Jerry grew up in northern Minnesota where he started hunting and fishing at an early age. Jerry explains that “looking back, I took for granted my easy access to unlimited open country for outdoor activities, north of Duluth. It was only after living in Colorado and Wyoming did I come to appreciate open access to our land and waterways. As a result, when I heard of the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers organization I joined—early in its development.”
Currently a resident of Cheyenne, where he lives with his wife, who fortunately also enjoys the outdoors and the health benefits from wild game and fish. Besides being an angler and hunter, Jerry is also an avid backpacker and runner.
Jerry has a Master’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin, is a Government Certified Auditing Professional, and is a Certified Microsoft Application specialist. A Vietnam veteran and retired Chief Master Sergeant with the Wyoming Air National Guard, Jerry served our country for 31 years before retiring. He continues to work for the Wyoming Army National Guard as the supervisor of the Guard’s Auditing Department.
Besides serving as a leader of Wyoming BHA, Jerry is active within the Cheyenne community, where he is currently on the Cheyenne Animal Shelter Board of Directors and its Foundation, and other nonprofit groups. In the past, he also served on the United Way Board of Directors.