Andrea Bogard, a Northern Michigan native, began shooting pistol competitively at 12
years of age. Andrea travelled within the state of Michigan and participated in IPSC,
IDPA and bowling pin matches for four years.
At age 16, following a steel plate match, another participant put a shotgun in her hands
and ignited a passion for the shotgun sports. At age 18 and 3 months, Andrea became
the youngest NSCA certified Level 1 instructor.
Andrea has taught extensively for the last 17 years, instructing men, women and
children in the fundamentals of the shotgun sports in both individual and group
settings. Andrea has written and published multiple articles within the sporting
industry, as well as a thesis in college on “Women in the Shooting Sports.”
Andrea has taught in three states and is equipped to handle issues such as gun fit, eye
dominance, safety instruction, problem targets and overall firearms comfort, to name a
Want to know more?
- Andrea owns 4 businesses and operates them from all from an office in a
renovated state mental hospital in Traverse City, Michigan now called the Grand
Northern Art Photography – www.northernartphotography.com
Life Outside the Booth – www.lifeoutsidethebooth.com
Life Afield – www.lifeafield.com
Life on Target – www.lifeontarget.us
- Andrea is a professional shooter for Syren, USA, the women’s specific shotgun
line from Caesar Guerini. She focuses on promoting the female recreational
shooter as well as the female shotgun hunter.
- Andrea is an avid hunter and is on pro-staff or pro-incentive program for
multiple international hunting/sporting companies. Check out
www.andreabogard.com for her personal site and blog.
Andrea hunts worldwide for species from birds to bears, and everything in between. Her writing and imagery have been published in magazines such as Sporting Clays magazine, the Retriever Journal and the Upland Journal.
When not running a business, teaching or hunting, Andrea can be found with her husband, two boys and their labs enjoying all the amazing things Northern Michigan has to offer. In addition, Andrea loves dark microbrews, red wine, cooking and travelling.