Susan has been involved with firearms since her teens. Susan is a California P.O.S.T. certified Law Enforcement Firearms Instructor and a California Handgun Safety Certificate instructor. She is also an NRA Certified Instructor for Pistol, Home Firearm Safety, and Range Safety Officer.
Susan is also a certified Chief Range Safety Officer,International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Safety Officer, and serves as a Range Safety Officer for the San Jose Municipal Firing Range.
Susan is a firearms student herself, continuing to take numerous firearms training classes from nationally recognized trainers and firearms schools in the disciplines of Pistol, Urban Carbine, Shotgun, and Sub-Machinegun Techniques. She has also taken classes in VIP Protection, Edged Weapons, and High Risk Environments to broaden her skills and knowledge.
Susan is also a Registered Security Guard with the California Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
In her other life she is a Clinical Scientist with a bay area hospital.