As a petite female who frequently felt vulnerable traveling alone all over the east coast Dawn Dolpp realized the necessity of possessing good situational awareness skills but she knew learning to avoid becoming a victim was not always enough. As a wife and mother, Dawn felt it was important to sign her family up for martial arts training and eventually firearms training in 2009. A few months later Dawn obtained her conceal carry permit and has continued her firearms training by taking courses from the local Sheriff’s Department, military trained firearms instructors, NRA Instructors, NRA and USCCA Training Counselors.
Dawn volunteers her time helping to educate, equip and empower women as a leader of the TWAW Southside, VA Chapter and TWAW Lynchburg Chapter of The Well Armed Woman Shooting Chapters, Inc. She serves as the TWAW VA State Leader and was recently named as the TWAW Regional Trainer for WV, VA & MD. She practices at the range routinely to maintain her skills and continues to take classes to further her firearms training. Dawn teaches individuals and group firearms training and personal safety classes. While her focus lies in assisting women of all ages and skill sets on how to safely handle, care for and feel comfortable with their firearms and personal safety Dawn routinely teaches co-ed classes as well.