Meet the All Can Carry Team!
NRA Certified Instructor
Texas LTC Instructor
RID NIC; Texas BEI Advanced, Court; CoreCHI™
Lara's passion for firearms began the day her father placed her first rifle, a New England Firearm .223, in her hands. In her adolescence, her parents would take her on annual youth hunting trips where she brought home several white tail deer. Her love of firearms carried over to her adult life.
Professionally, Lara is a full-time state advanced and nationally certified sign language interpreter. She has been employed for 5 years at Hired Hands, Inc. She received her Associate of Applied Science degree from the Interpreter Training Program for the Deaf in 2008 and her Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice in 2009.
Even though working within the Deaf and interpreting community is her current passion, it was not her first one. Lara has always been fascinated with the criminal justice system and even without working in the legal field full time, she still finds herself drawn to it. In 2014 she graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington where she received her bachelors in criminology and criminal justice. The knowledge gained from the pursuit of this degree is being applied towards pursuing a legal interpreting certification and her education towards being a stronger teacher for those who take her NRA basic pistol and Texas CHL classes. 2014 was a busy year for Lara and All Can Carry. In March, Lara was a guest on KSEV 700am's radio show, "Guns Over Texas" where she was interviewed about teaching firearms classes to the Deaf. Then in October Lara's article, "Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Carrying in a Hearing World" was published in the Texas Concealed Handgun's third quarter newsletter.
In Lara's free time you can find her running in 5k's, shooting IDPA matches, trail riding on her retired barrel racing horse, Buck, and breaking into the sport of mounted shooting. She enjoyed rodeoing all through high school and continues to enjoy the company of horses on her days off!
Range Safety Officer
Derick Wagner is Lara Wagner's husband and business partner. They met in February 2011 and were married in the fall of 2012. His love of guns began a little later in life when his grandfather, Jack Starry, passed away leaving Derick his small gun collection. With the help of YouTube tutorials and multiple trips to the gun range, Derick has become not only a skilled shooter, but a person knowledgeable around many different firearm types.
Professionally, Derick is a civil engineer. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2006 with a bachelors in civil engineering and has been employed as an engineer since.
When not working, you will find Derick in the garage restoring old
equipment for resale, or focused on a woodworking project.
Range Safety Officer
Larry Arnold is Lara Wagner's father. His father, Wilson Arnold had 10-year-old Larry outside shooting cans and squirrels. Along with the basics of shooting, Wilson also taught his son how to hunt. Larry shot his first deer as an adolescent and has been hunting since.
Professionally, Larry is an automotive mechanic and has been as long as he can remember. This is a trade that was also passed down to him from his father. In 1984, he opened Ponder Automotive and Transmission in Ponder, Texas, a business he still owns and operates.
Larry's main hobby is buying, restoring and selling old farm tractors. His biggest trophy would be the 1930 TE Ferguson tractor he restored
from rust bones into the beautiful show tractor he drives in parades.
A True Family Owned Business.
"If we're going to change the laws, let's change them in ways which makes it easier to catch criminals, and yet at the same time protect the Second Amendment rights of our law-abiding citizens."
~ John Dingell
Click the icon to view Lara's resume
To listen to Lara's radio interview on KSEV's 700am "Guns Over Texas" radio show.
To read Lara's article, "Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Carrying in a Hearing World" published in 2014 Texas Concealed's Quarterly Newsletter.