NASSA Governance

NASSA Long-Term Governance Objectives

Our long-term goal is to make NASSA a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation. Such a change will require formal NASSA By-Laws, NASSA Code of Ethics, a NASSA Board of Directors as well as Functional Managers to oversee specific responsibilities to guide and sustain NASSA.

As a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation, all USA-based donations will be tax-deductible. This will help incentivize donations to help cover our fixed annual operating costs and provide additional funding for substantial new initiatives. Our goal is to maintain a zero membership cost for our NASSA members.

NASSA Implementation Team

Since NASSA is an evolving and growing organization, the NASSA Implementation Team will serve as an interim means of governance until such time as a more permanent governing body is appointed. The NASSA Implementation Team currently consists of the following individuals with more personnel to be added as future requirements dictate:

Chris Cawthorne (NASSA Co-Founder) – NASSA Implementation Director

Responsible for the NASSA organizational strategic planning, direction and implementation as well as the generation of NASSA website specifications and content creation.

Garin Hatch (NASSA Co-Founder) – NASSA Website/ Systems Administration Director

Responsible for the strategic direction, creation, hosting and administration of the NASSA website infrastructure and support functions.

Mario Hererra – NASSA Database & App Development Director

Responsible for the overall development, optimization and integration of NASSA Performance Databases and Apps.

Ricardo Arellano – NASSA Mexico Integration Director

Responsible for the integration of Mexico into the NASSA organization including the recruitment of the Mexico Regional Directors and key personnel.

Tim Steinke – Website HTML Coding and Technical Support (Consultant)

Responsible for web-based technical consulting & custom coding to optimize the NASSA Website.

The NASSA Implementation Team will be working in conjunction with the Regional Directors for Canada, Mexico and the USA to implement our NASSA Implementation Strategic Plan. Regional Directors are being appointed as we find volunteers to fill these positions. Click on the link below to see the names of appointed Regional Directors as well as their specific responsibilities.

NASSA Advisory Committee

Members of the NASSA Advisory Committee consist of Rifle Silhouette shooters from Canada, Mexico and the USA as well as our Industry/Small Business Partners that have substantial standing within our Rifle Silhouette Community. The (4) primary roles of the NASSA Advisory Committee Members are:

  • Input into the NASSA Implementation Team to help guide implementation direction & policies moving forward.
  • Ambassadors for NASSA, particularly during the NASSA Launch Phase and the subsequent introduction of other major initiatives.
  • Aid in the recruitment of NASSA Functional Managers, Regional Directors and other vital personnel as required.
  • Aid in fund raising to execute and expedite our multi-phase NASSA Implementation Plan.


TBD (North Central)

Ken Haupricht (Northeast Region)

Mike Haynes (Northeast Region)

Luke Johnson (Northeast Region)

TBD (Northwest Region)

Dustin Flint (South Central Region)

Carlos Salazar (South Central Region)

TBD (Southeast Region)

Dan Cates (Southwest Region)

John Mullins (Southwest Region)


Jordan Marsh (British Columbia)


TBD (Central Region)

TBD (Northwest Region)

Jose Alfredo (Pepe) Valdes (Northeast Region)

TBD (South Region)

Representing Industry/Small Business


Adam Braverman (Capstone)

Daniel Salazar (Berger Bullets)

Small Business

Chris Winstead (hardscrabble Mountain)

Cathy Winstead-Severin (Good Shooting Inc)