Recent Honors/Awards:
Wyoming Business Report’s Top 40 Under 40, 2017
National Shooting Sports Foundation & Professional Outdoor Media Association’s Grits Gresham Shooting Sports Communicator of the Year Award, 2017
Nominee – Wyoming’s Non-Profit Woman of Influence, 2017
Education:
Master of Arts, American History, University of Delaware, 2013
Bachelor of Arts, American History, University of Delaware, 2011
-President: Phi Alpha Theta History Honor’s Society, 2010-2011
Select Firearms-Related Professional Experience:
Robert W. Woodruff Curator, Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY, 2015-Present
Consulting Curator, Houston Museum of Natural Science, 2018 – Present
Producer. Gun Stories with Joe Mantegna, Outdoor Channel. 2017
Consulting Producer. Confidential, 2017
Consultant, National Museum of Law Enforcement and Organized Crime (Mob Museum), Las Vegas, NV, 2016-Present
Associate & Acting Curator, Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY, 2015
Guest Curator. C.M. Russell Museums and Complex, 2015-2016
Guest Curator. Cody Firearms Experience, 2015
Assistant Curator, Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, WY, 2013-2014
Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Military History, University of Delaware, 2012
Researcher/Fellow, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, 2010-2013
Firearms Intern, Soldiers and Sailors National Memorial Hall, 2008
Grants:
National Endowment for the Humanities, 2017
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2017
Gretchen Swanson Family Foundation, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,
Kinnucan Arms Chair Grant, 2012
Fellowships:
Firearms Curatorial Resident, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 2013
Edward Ezell Fellowship, University of Delaware, 2012
Buffalo Bill Resident Fellowship, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 2011
Certifications:
NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, Basic Pistol, 2016
NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, Personal Protection Inside the Home, 2016
Well Armed Woman Instructor Certification, 2016
Museum Studies Certification, University of Delaware, 2013
Committees and Memberships:
Founding President; Association of Firearms History and Museums (in process), founder; Arsenals of History Symposia Series, member; American Alliance of Museums, gun collecting committee member; National Rifle Association, honorary member; Winchester Arms Collectors Association, member; American Society of Arms Collectors, grants committee; American Society of Arms Collectors, life member; Weatherby Collector’s Association,
Select Media Appearances:
On Camera Expert. Gun Stories with Joe Mantegna, Outdoor Channel, 2015 – Present
Re-Occurring Expert. Mysteries at the Museum, Travel Channel, 2016-2018
Re-Occurring Guest. Sportsmen of Colorado, Radio The Source 560 AM KLZ, 2014 – Present
Interviewed. To the Best of Our Knowledge, National Public Radio, 2016
On Camera Expert. American Genius, National Geographic, 2015
Guest Host. Gunrunner Radio. Big Horn Radio, 2014
Has also appeared on: National Public Radio, Fox News, Women’s Outdoor News, Outdoor Life, Shooting USA, NRA News, Gun Talk Media, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Discovery Channel Europe
Select Lectures/Panels:
Forum Speaker. The Art of the Hunt: Embellished Sporting Arms in America. New Orleans Antique Forum, August 2018
Guest Lecturer. Unloading the Gun: Firearms, History, and Museums. Yakima Valley Museum, June 2018
Guest Lecturer. Perpetrators and Protectors: The Mob, The Law and Firearms, National Museum of Law Enforcement and Organized Crime (Mob Museum), September 2017
Organizer. Arsenals of History: Firearms and Museums in the 21st Century, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, July 2017
Lecturer. The Cody Firearms Museum, Arsenals of History Symposium, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, July 2017
Moderator. Addressing the Press: Firearms and the Media, Arsenals of History Symposium, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, July 2017
Moderator. Forming an Association: Legitimizing Firearms in Academic Study, Arsenals of History Symposium, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, July 2017
Guest Lecturer. Displaying the “Politically Incorrect,” C.M. Russell Museums and Complex, May 2017
Guest Lecturer. Displaying the “Politically Incorrect,” Blackhawk Museum, March 2017
Panelist. Curator Roundtable, Firearms and Common Law Symposium, Aspen Institute, September 2016
Guest Lecturer. Displaying the “Politically Incorrect,” Canadian Guild of Antique Arms Historians, April 2016
Guest Lecturer. The Cody Firearms Museum Renovation, American Society of Arms Collectors, September 2016
Guest Lecturer. From Protector to Perpetrator: Demystifying Firearms in History, Art Institute of Chicago, November 2015
Guest Lecturer. Winchester ’73: The Illusion of Movie Making, Winchester Arms Collectors Association, July 2014
Guest Lecturer. Unloading the Six Shooter: Disassembling the Glamorization and Demonization of Firearms in the Arts, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, 2011
Selected Firearms Exhibitions:
Curator/Project Director. Cody Firearms Museum Renovation. Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Upcoming July 6, 2019
Consulting Curator. Art of the Hunt: Decorated European Sporting Arms, from the 16th through 18th Centuries. Houston Museum of Natural Sciences. March 2019
Curator. Glock Makes History: The Birth of the Polymer Handgun Market. Buffalo Bill Center of the West. June 2016
Guest Curator. Designing the American West: The Artist and the Inventor. C.M. Russell Museum & Complex. February 2016
Curator. The Greatest Gun Designer in History: John Moses Browning. Buffalo Bill Center of the West. December 2015
Curator. Journeying West: Distinctive Firearms from the Smithsonian Institution. Buffalo Bill Center of the West. December 2015
Curator. The Forgotten Winchester: Great Basin National Park. Buffalo Bill Center of the West. June 2015
Curator. Western Firearms Gallery, including Shoot for the Stars: The Tradition of Cowboy Action Shooting. Buffalo Bill Center of the West. April 2015.
