Clint Smith, President and Director of Thunder Ranch®, is a Marine Corps veteran of two infantry and Combined Action Platoon tours in Vietnam. His experience includes seven years as a police officer during which he served as head of the Firearms Training Division as well as being a S.W.A.T. member and precision rifleman.
In 2004, TR was successfully moved to Oregon.
Heidi was born and raised in the Seattle area. From an early age hunting and fishing were a part of her life due to her father owning Chilanko Lodge, a Hunting and Fishing Lodge in Interior BC Canada.
Her first handgun course was in 1989. Soon after this she obtained her concealed carry permit. After attending several handgun and rifle courses she along with her mother saw that there was a need in the industry to have an all-female format to introduce women into learning how to shoot and use handguns and rifles.
“Our primary concern is that people who come to Thunder Ranch® leave with a peace of mind in their heart and head. We strongly hope that they never have to use any of the skills or things learned here for the defense of themselves or their family, but if they do, we want this knowledge to be used confidently and with great vigor. The only goal is to win.” ~Heidi Smith