I have been blessed to be raised in a family that enjoys the great outdoors, whether hunting, fishing, or just enjoying wildlife. We have also been blessed to experience an African hunting trip as well as a fishing adventure in Costa Rica together as a family. To be able to share these experiences with the ones I love, to create the memories together and to pass on these values, interests and traditions on to my children, my nieces and nephews, just as my parents did with us, is a true blessing. I am proud of the hunting values my parents instilled in me at an early age, and to have the opportunity participate in an organization that encourages, promotes and educates the next generation is a great honor. If I can make an impact on a kid’s experience in the outdoors, then that is one more sportsman or woman of today that will play a vital part in the preservation of hunting or fishing for the future generations to come.