From Great Bend, Kansas, Tim has 23 years experience as a Kansas Hunter Volunteer Instructor. He has been instrumental in developing Internet assisted classes in the state, and his volunteer time commitment to Kansas programs is noteworthy and remarkable.
Giving not only of his time, but also of his own experiences, Tim has traveled around Kansas helping instructors efficiently structure their specific programs many times with space limitations and minimal field day assets in an effort to help them offer the best Hunter Education learning experience possible in their areas. Because of these efforts, he has been invaluable to the continued growth of Kansas programs.
As President of the KHEIA, Tim also developed an essay program for young hunters that took retention into hunting to a new level. Three winners of the essay would receive a new semi-auto CZ youth shotgun, and an opening day pheasant hunt. All costs were covered by KHEIA and has been a proven outreach, recruitment, and retention device confirming the students in these area s a hunters.
Tim is known statewide for his availability and consistency. He is a man that “practices what he preaches” in the field, and is always willing to give to help new hunters begin their lifetime of hunting.
Kent Barrett, Kansas Administrator states, “Tim grew up in a small community and loves to hunt. He wants other people to enjoy the same opportunities that he enjoyed as a youth. He simply wants to give back what he was blessed with as a young man: experiences outdoors with nature.”
Thank you, Tim for giving back.
1991-Present Kansas Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor
1998-Present KS HE Area Coordinator
2003-Present KS HE Board of Directors
2007-Present KS HE Instructor Advisory Committee
2008-2010 President of KS Hunter Ed Instructor Assn
2011-Present Regional Representative and Liaison to HE Programs
March 2014 Kansas Statewide Instructor of the year
Other Organizational involvement: Pheasants Forever, NRA Youth day events