Kris Gref­fard, Owner/ Lead Instructor 

Kris is a law enforce­ment pro­fes­sion­al in the Province of British Colum­bia. She has been a police offi­cer for 12 years. She is cer­ti­fied through the Jus­tice Insti­tute of British Colum­bia (JIBC) as a Cer­ti­fied Use of Force Instruc­tor. Kris has a Bach­e­lor of Arts in Recre­ation and Health Edu­ca­tion through the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vic­to­ria as well as an Asso­ciate Cer­tifi­cate in Lead­er­ship and Con­flict Res­o­lu­tion through the JIBC . She has been train­ing in self pro­tec­tion and com­bat­ives since 2005. She began train­ing under the instruc­tion of Dar­ren Laur with Per­son­al Pro­tec­tion Sys­tems Inc (PPS). Kris became a full time instruc­tor for PPS in 2010. In 2016 Dar­ren gave Kris his best wish­es to con­tin­ue to deliv­er self-pro­tec­tion and safe­ty pro­grams through Kris’s new com­pa­ny, Sheep­dog Self-Pro­tec­tion Inc.

As a moth­er of 2 employed in a high risk pro­fes­sion, Kris has devot­ed her­self to self pro­tec­tion train­ing, doing every­thing pos­si­ble to ensure she kiss­es her babies good­night. Kris takes pride in pro­vid­ing the best train­ing pos­si­ble to ensure you do the same. Kris and her team are pas­sion­ate about teach­ing you the skills, phys­i­cal­ly and men­tal­ly, to sur­vive. As a par­ent, Kris under­stands the impor­tance of teach­ing chil­dren safe­ty and is ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing chil­dren with the tools they need to make it home safe.


Rob Horne, Instructor
Phys­i­cal Abil­i­ties Test Administrator

Rob is a law enforce­ment pro­fes­sion­al in the Province of British Colum­bia. He has been a police offi­cer for 12 years. He is cer­ti­fied through the Jus­tice Insti­tute of British Colum­bia as a Cer­ti­fied Use of Force Instruc­tor. Rob has been train­ing in self pro­tec­tion and com­bat­ives since 2010. Rob is an instruc­tor for ISC and assists with Fight Back for Women. He is a cer­ti­fied Phys­i­cal Abil­i­ties Test administrator.


Chris Spar­go, Instruc­tor 
Phys­i­cal Abil­i­ties Test Administrator

Chris retired from law enforce­ment in 2018 after 29 years of polic­ing. Chris spent 13 years as a Sergeant, 18 years as a firearms instruc­tor, and 16 years on the Emer­gency Response Team. His back­ground includes patrol, bikes, beat, traf­fic, crowd man­age­ment, inter­nal inves­ti­ga­tions, oper­a­tional plan­ning, and train­ing.  Chris is a cer­ti­fied Phys­i­cal Abil­i­ties Test Admin­is­tra­tor. Chris is the lead instruc­tor for the Man­ag­ing Aggres­sive Peo­ple pro­gram and Total Aware­ness pro­gram. He also assists in the deliv­ery of Bylaw Pro­tec­tive Force Options Training.


Fran­cois Gref­fard, Instructor

Frank was born and raised in Que­bec City. He spent 18 years in the Cana­di­an Armed Forces before retir­ing in 2020 as a Pet­ty Offi­cer First Class  as a Naval Com­bat Infor­ma­tion Oper­a­tor. Frank is Close Pro­tec­tion qual­i­fied and has been board­ing par­ty trained. He has been train­ing in the area of self pro­tec­tion and com­bat­ives since 2007.