I started my journey in firearms instruction in 2012 with the EBRP 4-H shooting sports, where I instructed children, as young as eight, in the fundamentals of safety and marksmanship. I am a 30-year licensed paramedic and retired from EBR-EMS after 25 years of service, at the rank of Captain. During that time, I served in various Command roles, mostly in the education and training arena. I helped develop multiple training programs for EBR EMS, including one at Baton Rouge Community College. I was an adjunct instructor at BRCC, in Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology. She is also a 2019 graduate of EBRSO Reserve Academy. Rin has a 2 A.S. degrees from BRCC, an A.S. and B.S.in Biology from St. Francis University and enrolled in Clemson University, College of Biological Sciences Graduate School.
As a lifelong learner, I have trained with some of the best local and national instructors: John Hanchey, Bill Long, Massad Ayoob, Brian Hill, David Maglio, Aqil Qadir and Vicky Farnam. I love learning and training, and I’m fortunate that I am able to attend these classes. I try to bring some of this information back to the Chapter and my students.
I hold the following instructor certifications:
NRA Personal Protection Inside the Home
NRA Personal Protection Outside the Home
NRA Defensive Pistol
American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support
AHA Advanced Life Support,
AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Tactical Combat Casualty Care
Prehospital Trauma Life Support
Louisiana Licensed Paramedic Instructor.