Kate is the founder, owner, and Editor-in-Chief of Victory Girls Blog. She’s been involved in several successful blog ventures over the last fifteen years as Writer, Political Editor, and Managing Editor. She considers herself a happy warrior for conservatism. Kate lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest. She’s crazy about vintage, the shooting range, shoes, wine, and politics. She’s also a Whovian, TWD junkie, and loves old movies. You can email Kate here or follow her on Twitter, @KateFriarStokes.
Amanda Green, our Managing Editor, might not be a Native Texan but she got there just as quickly as her parents could move from Oklahoma. If asked what she wants to be when she grows up, she shrugs and smiles and asks why she has to grow up. A vocal advocate for Freedom of Speech and the Second Amendment, her greatest achievement is her son, a proud member of the Armed Forces.
Kim Hirsch is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister’s father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk’s Ten Conservative Principles. Don’t know what they are? Google them!
Toni Williams loves this country so much, she cries during the National Anthem. Born Conservative and slightly Misanthropic, she adores her husband, Army Captain son, dog and Russian ballet. In her spare time, she loves to eat food and hike The Smokies.
Lisa Carr is a feisty fireball from the East Coast. She speaks French, Italian (only the swears), enough Japanese to be dangerous and fluent sarcasm. She enjoys using that sarcasm whilst making fun of the plethora of liberal hipsters who reside in the Pacific Northwest. She is a lover of God, America, family, all things 80s-especially Reagan and punk rock/new wave. Lisa is the proud wife of a retired Marine (now airline pilot) and spends her time as a starving freelance voiceover artist, being mom to one son she loves too much to allow become a snowflake, running a senior citizens’ home for cats and writing for Victory Girls.
Nina Bookout is an opinionated 5th generation rancher’s daughter from Wyoming who was taught that character and integrity, should be the norm. She is a entrepreneur who manufactures and sells less lethal ammunition. When she’s not busy talking less lethal “Pancake” round ammo; you can find her reading, cooking, relaxing with her family, blogging at Victory Girls, or spending time at the family ranch in Wyoming. Nina’s bedrock guide to all things American and political is our Constitution, the genius and foresight of our Founding Fathers, and the exceptionalism that is this United States.
Jenny North is a native of Northern California, but now calls the southeast home. She’s a lawyer and a law prof, a former Marine, a yogi, and a mom. She’s non-traditional in an old fashioned way, and believes in the value of the individual above the collective. You can email Jenny here, or follow her on Twitter, @GirlsGoneGuns.
Deanna Fisher is a former freelance journalist and health insurance drone, turned at-home wife and mother to a supportive husband and four active children. She is a special needs mother and advocate with two sons on the autism spectrum. Born and raised in the Seattle area, she is an Army sister, devoted Seattle Mariners fan, and a staunch conservative whose roots stretch from the American Revolution to the Japanese American internment.
Darleen Click was born in Los Angeles back when the San Fernando Valley still had orange groves and she remains in Southern California. Her interest in politics and conservatism started when she was ten years old with her dad challenging her to read the daily newspaper and discussing articles over the dinner table. Happy wife, mother and grandmother, her day job for the last 19 years has been within the judiciary. Not one to let moss grow, she wrote for several years for Protein Wisdom, creates in Photoshop, cartoons, designs book covers, enjoys traveling with her husband to far-off lands, indulges in photography, is struggling to learn Japanese and carries a Kindle with her at all times.
Jodi Giddings holds a master’s degree in English with a focus on book publishing. She’s a recent import to Northern Idaho, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and three increasingly neurotic cats. In her spare time, she can be found defending our Constitution, driving a ’57 T-Bird, rooting for the Dodgers, and cosplaying badass chicks.
Marta Hernandez is an immigrant, writer, editor, science fiction fan (especially military sci-fi), and a lover of freedom, her children, her husband and her pets. She loves to shoot, and range time is sacred, as is her hiking obsession, especially if we’re talking the European Alps. She is an avid caffeine and TWD addict, and wants to own otters, sloths, wallabies, koalas, and wombats when she grows up.
Daughter of a Marine Corps aviator turned airline pilot, Beege Welborn grew up on the move, always nosy and stayed that way. 12+ years on active duty as a Marine herself reinforced her fierce love for this great country and all it stands for. She freely indulges her artistic ADHD: freelance writing, professional artist, blogging, working on everything from grassroots bids to presidential campaigns, waiting for treasure on Oak Island. WHAT a country! Beege is lucky enough to have the most incredible Marine for a husband, and the best U.S. Air Force meteorologist in the world for a son. With a healthy rescued menagerie in tow, they all live on the Redneck Riviera in the Florida Panhandle…and like it a lot.
Narcissi Craig is married with three tweens. “CC” finds herself currently living off-planet in a world known as “Metro Washington DC”. She’s dreaming of wide-open spaces with warm weather. A former native of the People’s Socialist State of California, she’s lived all over the USA and overseas. These opportunities to immerse herself into different cultures and ideologies has entrenched her view that the USA is an amazing country, and we are so fortunate to have our Constitution and Bill of Rights. She’s always happy to have a debate, so long as the participants understand “feelings are NOT facts”. Bring a fact-based viewpoint, a good dose of courtesy (respect is earned; courtesy is given freely), a bit of thick skin, fluency in sarcasm, and a bucket of good margaritas. She’s happy to chat about anything from Ron Paul to Ronald Reagan. A bit of warning: she has a borderline obsession with Lego systems, a total dedication to General Jim Mattis, and a low threshold for BS. Professionally, she spent almost a decade working in the defense contracting industry, and then decided to shift into the healthcare industry. Now she spends her days fighting the “Top Rated” liberal education that surrounds her kids. It’s a full-time battle, but she’s happy to say they’re learning to think for themselves.
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