Hi, I'm Melissa, the owner and founder of Modern Defense, LLC. I launched this business specializing in firearm safety courses and have been instructing since 2015.

I was born and raised in Eastern Colorado Springs by parents who own and operate Dragonman's, a multi-recreational facility including a gun store and six shooting ranges. You could say firearm knowledge, safety awareness and shooting precision was inevitably a natural byproduct of environmental upbringing.



My passion for firearms and more importantly, firearm education, came from, well, my mama..

Inspiration​: My mom was my personal link to the industry. She was an NRA instructor as well and her passion for building an individual's confidence to shoot by instilling firearm safety awareness and a solid foundation of shooting technique was admirable. After her passing, I felt compelled to continue her legacy. Her presence as a female in a male-dominated industry was an inspiration as well. I want to continue her legacy and bring that presence to say you can be feminine and still have an interest in firearms.