Tennessee Valley GRITS

Meet the Atlanta GRITS

Their Leader

Laura Mickels


Laura is a new GRITS member and excited to open a new chapter in Huntsville, Alabama, The Heart of the Tennessee Valley.

Having spent most of her career in California and Colorado, she returned to her hometown of Huntsville in 2005. While in Colorado, she started shooting sporting clays with her husband Mike. Her first shotgun was a Remington 1187 youth 20 gauge, but she found a renewed love for the sport when she was introduced to the Fabarm Syren 12 gauge!

Laura and Mike own the wealth management firm CochranMickels Retirement Specialists. She has always been passionate about helping women step out of their comfort zones, whether it is with their finances or learning to shoot a shotgun.

She started the fundraiser “Lipstick ‘N Lead” which introduced women to the fun of breaking targets with a shotgun while raising money for a local charity, and also organized the first women’s shotgun sports league in this area. GRITS is the perfect extension for these girls who are really into shooting!

When Laura is not helping people retire, she and her husband are at Limestone Hunting Preserve and Sporting Clays practicing or introducing friends and clients to the game of sporting clays. Laura is also the past president of the Women’s Economic Development Council and the Financial & Estate Planning Council of Huntsville.

Upcoming Events

Our inaugural meeting will be held May 22, 2010 at Limestone Hunting Preserve and Sporting Clays located at 28755 Coggins Rd in Ardmore Alabama 35739.  Please check in at the club house and we will be meeting at the pavilion.

Our next meeting will be June 19, 2021 at 9AM.  You can prepay for your targets and ammo by going to www.scorechaser.com and look for Tennessee Valley GRITS on 06/19/2021.

There are no upcoming events.

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