Master Instructors

Lanny Bassham

Lanny Bassham, founder of Mental Management Systems, is the driving force behind the creation of the mental strategies presented in our personal training, seminars and products. Lanny not only developed the Mental Management System but also used it personally to win 35 medals in international rifle competition for the USA, including 22 world individual and team titles, setting 4 world records and winning the Olympic Gold Medal in Montreal in 1976. This ranks him third in medal count for the USA among all shooters. Lanny is a member of the USA Shooting Hall of Fame.


Troy Bassham

Troy Bassham, Senior Master Instructor and Director of Junior Development.  Troy is our primary instructor for high school and collegiate athletes.  He works with players ages 13 and up.  Troy has been teaching Mental Management since 1995 and has been working with competitive golfers since 2004.  His main focus is helping players develop mental consistency during play, perform under pressure, build self-image of a winner, and training principles that focus on developing the mind and body at the same time.  Troy’s clients have won local, state and national events using Mental Management.  Troy has worked with hundreds of junior athletes with their mental game developing dozens of National Champions.

Troy used Mental Management himself to win 12 National Championships, set 4 National Records and became the CISM World Champion.  Troy provides one on one, small group and large group training options.


Heather Sumlin

Heather Sumlin, Director of Performance Programs, is a certified instructor in stage performance.

Heather’s passion for singing led her to pageantry along with the help of her Mother, Helen. Heather spent 7 years competing in pageants as a teenager and young adult. Since 1995 she has been a director, judge, entertainer and volunteer in the Miss America System.  She is a certified instructor of Mental Management to pageant competitors and stage performers including the former Miss Texas, Shilah Phillips, First Runner Up to Miss America and Miss USA 2009, Kristen Dalton. A few years ago Heather recorded a country music album entitled “One” featuring original songs telling her story, hoping to pursue a career in music. She later traded her goal of center stage for marriage and family. She is married with two children, Ashley, 6 and Austin, 14. Heather was a single mother for 6 years and owes much of her success in life to her faith, the lessons of Mental Management principles and the amazing words of wisdom from her son, Austin.