There are several women’s shooting organizations, but the AG & AG Leadership Team is the reason this league is different:
Our Facilitators are all Certified Instructors. This is important because members can be assured that all events are run by someone who has made an investment in her training by attending professional classes to learn safe gun handling and accuracy drills. This is more than a fun group; we have a mission to ensure that our members learn correct techniques while having fun.
Our Facilitators are all women. We love spending time with our husbands, boyfriends, sons, and other guy friends at the range; however, we take time to get away and enjoy girl talk, too! This girl-friendly environment has a different feel to it — and can often be less intimidating to new members. We share tips about posture, grip, and maneuverability that are all unique to a woman’s physical characteristics. While there are wonderful male instructors, it can greatly benefit women to learn from other women.
Our Facilitators are “everyday” women. We are not pin-up models, hard-core athletes, or tactical soldiers. We are normal women who enjoy trying new things and feeling empowered. We welcome women of all ages and abilities — from the fitness pros to the cuddly grandmas — who want to improve self defense skills and try a competitive match. Anyone can do what we do, and we cheer for each other along the way! Our Facilitators help women achieve their goals every day.
Julianna Crowder, Founder
Julianna Crowder held the first A Girl & A Gun Girl’s Night Out on February 28, 2011. Although she was raised around firearms and married a Marine, it wasn’t until 2004 that Julianna developed an interest in competitive action shooting, hunting, and self-defense. She participated in IDPA and was often the only woman at a match. She would see women there with their husbands, but always sitting on the sidelines. The first Girl’s Night Out was a casual, unintimidating event on safe shooting followed by “girl talk” at a restaurant afterwards. Only a few girls showed up, but each week a few more would come. Using this simple format, she has helped bring thousands of women into the shooting community. She was seen on The Blaze, Huckabee, CNBC, NBC, NPR, and many local affiliates. She was Ms. September in the 2012 Bond Arms “Fight Like A Girl” charity calendar. Although Julianna retired from the business in AG & AG in 2022, she remains a vibrant part of the AG & AG community.
Robyn Sandoval, Executive Director
Robyn Sandoval is a converted anti-gunner, who shares her journey from gun control to gun rights. Robyn is the Executive Director of A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League and manages the day-to-day operations of the organization. She is a Certified Pistol Instructor (Rangemaster, USCCA, NRA), Range Safety Officer, and has trained under many notable instructors. She is a recreational and competitive shooter in several sports and disciplines. She serves on the Board of Directors and Advisory Board of the DC Project and regularly meets with members of Congress. She famously says, “Moms who make demands to take our rights don’t speak for moms like me.” Robyn is the Managing Editor for Women & Guns magazine and is a frequent speaker at national conferences and podcasts on gun-related issues. She was on the cover of TIME magazine in November 2018 and her profile is displayed at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum in Cody, WY. For her advocacy work, she was honored with the 2019 Defender of Liberty Award from the Second Amendment Foundation. Robyn holds a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude from St. Edward’s University.
Tatiana Whitlock, Training Director
Tatiana Whitlock is a nationally respected firearms instructor. She has trained with the top names in the firearms industry and prides herself on being a dedicated student of the craft. A lifelong interest in martial arts resulted in the inevitable introduction to firearms as a means of self and home protection. As a mother of two, Tatiana takes the safety of her family seriously and knows that in a worst-case scenario the first responder on the scene is herself. She works with men, women, and youth to establish a real-world foundation of firearm skills, safety, and situational awareness. Tatiana is an NRA Instructor, Range Safety Officer, and Refuse to Be a Victim instructor. In addition to her role as the Director of Training for A Girl & A Gun, she is also the Director of Training at Howell’s Indoor Range and Shooting Academy in Gray, Maine. Tatiana is a featured host & instructor on Trigger Time TV airing on the Pursuits Channel and co-host of the Civilian Carry Radio podcast. She is a contributing author for numerous industry publications and the NRA Women’s Network.
The volunteers at AG & AG Headquarters work tirelessly for our members, facilitators, vendors, sponsors, and friends.
- Dawn Rodriguez, Art & Licensing Director
- Beth Duckworth, Quarterly Match Director
- Eileen Kerlin, Vendor & Social Media Coordinator
- Theresa Schneider, Leadership Coordinator
- Kara Krautter, Membership Coordinator
- Wendy Hayes, Retail & Hospitality Coordinator
- Sandra Woodruff, Compliance Coordinator
- Janet Bryan, Customer Service Coordinator