Curator. Steel Sculptures: Engraving Individuality from Mass Production. Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Winter 2014.
Publication History
Books:
Co-Author. Fifty Featured Firearms at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Mowbray Publication: Rhode Island, 2017 (in process)
Contributor. Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Buffalo Bill Center of the West: Cody, WY, 2016.
Selected Articles:
Author. Firearms and Museums in the 21st Century. Panorama – August, 2018
Founder/Editor/Author. Arsenals of History Journal, Annual Publication, 2018 – Present
Contributor. “Firearms Curator Roundtable” Technology & Culture Journal, August 2018
Author. “Displaying the ‘Politically Incorrect.’” CLOG X Guns: Chicago, IL, September 2017
Author. “Does History Repeat Itself? The Smith & Wesson LadySmith.” CLOG X Guns: Chicago, IL, September 2017
Author. “Renovating the Cody Firearms Museum.” International Committee of Museums and Collections of Arms and Military History Magazine. Issue 17, May 2017. Pg. 38 – 41
Author. “Renovating the Cody Firearms Museum.” American Society of Arms Collectors Journal. Fall 2016.
Author. “Glock Exhibit Opening.” Glock Magazine. Bang Media. Annual 2017
Author. “The 28 Most Notable Guns from Remington’s 200-Year History.” Outdoor Life Magazine. Bonnier Corporation, 2016
Author. “Cassie Waters: Businesswoman of the Old West.” Guns of the Old West. Harris Publications, Spring 2016
Author. “Making History: GLOCK Pistols at the Cody Firearms Museum” Glock Magazine. Harris Publications. Annual 2016
Author. “Pocket Pistols: 10 Seminal Guns from the Past 300 Years.” Pocket Pistols. Harris Publications. 2016
Author. “The Gun that Won the Western and the Unforeseen Stars of Winchester ‘73Guns of the Old West. Harris Publications.
Author. “Frontier Profile: Jedediah Strong Smith” American Frontiersman. Harris Publications
Author. “Frontier Legend John Johnston.” American Frontiersman. Harris Publications
Author. “The Guns of John Johnston.” American Frontiersman. Harris Publications
Author. “Annie Oakley VS Lillian Smith: A Female Sharpshooter Rivarly.” Guns of the Old West. Harris Publications, Spring 2015
Author. “Icons and Has-beens.” American Handgunner. FMG Publications, 2014
Author. “Triggering Memory: American Identity in Cowboys and Aliens.” Points West. Spring 2012
Author. “Unloading the Six-Shooter: Disassembling the Glamorization and Demonization of Firearms in the Arts.” Points West, Fall 2011.
Columns:
Author. “Weird West: Fact or Fiction” Guns of the Old West. Athlon Outdoors (formerly Harris Publications)
Author. “Cowboy Action Round Up.” SHOT Show New Products. Guns of the Old West. Athlon Outdoors (formerly Harris Publications). 2015, 2016, 2017
Reviews:
Reviewer. “Glock 19 Gen 5.” Range 365.com 
Reviewer. “Everybody Loves an Outlaw: Taylor’s Outlaw Legacy Revolver Series.” Guns of the Old West. Harris Publications
Reviewer: Richard Rattenbury. A Legacy in Arms: American Firearms Manufacture, Design and Artistry, 1800-1900. Chronicle of Oklahoma, Spring 2016
Selected Blogs & Vlogs:
Recoil Magazine – weekly video series beginning October 2017 to Present
Outdoor Life 2015- 2017
Range 365 2016-Present
National Shooting Sports Foundation 2014-2017
The Truth About Guns – 2016
Buffalo Bill Center of the West – Unloading the Myth – 2013 – Present Unloading the Myth
The Shooting Wire – 2013-2015