Utah BHA Board

Jay Banta - Utah Co-Chairman - Torrey, Utah

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Jay was raised in the farm country of the Salinas Valley of California. He developed a passion for things outdoors at a very early age and was engaged in studying birds of all kinds by the time he was 7 or 8 years old. He fondly remembers his early hunting forays, riding his bike across his small community and going down to the river to chase quail, cottontails and an occasional duck.

Chris Crockett - Secretary/Treasurer - Springville, UT

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Chris has been involved in fisheries and natural resource management for over 15 years. He grew up in Western Tennessee where his outdoor ethics were formed roaming 170,000 acres of the Land Between the Lakes Recreational Area. Six seasons on the North Slope of Alaska conducting fisheries research further influenced his appreciation of wild places and the vital need for sustainable resource management. In his current position as an Aquatic Biologist for the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources he passionately protects and restores the state’s aquatic habitats and educates the public about the value of native fish and amphibians.

Ken Theis, Utah State Coordinator


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Ken is a Colorado native, has lived in Utah for the past 25 years.  He has a B.S. degree in Outdoor Recreation/Natural Resources from Colorado State University and a Master's of Landscape Architecture/Environmental Planning from Utah State University.  Professional background includes work with county, state, and federal agencies as a park planner, environmental consultant, and soil conservationist.  He enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities including flyfishing, upland and waterfowl hunting, dog training and traditional archery.

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