The founder and President of the training center is Peggy Pope, she owns a successful computer business in Mesquite, NV, for 12 years known as CAppTech, Computer Applications and Technology Service.  Proudly CAppTech has been voted "Best of Mesquite" in the computer repair category for the past 9 years in a row through the Mesquite Local News Readers Poll.

Instructors/staff backgrounds consists of NRA certified firearms instructors, multiple years personal training with various martial arts experts, are retired Military and/or Police/Sheriff's deputies and top U.S. rated firearms training academy graduates.

After being threatened, the founder took up shooting then started the Women's Defensive Weaponry club.  It has since blossomed and consolidated into the non-profit WDW Training Center, Inc., as known today.

As women instructors, most of whom have been subjected to domestic or other violence, abuse or threats themselves, find that their past ordeals resonates with those who have been through the same.