Kevin Michalowski is the Executive Editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and a fully certified law-enforcement officer in his home state of Wisconsin. He has been actively involved in defensive firearms training, as a student, writer and trainer for 20 years.
Representative Steve Montenegro was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives representing LD13 in November, 2008. He was elected by his fellow caucus members to serve as House Majority Leader for the current 52nd Legislature (2015-2016). He serves on the House Agriculture Water and Lands committee and on the Rules committee.
His primary issues include education, government transparency, protecting Second Amendment rights, agriculture and water as well as fiscal responsibility. He was the Primary Sponsor of the American Civics Act requiring Arizona’s High School students to pass the same civics test required of newly naturalized citizens, and was awarded Legislator of the Year honors by the Arizona State GOP in 2015.
Mr. Montenegro arrived in the U.S. from El Salvador when he was four when his family immigrated to the United States.
He is a District Representative in the office of Congressman Trent Franks, Arizona’s Second Congressional District, and also a minister. He was previously a teacher at the Arizona Charter Academy and Superior School in Surprise, Arizona. Rep. Montenegro interrupted his studies toward a law degree at Arizona State University in order to run for office.
He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. Steve also holds an Associate of Arts in Theology from CBAN and Logos Christian University and currently serves as an Assistant Pastor/Youth Pastor at the Surprise Apostolic Assembly. He is also a trustee of the Arizona Christian University.
He spent five years as President of Arizona Messengers of Peace and is now Treasurer of the National Messengers of Peace and is an Advisory board Member of the Arizona Charter Academy.
He and his wife, Melissa, were married during his first legislative session. They welcomed their daughter Adelynn Abigale into their family in 2012. His hobbies are reading, playing the piano, playing golf, shooting and running.
He is running for the Senate!
Becky Yackley has been shooting competitively for over 25 years. Her background ranges from high power service rifle to collegiate air rifle and air pistol, summer biathlon, Palma rifle, USPSA, and 3-gun. Becky was on the 2015 USA Ladies Standard Team for the IPSC Shotgun World Shoot. She also finished 3rd Lady in Production Division at the 2015 Bianchi Cup. When she isn’t shooting, Becky is busy with her camera and her work can be seen in Outdoor Life, Shot Business, NRA magazines, and various industry publications. She is writing two series for Guns America – one on kids and guns, one on competition shooting. This year she will be on the TV Show, The Big Gun, on the Sportsman Channel, and have appearances on Shootout Lane and NRA All Access, and USA Shooting.
She is heading up two junior 3 gun camps, under the title of 2A Heritage, that will take place in June and July.
She also shoots with her husband and 3 boys, shortened up to The Yackley Five; Mark, Becky, Tim, Sean, and Andrew. This family of shooters is no stranger to 3-Gun competitions, having competed all over the country.
Her husband Mark has been competing in various shooting sports for the last 25 years. His background varies from All-American in collegiate air pistol, years shooting smallbore, air rifle, high power, USPSA, and 3-gun. Mark is with the Wisconsin State Patrol where he works as a state trooper and as a firearms instructor, and his other job is with the Marine Corps.
Their eldest, Tim, is nearly 17 years old and has been shooting competitively for the last three years. He has competed in USPSA, 3-gun, Palma Rifle, practical shotgun, and multi-gun events. He is the current junior National Champion for The Bianchi Cup and is on the USA Junior Team for the IPSC Shotgun World Shoot in Italy. Tim’s smooth and clean shooting style has earned him overall match win at Blue Ridge Mountain 3 Gun, and a spot in the Pro Series where he advanced last week to the shoot off in October for $50k.
Jennifer Barber retired from broadcast news as an award-winning consumer investigations producer to become a stay-at-home mom in 2003. Settling in the West Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, Barber led the effort to help the City of Goodyear win the All-America City award in 2008. Since then, she’s co-founded a nonprofit organization, served on the Goodyear City Council, and now manages social media and websites for various organizations as CEO of News2JB Creative Services, LLC. In her free time, she’s co-founded and serves as chapter leader of the Southwest Valley, Az Shooting Chapter of The Well Armed Woman, LLC, is a certified instructor for Refuse To Be A Victim®, is a certified Range Safety Officer, and volunteers to bring the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program to children in Arizona.
Theme: Gun Safety & Training
– Kevin Michalowski – is the Executive Editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and a fully certified law-enforcement officer in his home state of Wisconsin. He has been actively involved in defensive firearms training, as a student, writer and trainer for 20 years.
– Steve Montenegro – who is AZ’s House Majority Leader, and a champion of Second Amendment Rights, Representative Steve Montenegro has served AZ since 2008, and is now running for a Senate seat!
– Becky Yackley – has been shooting competitively for over 25 years. Her background ranges from high power service rifle to collegiate air rifle and air pistol, summer biathlon, Palma rifle, USPSA, and 3-gun. Becky is also part of The Yackley Five Team, which includes her husband and three sons. And she is one of the ladies we met on our recent DC Project Trip to our nation’s capital.
– Jen Barber – chapter leader of the Southwest Valley, Az Shooting Chapter of The Well Armed Woman, LLC, is a certified instructor for Refuse To Be A Victim®, is a certified Range Safety Officer, and volunteers to bring the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program to children in Arizona.
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