Meet Wendy Saetta

Wendy Saetta

I was never involved with any type of defensive training or firearms training growing up. I was fortunate enough to become introduced to defensive shooting by my ex-husband, and we found a defensive pistol shoot, run by Dave and his father Stu, on Tuesday nights and attended as often as we could. I was immediately drawn to the format of this event, and I have been a Range Officer on Tuesday night now for three years. Once involved in the defensive pistol sports, I realized that you need more answers to life threatening situations than just a gun. So, with that thought, my interest in unarmed self defense increased as well. I have taken many of RPDs personal defense courses, as well as Insights Unarmed Self Defense and Defensive Knife Class. I cannot stress enough that you need to have unarmed skills because you will not always be able to have your gun with you or maybe even get the chance to deploy and/or use it. I started taking more training with Insights, Sig Academy, and was even fortunate enough to go to Thunder Ranch. With some encouragement by Dave Jenkins, three years ago, I became an NRA Instructor. Soon after, I became an instructor with Rochester Personal Defense, LLC. After gaining more experience in teaching, I am now the Lead Instructor in the Womens Training Division for Rochester Personal Defense, LLC. I truly enjoy teaching firearms and unarmed defensive skills. There is nothing better than teaching someone a new skill, then watching them perform the skill with confidence. I also am always learning new things from my students. I strive to teach at the highest level possible. In order to achieve this, I attend as much training every year as my schedule, and finances, will allow. I do not believe that just because you are now certified in an area that means you do not have to continue training and learning. Every one of us can learn something new. I also am afforded the chance to help plan new classes and training for the Rochester Personal Defense, LLC curriculum.




Philosophy

The world is an ever changing place. My attitude is to always hope for the best, but always be prepared for the worst. I want to do all that I can to avoid being preyed upon, and I achieve that mindset through knowledge, skills, practice, AND lots and lots of training.






Training Experience:

  • 2006. NRA Basic Pistol
  • 2006. Rochester Personal Defense Basic Self Defense
  • 2006. Rochester Personal Defense Intermediate Self Defense
  • 2007. SIG Concealed Carry Pistol Course
  • 2007. Insights Intermediate Defensive Handgun
  • 2007. Insights Street and Vehicle Tactics
  • 2007. Insights Defensive Folding Knife
  • 2008. Insights General Defensive Rifle
  • 2008. Thunder Ranch
  • 2008. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC: Defensive Pistol Skills, 102
  • 2009. Insights Close Quarters Confrontation
  • 2009. Insights Unarmed Self Defense
  • 2010. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training and Development Program
  • 2010. Blackwater 1 day Custom Force on Force Simunitions training
  • 2010. Blackwater High Risk Driving
  • 2010. Blackwater/US Training Center 4 Day Custom Defensive Pistol
  • 2010. NRA Range Safety Officer
  • 2010. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC: Defensive Pistol Skills 301
  • 2010. Insights General Defensive Rifle
  • 2011. Counter Terrorism Driving Course from US Training Center/Blackwater USA
  • 2011. Custom Defensive Handgun at US Training Center/Blackwater USA
  • 2011. Custom Defensive Rifle at US Training Center/Blackwater USA
  • 2011. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training Refresher
  • 2012. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training Refresher
  • 2012. Sig Sauer Academy - 2 day Defensive Shotgun
  • 2012. Sig Sauer Academy - Skill Builder Rifle
  • 2012. AWSDA (American Women's Self Defense Association) Rape Awareness And Prevention Instructor
  • 2013. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training Refresher
  • 2013. Rory Miller: Introduction to Violence: The Essentials
  • 2013. Rory Miller: Introduction to Violence: Dealing With Assault
  • 2014. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training Refresher
  • 2014. GLOCK Certified Pistol Instructor
  • 2014. Certified GLOCK Armorer
  • 2014. Custom Defensive Pistol from Academi
  • 2014. Custom Rifle from Academi
  • 2015. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training Refresher
  • 2015. Custom Rifle course from Academi
  • 2015. Custom Defensive Vehicle Operation course from Academi.
  • 2015. Custom Defensive Handgun course from Academi
  • 2015. Defensive Handgun 1 Instructor for The Second Amendment Foundation's Training Division (SAFTD)
  • 2015. Defensive Handgun 1 from The Second Amendment Foundation's Training Division (SAFTD)
  • 2015. Sig Sauer Academy - Bullets on Vehicles course
  • 2015. Defensive Folding Knife 2 from InSights Training Center
  • 2016. Custom Pistol Instructor Development Training from Academi
  • 2016. Custom Shotgun Instructor Development Training from Academi
  • 2016. USCCA Certified Pistol Instructor
  • 2016. Rochester Personal Defense, LLC Instructor Training Refresher
  • 2017. Completed the GLOCK Armorer's Course
  • Teaching Experience:

  • Range Officer for Rochester Defense Pistol Associates, LLC
  • NRA Certified Instructor for Basic Pistol, In Home Firearms Safety and Personal Protection in the Home
  • Womens Training Division Lead Instructor for Rochester Personal Defense, LLC
  • Assistant Instructor Florida Non-Resident Permit Training
  • Instructor for Rochester Personal Defense LLC DPS 101, 102, 201, 301 Pistol series training
  • NRA Certified Instructor for Personal Protection Outside the Home Basic and Advanced
  • Instructor for Rochester Personal Defense, LLC's Low Light Pistol Operator training
  • Instructor for Rochester Personal Defense, LLC's Defensive Rifle/Carbine Operator training
  • Community Involvement: