Stephannie Weidner, CEO/XO (Executive Officer) of Active Self Protection

Stephannie has been involved at Active Self Protection in many different capacities since 2014, currently serving as the CEO and Executive Officer (XO) and John’s general “right-hand man.” Because she is a follower of Jesus, she is passionate in her belief that innocent life has vast intrinsic value and is worthy of being fiercely defended. She enjoys having the opportunity to teach some of the skills necessary to that task around the country. She is particularly interested in defending vulnerable populations and issues important to women.

Stephannie’s greatest joy is her family. She has been married to her husband and best friend, Neil, for 25 years. Together they have 5 grown and nearly grown children and one adorable granddaughter. She enjoys guns and shooting, but these are a few of her favorite things.

Certifications and Qualifications:

  • First Certified Active Self Protection Instructor and one of only 3 people able to teach ASP-branded classes
  • Rangemaster Certified Pistol Instructor, earning a perfect score on the written test
  • Verified Graduate of the Law of Self Defense Instructor Program
  • Certified Use of Force Instructor, State of South Dakota
  • NRA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • NRA Certified RTBAV Instructor
  • NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
  • Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events, Train the Trainer
  • Speaker/Presenter at the USCCA Concealed Carry Expo, Pittsburgh, PA 2019
  • Speaker/Presenter at The Well Armed Woman Illinois State Shoot, 2019
  • Speaker/Instructor at The Active Self Protection National Conference, Manhattan, KS 2019
  • Coordinator/Speaker/Instructor at the Active Self Protection National Conference
  • Daily Firearms Concealed Carrier since 2011

Notable Classes Taken:

Mag 40, Massad Ayoob

The Complete Combatant, Brian & Shelley Hill

Technical Handgun, Test and Standards, John Johnston

The Armed Parent/Guardian, Melody Lauer & John Johnston

Unthinkable, Dr. William Aprill

Private Lessons, John Correia, Scott Jedlinkski, others