How long have you been a member of HSCF?

I became a member in March of 2019.

Why did you become involved in SDS?

I was looking for an organization to get involved with and I wanted something I was passionate about. I love hunting and being outdoors, so HSCF/SDS was prefect for me.

What is your favorite part about being an HSCF and/or SDS member?

Getting to know other outdoor enthusiasts and hunters. 

What is your goal as an SDS leader?

Growing the younger generation of the Houston Safari Club Foundation. Based on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service records, hunting in relative numbers, has been on a steady decline. If we can be an avenue for young professionals to grow both in hunting, socially and professionally, the younger memberships will organically grow within HSCF. We plan to offer free/discounted hunts, meaningful volunteer opportunities, mentorships with HSCF members and offer fun and engaging social events that our members look forward to and will talk about with their non-member friends.

What is your career field?

International Realty. I specialize in residential as well as country properties. If any of our HSCF/SDS members are thinking of selling or buying or even just want to talk about what is happening in the market, I would love to talk. 

Preferred hunting weapon-rifle, shotgun, or bow?

Whatever gets the job done for the occasion. 

What is the one item you would have if you were shipwrecked on an island?

A waterproof satellite phone.

What was your most challenging hunting experience?

In my early 20s I lived and worked in North Dakota for a year. The winters are absolutely brutal making hunting in the prairie grassland challenging. While on a pheasant hunt early in the season, I was caught off guard in a snow storm. The wind and freezing temps made the hour hike back to my truck one I won’t forget. 

What has been your favorite hunt trip so far and why?

Pheasant hunting in North Dakota. For me, half the experience of hunting is the experience itself, regardless if I was able to harvest an animal that day or not. I have always had a connection with remote places. In North West North Dakota, the towns are few and far between with endless views. ND has a reputation for not being a visually appealing state, but I found the rolling prairies, deep canyons and wide open spaces to be beautiful. 

Do you have a bucket list hunt you are working towards?

I love the mountains and I love a physical challenge. I have always wanted to hunt brown bear in Alaska. 

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?


Why should young professionals join the Stag and Dove Society?

We are an organization that offers more than a monthly happy hour. If a young professional wants to be actively engaged in an organization that gives back and grow professionally, we are the group for them. 


Stag & Dove Society (SDS) is a leadership group made up of young professionals, between the ages of 21 and 39 years old, who are rising leaders across a range of industries. Members, through their time, talent and resources, help expand the capacity and advance the mission of HSCF. Stag & Dove Society helps cultivate the next generation of leaders and supporters of HSCF.

Stag & Dove Society is a gateway to engage talented volunteers, connect with other young professionals and other HSCF members, and raise awareness among a younger generation to ensure the longevity and support of our organization.

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Houston Safari Club Foundation (HSCF) is a non-profit organization, exempt from federal income tax, under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The charitable deduction for contributions to HSCF is the cash amount of the contribution, less the value of goods and services received, to the extent permitted by law. HSCF EIN 74-2177975. Please contact your tax advisor concerning deductibility of any payments as business deductions. HSCF is an independent organization, is not affiliated with Safari Club International (SCI) or its affiliates and is not a chapter or affiliate of any other organization.