Elizabeth Bryson

Elizabeth Bryson holds a Brown Belt in Krav Maga and became a certified instructor under the American Krav Maga Federation in 2014. She holds a BA in English from CSU Channel Islands and has been teaching self-defense locally for over 6 years. Alongside her work with 805 Defense, Elizabeth is a freelance writer and manages Visitor's Experience at Old Mission Santa Barbara.

Leana Gutierrez - AMFT

Leana Gutierrez holds a black belt in Krav Maga and earned her instructor's certification with American Krav Maga Federation in 2015. Leana holds 2 BAs with Honors from the University of CA Irvine and completed her Masters in Clinical Psych and is a practicing associate marriage and family therapist. Her passion for combining mental health and self-defense is an exciting journey that she incorporates into her work with 805 Defense.

Amber Paresa

Amber Paresa is the instructor of the self defense course at the UCSB Recreation Department. She has a background in Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kali/Eskrima and holds a first degree black belt in Krav Maga. She holds a BA in photography from Brooks Institute and a Level 1 Stunt Driving Certificate from the Motion Picture Driving Clinic Inc. When not teaching self-defense, Amber is an entertainment photographer and a stagehand with IATSE local 442.