includes an MBA, and she has won regional and national “entrepreneurial” business awards.

Her interest in firearms started on her 45th birthday, and a few years later, in 2004, she attended the first “ladies-only” shooting program offered by national handgun champion Kay Clark-Miculek. In 2005, Ferns joined efforts with Miculek, and they currently host ladies’ action shooting camps across the country called Babes with Bullets ™. Deb is the author of the book, Babes with Bullets Women Having Fun with Guns, and delivers motivational speeches across the U.S. based on the theme of “life outside your comfort zone.”

Deb is a charter member of the Tucson Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and is a life member of Girl Scouts of America and the National Rifle Association. She is a member of POMA – the Professional Outdoor Media Association and the NSSF – National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Deb enjoys a wide variety of shooting sports, though her favorite is three-gun tactical competitions utilizing a rifle, pistol and shotgun. She shares her passion for Hatha yoga by teaching it at the ladies’ handgun camps. Deb also enjoys horseback riding and water sports.

Email: deb@thewoma.com