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 is a dreamer, teacher, and leader. She empowers women to take personal responsibility for their safety by learning the proper handling and use of firearms and invites women to participate at the shooting range. 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, but grew tired of being the only woman at a match. She would see women there with their husbands, but always sitting on the sidelines. On Feb. 28, 2011, she held her first Girl’s Night Out, 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. Julianna is a passionate speaker on women’s issues as gun owners, concealed carry and 2nd Amendment issues, action shooting sports, and firearm education. She has been featured 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. As Founder, Julianna continues to share the mission of A Girl & A Gun. She is a Certified NRA Instructor, Rangemaster Level 1, Certified License to Carry Instructor for the State of Texas, and served on the national NRA Education Committee.
Robyn Sandoval, Executive Director
Robyn Sandoval is a converted anti-gunner, who gained national attention with her journey from gun control to gun rights. Robyn joined A Girl & A Gun in March 2011, when she attended a Girl’s Night Out hosted by Julianna Crowder. In October 2012, she stepped into the role of Technology Director and built the infrastructure and operating procedures from the ground up to enable the organization’s rapid growth (650% in 26 months). In November 2013, Robyn accepted Julianna’s invitation to become a Partner in the LLC, and together they created the highest quality women’s program in the nation, which hosts training events at hundreds of ranges nationwide. As Executive Director, Robyn manages the day-to-day operations of the league. She is a Certified NRA Instructor, Range Safety Officer, and GLOCK Armorer. She is a member of the Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, Texas State Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and an NRA Endowment Member. She serves as the Texas delegate for the DC Project and is the Managing Editor for Women & Guns magazine. She 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.
- Sandy Kozero, Leadership Onboarding Director
- Beth Duckworth, Quarterly Match Director
- Dawn Buccafusco Rodriguez, Art & Licensing Director
- Morgan Schmidt, Range Coordinator
- Jana Yarbrough, Vendor Program Coordinator
- Wendy Hayes, Partner Services Coordinator
- Melissa Devorsky, Merchandising Coordinator