Meet The PRFA Team!
I'm Christie Bass, the owner and Chief Instructor of Phoenix Rising, and I'm looking forward to meeting you!
Are you looking for a place to get a great firearms education? Not only is firearm safety and training a focus, I offer situational awareness training, emergency first aid and trauma training, range safety training and more! All taught through positive reinforcement and empowerment. No harsh commands and no singling out. My goal is to connect with students and create a relaxed and fun environment, where each individual feels comfortable and excited to learn as much as possible.
I believe strongly in continued education, for myself, our staff, and my students. I enjoy earning your trust and being by your side as you navigate the endless amount of information available to help you protect yourself and loved ones from violence.
I am constantly challenging myself to learn more about the why and how when it comes to personal protection. I want to share that knowledge with you!
*USCCA Training Counselor (Become an instructor here)
*Michigan CPL Instructor (formerly known as CCW)
*USCCA Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals Instructor
*USCCA First Aid Fundamentals Instructor
*USCCA Basic Handgun Instructor
*USCCA Home Defense Fundamentals Instructor
*NRA Range Safety Officer Instructor
*One-on-one Student Development Instructor
*USCCA Countering the Mass Shooter Threat Instructor
*USCCA Women's Handgun and Self Defense Fundamentals Instructor
*NRA Home Firearm Safety Instructor
* American Red Cross CPR and AED certified
*USCCA First Aid Fundamentals certified
*Stop the Bleed certified
*DMI PERformance TCCC based Primary Medical graduate
*NRA Refuse To Be A Victim certified
*NRA Chief Range Safety Officer
*Vice President of MOC a state-level Firearm Rights Group
*Membership Director for Michigan Open Carry
*Very active second amendment ambassador
Most importantly, I am a wife and a mother of 3 amazing children.
I have adopted the motto of "Stand on the shoulders of giants".
Latin: nanos gigantum humeris insidentes
Meaning "discovering truth by building on previous discoveries."
Let me share my discoveries with you!
Message me today with any questions you have! Answering questions is one of my favorite things to do!
My name is Ken Koepke.
I was bitten by the firearm bug when I first joined the Army and continued to enjoy firearms when I served in the Air Force.
Being a Non-Commissioned Officer with the Air Force, I really enjoyed moulding and driving others to become better. The best version of themselves and what they were capable of.
I truly enjoy helping you to push your skills to the next level. Guiding you each step of the way towards personal success.
Personally, I have been honored throughout my lifetime to stand on the shoulders of giants. Obtaining and building on previous knowledge. Through this, I am able to pass this knowledge on to you.
I would be pleased to work with you and give you the best instruction I can possibly give.
Certified USCCA Instructor
NRA Range Safety Officer
United States Air Force