Season Ten (Episode Seven)
Tennille Chidester – Host
From Salt Lake City, UT, Tennille began shooting competitively in USPSA in her mid teens, now she has found her true passion as a 3-Gun competitor and firearms instructor. In addition to the fast-paced competition, it is the amazing people and camaraderie that draws Tennille to the competitive shooting sports. Tennille is pleased to have enjoyed nearly two decades in the shooting industry and is currently the General Manager of 3-Gun Nation.
In addition to competitive shooting, Tennille enjoys working with new shooters and regularly participates in “The Well Armed Woman” and “A Girl and A Gun” events, both organizations dedicated to helping women become more familiar and proficient with firearms. She is also a certified NRA instructor as well as a Concealed Carry instructor.
In her spare time, Tennille enjoys spending time with her two children and amazing husband both on and off the range. She is very thankful to have so much support from him to chase her passions! Tennille also loves scuba diving, iced coffees (Monster Java Vanilla Light), enjoys bright shiny objects, enthusiastically supports the 2nd amendment and strives to grow the shooting sports. She is thrilled to be hosting Ammo and Attitude Season 8.
Christa is honored to be participating in Season 10 of Ammo & Attitude.
She lives in Blue Ridge Ga with her husband and pups. Together they have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. Christa is the owner and operator of Confident Carry Firearms Instruction. She is a NRA Certified Instructor and a USCCA Training Counselor. As an Orange Hat Instructor with Project Appleseed she participates in instructing shooters how to shoot rifles and learn the history of the start of the American Revolution. Christa volunteers her time with TWAW Shooting Chapters as a Chapter Leader Instructor, State Leader and Regional Trainer. She is a Shoot Like a Girl Pro Staffer as well as a Gunsite and Glock Operator Graduate.
In her real life she sells Medical Gases to Hospitals and leads a Hazmat Team.
Outside of her job and shooting, Christa loves the outdoors and spending time with her grandbabies. Jogging and Gardening top the list of her favorite sunshine activities. Recently she started hunting and is really enjoying this new shooting sport.
Always up for a challenge, Christa has been watching past episodes of Ammo & Attitude, prepping for the Texas heat, competition and is looking forward to the new friends she’ll meet on this adventure.
Karen Whitlock was born and raised in Georgia where she lives with her husband (Rick) and two collies (Mason and Noah). She and her husband own and operate a gun range and store in Flowery Branch, GA which fostered her love of the shooting sports. She knew she wanted to get more women involved in shooting so she became a NRA and USCCA certified instructor and started teaching other ladies how to shoot. She currently teaches several ‘ladies only’ classes each month in addition to hosting a chapter of the Well Armed Woman at her range. When she is not at the range working, she loves running and fitness. This past January, she completed the Disney marathon to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Over the years she has completed 12 marathons and 4 iron distance triathlons (each race consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run). There isn’t much she is afraid to try and hopes to bring some of that fearlessness to Ammo & Attitude this season. Karen is up for the challenge and excited to be a part of the show!
She grew up a tomboy, in Florida, loving the outdoors, playing softball, cheerleading and building treehouses. Her father introduced her to BB guns. In 1986, when she met her husband, Art, he introduced her to scuba diving, fishing, and hunting. After retiring, from teaching, they moved to Alabama for the fishing, joined a local range and began shooting steel challenge matches.
Pat competed on Season 4 and has been very busy the past 6 years. She began competing in Shortgun and Team 3 Gun matches. After losing her husband to cancer in 2015 she became more involved in the shooting community. She participates in 3 gun, shotgun, rifle and PCC matches, both locally and across the U.S. Pat has become active in the Ladies Invasions, Babes with Bullets, and A Girl and A Gun organization. She also assists with NRA pistol instruction classes. She still finds time to get out on the lake and do some fishing.
Pat will be 67 when she returns to A&A, but claims that will not slow her down. She considers it an honor and happy to be back on Season 10. Pat is looking forward to the competition and meeting new people. She knows it will be a challenge and will return with her “never give up” attitude.
As a child Sarah spent a lot of time with her father outdoors, fishing, camping and hunting. When she was a teenager the family adopted 4 wild mustangs. She spent the next year breaking two of them. She is a US Coast Guard Veteran who served honorably from June 2004 until June 2014. During her time in service she became involved in competitive shooting in both Bulls-Eye Pistol and High Power Rifle at distances up to 600yrds. Now, Sarah is a full-time student working towards a Bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences. She spends most of her time working out as she is working to achieve “Professional” status as a National Fitness Competitor and training for 3 Gun. The remainder of her free time is spent with her two Pitbulls. Poke who is 8yrs old and Tohopka who is 2 ½. She is very excited to have the opportunity to be on Ammo and Attitude and throw some lead down range with other women who share the same interest.
Sheila McKinney had her first taste of shooting competitively in 2015 at a local law enforcement charity IDPA match. Since that time she has competed in Steel Challenge, IDPA, GSSF, and 3-gun competitions and has attended several Babes with Bullets handgun and 3-gun camps which are specifically geared towards lady shooters. Most recently, Sheila competed in the American Marksman, a national competition for amateur shooters, which will be televised in May 2017…so she can’t spill the beans quite yet on any winner placements. Sheila has found a drive in encouraging and educating women in firearms safety and handling, as she volunteers her time as a chapter leader for The Well Armed Woman. She also enjoys promoting women who are active in the outdoors (hunting, fishing, shooting, and archery) by being a volunteer with The Women’s Outdoor Media Association. Sheila and Larry, her husband of almost 21 years, reside in rural Mississippi with their two dogs and two cats.