Christa Forrester

Chief of staff


Christa joins us from Georgia where she recently retired from the Medical Gas Industry. Her career began at her family’s business, where she learned about how to run a successful business by working as an Office Administrator/File Clerk role and up through the ranks to President, CEO and General Manager. The company was later acquired by a National (now International) Compressed Gas Company.

Approximately 21 years ago, her husband gifted her a firearm with a goal that she would commit to getting trained and be confidently prepared to defend herself. This opened a door into a world she didn’t know existed.

When she is not wearing her Shoot Like a Girl hat, she is teaching for Confident Carry Firearms Instruction, LLC. She holds Instructor Certifications through the NRA in BP, PPITH, BR, CRSO and RTBAV and is also a Training Counselor and Multi-Discipline Instructor, including DSF Level 1 and 2, with the USCCA. She volunteers her time with The Well Armed Woman as a Chapter Leader and State Leader and was previously the Regional Trainer for Georgia. She will tell you traveling the country, sharing the shooting sports with the women who come into the Shoot Like A Girl trailer and watching them connect and feel empowered is one of the most rewarding things she does.

In 2018, she was selected as a Jeff Cooper Legacy Scholarship Award Recipient and attended Gunsite Academy. She also completed her GLOCK Armor and Operator Certifications. In 2019 she was honored by winning The Well Armed Woman’s Trailblazer Award.

Christa has been a Shoot Like a Girl Instructor since 2018 and added to her role in 2019 as the Business Development Executive connecting with existing Shoot Like a Girl Partners as well as bringing new partner offerings onto the trailer.

In her downtime, she and her husband Jeff, embrace the outdoors. Some of their favorite activities are jogging, fishing, hiking, shooting and now she has added hunting to her list. Her fur babies, GSD’s Bella and Baylee, rule the roost and her goal is to show her grandchildren (10 between she and Jeff), how to live everyday full of adventure!