2022 - 2023, 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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Erica Chin
Vice President

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

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Katie Riley
Secretary

Katie's first shooting memories are of her dad teaching her safety and basic shooting. A severe car accident at age fifteen, left her with usable vision in one eye, eliminating most outdoor and sports activities. When she was starting her career, she realized her safety was her own responsibility. She became involved with the local chapter of The Well Armed Women.

Katie is all in! She has been the a Babes with Bullets and SNQ alum; Chapter Leader for TWAW; served on the Board of Atlanta Conservation Club; match director for her local IDPA club (Indy IDPA); was the first and only female IDPA match director in Indiana; and lead match director for the 2021 and 2022 Indiana State IDPA Championship.  

katie@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

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Maggie Reese Voigt
Director

Maggie Reese Voigt is a professional competition shooter and multi-time national champion.  In her off-season Maggie enjoys providing firearms instruction to woman and new shooters.  When she’s not on the range, you can catch Maggie on the hunt for new hiking trails with her dog Penny.

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Jill Robinson
Director

Jill began hunting when she met her husband, Dan Robinson. Besides deer hunting in New York, they were very invested in running their coonhounds, beagles & foxhounds. Jill has attended several Babes with Bullets shooting sports events and She Never Quit programs.  These experiences have increased her enthusiasm for shooting sports and hunting. At age 64, she began competition shooting and participated in her first 3-gun match at age 65. Jill is known for her patriotism, love of family, and being the life of the party! She is most proud to be a military mom!

jill@thewoma.org

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Jessica Adanich
Director

Jessica is an alumna of the Cleveland Institute of Art where she studied design and fine art. She spent six years of her career leading the design and marketing department of Mace Brand. Her passion for the self-defense and firearms industry inspired her to create her design agency, DesignPod Tactical, where she specializes in branding and marketing for the tactical industry.