2021 - 2022

Board of Directors

These dedicated ladies comprise our all-volunteer Board of Directors.

Deb Ferns

Deb Ferns

Founder

Deb is the co-founder of Babes with Bullets firearms academy program, started in 2004. She is also the founder of the Ladies Adventure Camp Experience, introducing women into hunting fields.  Deb is an active multigun competitor, teaches hatha yoga and works with a variety of animal rescues.

deb@DebFerns.com

Marsha Petrie Sue

Marsha Petrie Sue

Chairperson

Marsha is a professional speaker and accomplished author of several business books.  She is involved in a variety of conservation foundations including Arizona Antelope, Mule Deer and Desert Big Horn Sheep.  Marsha is an NRA member, NRA Women’s Leadership Forum, NSSF, the American Sport Fishing Association.  She is also a Babes with Bullets alumnus.

marsha@MarshaPetrieSue.com

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Emily Sprissler
President

An avid shooter, and affectionately referred to as 'Chef Emily' at our SNQ events, she is an Executive Chef based in the Washington, DC metro area, a “Cheftestant” on season2 of Bravo TV’s Top Chef, and featured in the film “New’s Chefs on the Block”.  With almost 30 years in the culinary field, she knows the meaning behind the “Never Quit” mindset.

emily@thewoma.org

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Caren McCurdy
Vice President

Captain Caren McCurdy, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy (Ret.) is from Bremerton, Washington where she and her husband Mike Spence enjoy hunting, crabbing and fishing. They volunteer for a variety of veterans groups. She is a proud member of the Poulsbo Sportsman’s Club. Caren has several at-sea deployments and a 12 month deployment to Combined Security Assistance Command, Afghanistan.

caren@thewoma.org

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Erica Chin
Secretary

Erica has over 20 years in law enforcement and is also a NROI Range Officer.  She is an active competitor in handgun and multigun competitions, including matches with her home shooting club, the Sons of Action Pistol. Erica is also our certified massage therapist for SNQ.

erica@thewoma.org

Cindy Noyes

Cindy Noyes

Treasurer

Cindy is a GLOCK Professional representing the Glock Shooting Sports Foundation.  She is also a firearms instructor and active in sporting clays, handgun and multigun competition.  Cindy and her husband founded the South Atlanta Practical Shooting Club and it continues today.

cindy@thewoma.org

Lanny Barnes

Lanny Barnes

Director

Lanny is a 3 time Olympic Biathlete and is now one of the top multigun (handgun, rifle and shotgun) competitors in the nation!  She teaches courses to military, law enforcement, along with being an instructor for Babes with Bullets.  Lanny is also a very accomplished hunter (small game and large game) with archery and rifle.

lanny@thewoma.org

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Daphane Cassidy
Director

Daphane Cassidy is an avid hunter, conservationist and shooting sports enthusiast.  Daphane works as a Digital Media Specialist for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. She has hunted and volunteered with the Safari Cares program in South Africa and represents the U.S. as one of the few American Young Opinion members of The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation. 

daphane@thewoma.org