Ambassadors

Jay Cooney
Jay Cooney is an aspiring Conservation Biologist living in Buffalo, New York, where he is pursuing a Master’s degree in Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior at SUNY Buffalo. Jay grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania where his father introduced him to the joys...
Heather Shaw
Heather Shaw is a wildlife biologist who lives in the State of Superior - Michigan’s Upper Peninsula - near Marquette where she spends her days chasing grouse and trout with her Llewellin setter, Chip, as well as her better half...
Casey & Mike Pelzl
Casey Pelzl is a Hunt to Eat conservation contributor and ambassador. She was raised just outside of Houston, TX, but her family spent all of their vacation time in Winter Park, CO. In college, she majored in Biochemistry and Philosophy,...
Alex Anderson
Alex grew up in Johnston, Iowa, and developed a passion for fishing and the outdoors early on. His love of nature is largely thanks to his father, who taught him that nature can be both recreational and a source for...
Paul Forward
Paul grew up in Eagle River, Alaska, into a family whose lives largely revolved around playing outside in the nearby mountains and rivers. Hunting with recurves and longbows goes back at least three generations in his family. Paul shot his...
Rachelle Schrute
Rachelle has spent most of her life outdoors. Born and raised in the mountains of western Montana, she comes from a working-class family of avid hunters and anglers. From an early age, her family instilled a love of the outdoors,...
Dr. Scott Ferguson
Scott grew up on a farm just outside of a small town called Goessel, located in central Kansas. His uncle and brother-in-law played a major role in developing his love for fishing and hunting. When he wasn't throwing hay bales...
Carla Brauer
It wasn't too long ago that Carla was a strict vegan and animal rights activist, living in a tiny studio in her hometown of San Francisco with only a few dying houseplants to pass for the influence of nature. She...
Liz Lynch
Liz had an unconventional journey to becoming a hunter. She was born in suburban New Jersey, just a short train ride from the Big Apple. As the only child of two non-outdoorsy (but endlessly supportive) parents, she’s felt a deep...
Alyssa LeBlanc
Alyssa grew up in a small village in Nova Scotia, Canada. Nature was her playground as she was surrounded by woods, marshes, rivers, lakes, and the ocean. She started hunting and fishing with her father, two older brothers, and grandfather...
Chris Gavin
Chris Gavin is a Wisconsin native who has lived or traveled across much of the country before returning to the promised land. Wild food, whether hunted, gathered, fished, or trapped, has become a major staple in his and his family’s...
Tony Vinca
Tony grew up in NW Pennsylvania, roaming the Allegheny National Forest in hot pursuit of any critter that was in season. As long as he can remember his father, grandfather and uncles not only taught him to hunt, fish &...
Chelsea Cassens
Chelsea was born in Eastern Oregon where she was raised on public lands and wild places. She's grown up in the footsteps of longtime outdoorsmen (and women) who influenced and raised her to be involved in hunting, fishing, camping, and...
Lauren Jaebker
I'm a Colorado Native, growing up in Colorado Springs where my childhood was spent in the Rocky Mountains, either camping, hiking, hunting, but mostly fly fishing. In 2010, I moved to Fort Collins to begin my academic career at Colorado...
Tristan Henry
Tristan grew up on a farm in Oregon’s Willamette valley. In the wetlands and in the woods everyday after school, he was free to explore, hunt and fish and learn on his own the natural side of the world's order....
Justin Bubenik
A new resident to Denver, Justin Bubenik still lays claim to his Oregon roots where he grew up hunting upland and waterfowl, chasing steelhead and trout with his fly rod, searching the foothills of Mount Hood for wild mushrooms with...
Cindy Stites
Cindy spent most of her childhood in the woods, building forts with her brother, or playing in the creek, fishing and catching crawdads. Even though she did not come from a hunting family, she has always had a strong passion...
Jess Johnson
Jess Johnson is legislative liaison and advocacy coordinator at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, and a co-founder of Artemis, a platform for women’s leadership in hunting, fishing and conservation. She sits on the boards of 2% for Conservation and the Wyoming Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and...
Jimmy Jones
Jimmy grew up in central Ohio where his love for the outdoors started at a very young age.  His Granddad, parents, aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins were all avid hunters and anglers.  From as far back as he can remember,...
John Sunkler
John started tagging along on hunting trips at the age of 4 and is now an avid waterfowl, elk, whitetail, turkey, and small game hunter and a passionate salt & freshwater angler. Waterfowling holds a special place in his heart and...
Jonah Curtis
Jonah was born and raised in the backwoods of Northern Michigan and now he and his wife make their homestead in Southern Michigan with their wonderful dogs. Jonah has built his life as a quality food driven homesteader, who focuses...