Rose was born in East Harlem in New York City. She attended high school and Nursing School in the Bronx. One of her first jobs was in the emergency room in a South Bronx Hospital. She has worked in a psychiatric hospital as a nurse and certified Alcohol and Drug counselor. She was also the business administrator in a managed care company and she owned her own medical billing company for 10 years.
Rose became interested in shooting about eight years ago when a friend (John) who was a retired Major and police officer suggested she learn how to defend herself. She and her husband became his students, learning how to defend themselves with a handgun and with a baton. John was an excellent instructor and motivated Rose to learn more about handing a gun safely and to shoot with skill and accuracy. John’s motto was “never allow yourself to be a victim” and that really sank in because Rose had been a victim and a survivor of physical abuse.
Rose has been shooting for over eight years and she has completed a number of the National Rifle Association (NRA) training courses, including the Certified Pistol and Person Protection in the Home Instructor courses. Rose is now certified to train students in preparation for their concealed carry license.
Of all the different things Rose has done in her life, she has never enjoyed any of them as much as she enjoys training people to shoot and empowering them to know that they can defend themselves and their family, should the need arise. Her students have ranged from age 21 to 70 and they all have been a pleasure to work with.