Ambassadors

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...
Asha Aiello
A native Oregonian by way of India, Asha grew up in rural southern Oregon (a mecca of fishing, hunting, and foraging opportunities) but is an adult onset hunter and only learned to fish, hunt, and forage about ten years ago.  ...
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...
Josh Mills
Josh’s day job is in the advertising industry and he’s the proud husband to Kallie and father to two crazy young boys Carson and Mason who he hopes he can show the outdoors to and light their inner fishing and...
Lindsey Givens
Whether it’s trout fishing in the Eastern Sierras, scuba diving off the coast of Catalina Island, or scouting for deer in the San Bernardino mountains, Lindsey is always game for an adventure outdoors.  Born and raised in Kansas, Lindsey spent her...
Michael Cravens
Michael grew up exploring the densely wooded hills and cold clear rivers of the Missouri Ozarks. His childhood days were filled with chasing all manner of wildlife. Whether it be  squirrels, rabbits, and smallmouth bass, or even snakes and salamanders,...