Heather Martin Bio Picture
Heather Martin

RCSA Board President

Heather Martin is relatively new to competitive shooting.  After an invite from a friend she attended her first rimfire event in 2013 (then known as Ruger Rimfire).  Heather enjoyed the event so much she convinced her husband, Eric, to come with her the next time.  That was all it took, they were both hooked.

Heather now travels, with her husband, to participate in shooting events.  She participates in different type of events but is most active in Rimfire Challenge and Steel Challenge.

On top of competing, Heather has volunteered her time at several rimfire and steel matches.  She has provided support as a scoring/safety officer up to assistant match director.  Along with her husband, Heather provides support and sponsorship to local youth shooting programs.  She can often be seen working with new shooters at her backyard gun range.

Heather brings with her active corporate business experience in the areas of policy management, vendor sourcing and management, event planning, training and in IT.

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Pete Swenson

RCSA Board Vice President

Pete Swenson has been involved in competitive NRA smallbore rifle shooting as both a competitor and Match Director for much of his life.  Realizing that conventional NRA smallbore was losing popularity, he started researching other shooting sports activities and discovered the NSSF Rimfire Challenge program.  His home club, Michigan City Rifle Club, of which he is President – invested in the program to bring affordable competitive shooting activities to the club.  It soon became one of its most popular activities.

Pete is an NRA Certified Chief Range Safety Officer and NRA Rifle, Pistol, Shotgun, Personal Protection in the Home and Outside the Home Instructor.  He brings a strong background in running and managing various competitive shooting sports programs.  Additionally, he has helped develop and organize youth shooting camps.

Professionally, Pete spent most of his career in International Sales and Marketing management for the machine tool industry.

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Lori O’Rear

RCSA Board Secretary

Lori O’Rear started competitively shooting USPSA and Steel Challenge 9 years ago. Excelling in the discipline of Steel Challenge she achieved numerous titles in Rimfire Pistol and Rifle in State and Area Championships. In 2015, she also branched out into Action Pistol (Bianchi Cup) and holds several National Records with her Rimfire Pistol. It wasn’t until 2021, Lori discovered a new passion with Rimfire Challenge and entered her first World RCSA Competition.

Along with competing, Lori is a Certified NRA Pistol Instructor. She has assisted many new shooters in learning the fundamentals of firearms plus introducing them to competitive shooting.

Lori offers over 20 years as a Certified Professional in the Human Resources Industry providing an extensive background in Recruitment and Retention, Training and Development and Employee and Client Relations.