About Us

Mission Statement

LiveFree Consulting, LLC is Northeast Florida’s premier provider of training programs and seminars that demonstrate the best, most current safety, education and protection training available utilizing professional instruction that exceeds our clients’ expectations.

Our Vision

To be the leader in our field that provides knowledge to our clients with strategies to remain safe and aware while helping them to avoid being victims of crime while at home, at work, or traveling.

Meet your Instructors

Joseph McHugh

Fl Taser Instructor Joe McHughMr. McHugh has over 25 years of developing and delivering training programs to state and local law enforcement agencies, U.S. and foreign military, and private individuals in self defense, firearms and tactics, and physical security. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. McHugh is a former Army Special Forces NCO who transitioned into Law Enforcement following his tour of duty. He then served over 20 years in Local and State Law Enforcement in New Hampshire retiring as a member of the elite N.H. State Police Major Crime Unit. Mr. McHugh then volunteered for a second tour of duty with the U.S. Military, this time as a Law Enforcement Professional adviser to Military Commanders during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, where he conducted Counterinsurgency Operations with deployed forces. Mr. McHugh has numerous instructor certifications to include Defensive Tactics, Law Enforcement Handgun, Shotgun, Carbine Rifle, and is a Class K licensed instructor in the State of Florida. Certified as an NRA Range Safety Officer, Mr. McHugh is also a Nationally Registered EMT and is Tactical Combat Casualty Care qualified by the U.S. Military.

Cathy McHugh

FL Taser Instructor Cathy McHughAfter a short career in the banking industry, Mrs. McHugh worked for the New Hampshire Department of Motor Vehicles as a licensing officer. She then joined the New Hampshire Highway Patrol as a sworn police officer, specializing in Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement. The New Hampshire Highway Patrol then merged with the New Hampshire State Police where she continued her law enforcement career as a State Trooper. Mrs. McHugh was then assigned to a joint State Police and Department of Motor Vehicles Task Force as the Supervisor of the Pupil Transportation Section where she oversaw the licensing and inspection of all School Bus companies and drivers throughout the state. During this time she developed and delivered all the necessary training required of that position. Following her retirement from State Police, Mrs. McHugh entered the healthcare industry where she worked as a security professional. She also was employed as a contractor with the U.S. Marshals Office. Certified in Taser, Defensive Tactics, Handgun and Shotgun, Mrs. McHugh is also an NRA Refuse to Be a Victim Instructor, as well as an NRA Handgun Instructor. As the primary instructor our Women Only classes, she utilizes her diverse background and experience to deliver an unmatched level of instruction to our clients.