I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA! I was raised in Ohio up to the age of seven in a very Christian Zionist house that has a huge heart for Israel and the Jewish nation. My dad is Jewish and he decided that we’re giving up on everything and moving to the Holy Land. When I came here I was exposed to soldiers walking around freely with their weapons, and it caught my eye. My older brothers also served in combat units and used to come home with their guns and tell us Army stories. I was hooked and knew I wanted to have a job serving in the IDF as a shooting instructor. When I finished the army a gun company contacted me and offered me to work for them as a gun model. Soon other gun companies also wanted to work with me and loved that my mother tongue is English- so I could promote them in other countries as well. A Zionist to me is not just living in Israel, its knowing and living the history of this land. It’s taking part in the holidays and the Sabbath, really understanding these people and what they’ve gone through and what we go through. Being a part of one big family and serving this country! I’ve learned a lot living here for almost 22 years. It’s not easy to get by and it is not easy to make money here- but there’s so much about this land that is worth staying and fighting for.
I served for two years as a shooting instructor in the anti-terrorism unit where every week I would be sent to different bases and different units to train them and certify on their specific weapon.
In high school I majored in agroecology, sociology, and criminology. It was in high school that I was exposed to terrorist attacks, the mafia, and so on and it really interested me to get more deeply into their mindset.
Today my interests hasn’t really changed , it may sound boring but I really love what I do and I’ve noticed that I love the same things since I was a little girl! If it is music because I come from a musical family, and if it is sport because my siblings and I are all athletic. And of course if it is guns because I live in a country where you need to serve and you are exposed to it everywhere.
The people in Israel make me feel like I’m part of one big family, they have a very warm and welcoming culture. I love that about them. I feel free to be who I am, and do what I want without being fake.
I’m absolutely in love with the food! It is so delicious and healthy. I can go on and on about Israel and how I love this country.
Honestly Israel is the most interesting place I’ve been to! (No lie)
I love the ancient sites, the history, and the beautiful desert. The North of Israel and the culture make me fall in love with the land every single time. I’m still planning on traveling the world though, Next on my list is Brazil, Colombia, Hawaii and hopefully the Philippines.
It was not easy training male combat soldiers as a shooting instructor. Sometimes I felt that I would have to be more strict to prove my position as their Commander. Most of the time I was treated very respectfully, and did not get into any uncomfortable situations. The soldiers honored me, and knew that they cannot and shouldnot mess around or else they would be severely punished.
Today working with civilians as an instructor is less strict and a bit for fun knowing I’m not sending them into combat or war but here to learn and be professional.
People from America and abroad are very surprised at my jobs and my experience with weapons.
Especially at such a young age.
I always get the shocking questions about it! I think that everywhere in the world serving your country should be mandatory. Service is not just to “Die For Your Country”. It is a lifetime lesson that makes you so much more mature when you finish. You learn and experience things that day to day life won’t teach you. I’m very proud to be one that has served my country and am going to continue to encourage other women to do the same.
I think that sometimes people think that I’m snobbish just from looking at my IG photos. But once you talk to me you’ll find a girl that loves to love, laugh and have a good time even when hard work needs to be done.
I am very serious about what I do and about my goals. Maybe you’ll see a very serious side of me but I guess that thats what the army does to you and others will maybe think its snobbish? But anyway I’m not haha at all!!
LM: I’m addicted to tahini! It’s an Israeli dressing, and everyone has to try it. I put it on literally everything.!!!
And another one would be, even with all the outer appearance that I present in my social media or in day-to-day life, inside I’m a very very very sensitive girl.