Shelli, who is a US Army veteran, says while she was not actively involved with guns from an early age, she grew up around them her whole life. Now, she is an instructor for both the Utah Conceal Carry certification and the South Dakota Enhanced Conceal Carry certification. She also is an NRA Basic Pistol Instructor, an NRA Range Safety officer. She reports she takes great pride in teaching women how to select the right handgun for themselves and then helping them to build their confidence and skill in the proper use of their firearm. Shell says her passion is teaching responsible gun owners what they need to know to conceal carry in the great state of South Dakota. She was one of the first instructors qualified to teach the enhanced certification in her state of South Dakota.