Hi, I'm Melissa, the owner and founder of Modern Defense, LLC. I launched this business that specializes in offering firearm safety courses for many reasons, but first..
In the Summer of 2012, my mother was tragically taken from me while my parents were filming for a reality television show meant to air on The Discovery Channel. I helped my dad hire new managers to sustain their business while I finished college.
I graduated from CU-Boulder with a degree in marketing, and moved to The East Coast after landing a job in Boston, Massachusetts. After a year away from home, I ultimately decided to move back to Colorado to help my dad maintain the establishment my parents started 33 years earlier. I obtained my NRA certification September of 2015.
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.
Values: I want to challenge the negative stigma our media consistently places on firearms. By combining education and exposure to a firearm, the goal is to destigmatize the firearm as a "weapon", and remind individuals the many uses of a firearm. My personal goal is to break walls of ignorance, and allow individuals to defend and protect themselves and their family safety.