Meet the Staff

Executive Director/Founder

Stephanie Dunham is a firm believer in empowering others to be their best selves. Stephanie believes in a holistic approach in training and works to achieve balance in mental, physical, and spiritual approaches to martial arts training. She is looking forward to working with anyone interested in training, but especially women and kids. Stephanie believes that martial arts training is for anyone, regardless of limitations, who wishes to improve their lives.

Chief Operations Officer

Evelyn Mason enjoys connecting with people through written and spoken word, and face-to-face interaction, creating a fun and welcoming environment wherever she goes. She’s exploring healing and empowerment through Women’s Self-Defense, (non-woo) Yoga, and Ninpo — overcoming past trauma and PTSD, and learning how to live strong. Entering her 18th year as a homeschooling mom, her passions are lifelong learning, teaching, and growth.

Chief Marketing Officer

Richelle Knapp has a heart to help women, especially those who have been abused, raped, or attacked, overcome their trauma through compassion and understanding. She has spent many years overcoming her own PTSD from physical, emotional, and mental abuse. She is currently training with Sister Ninja for self-defense and aspires to take kick boxing, and very possibly Mixed Martial Arts someday, as part of her own ongoing journey of healing.