Rob Bryan, Co-Chair
Rob Bryan is a licensed forester and ecologist based in Harpswell, Maine, with a business that focuses on integrating management for timber and biological diversity. When not working with forestry clients in Maine and across the country, Rob and his wife Tulle Frazer enjoy canoeing the remote lakes and rivers of northern Maine and eastern Canada or hiking at home and in Europe. Come autumn, archery, rifle, and black powder hunting for local ungulates with occasional forays for Western game species occupy as much time as possible. More information is available at: http://www.forestsynthesis.com/about_us.html
Tovar Cerulli, Co-Chair
Tovar Cerulli is a writer, speaker, and communications consultant who fosters understanding of diverse perspectives on hunting, wildlife, and conservation. A vegan-turned-hunter and author of The Mindful Carnivore: A Vegetarian’s Hunt for Sustenance, he has also worked as a logger and carpenter. He completed graduate work in communication at UMass-Amherst, with a thesis on what he calls "adult-onset hunters" and a dissertation on Ojibwe and Euro-American hunting communities’ ways of talking about wolves. Tovar lives in Vermont with his wife Catherine and their enthusiastic cocker spaniel, Casey. More information is available here.
Jeff Jenkins hails originally from the Sierra Mountains of northern Nevada where as a teenager he met his wife Alyse near her family’s ranch. Jeff received a B.A. graduating Cum Laude from the University of Utah where his honors thesis was on hunting ethics. He has worked in finance his entire professional career, in New York City and now Boston, and misses the west every day. Jeff is an avid outdoorsman and is cultivating a love of wild places and chasing game in his two wild toddlers, Sawyer and Finn.
Eric Nuse, of Vermont, is the past Executive Director and current national board member of Orion – The Hunters’ Institute and past Executive Director of the International Hunter Education Association. A retired game warden with over three decades of service, as well as the subject of a book about his time in the field as a warden, Eric serves on the boards of the Vermont Wildlife Partnership, Johnson Conservation Commission, and Friends of the Green River Reservoir. More information is available here: http://www.huntright.org/eric-nuse
Kyle Rodd is an environmental scientist and educator, ecologist, and hunter. A lifelong resident of New England, Kyle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Ecopsychology from the University of Massachusetts, and has completed his Master’s coursework in Antioch New England’s Environmental Studies department, with a concentration in Conservation Biology. In addition to leading youth on backpacking, canoeing, caving, and climbing trips in central New England, Kyle has taught tracking and wilderness living skills, and has served as a summit steward on New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock. Kyle also conducts and takes part in ecological research throughout the region, having worked with rare and endangered aquatic and terrestrial species. With his wife and daughter, or his father during hunting season, Kyle roams the woodlands and hills of New England whenever he can.
Dan Williams grew up in north-central Vermont. His first hunting and angling experiences were "backcountry" in nature . . . fishing for native brook trout in the local streams and ponds and hunting snowshoe hare with beagles on the vast paper company lands in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom.
Though he now lives in south-central New Hampshire and has to work a bit harder to find the backcountry - he still manages to hunt deer in all three seasons on the largest tracts of undeveloped land in the area. When Dan feels the need for more space, he still regularly heads north to hunt and fish more remote sections of New Hampshire and Vermont. An avid fly angler and bow hunter, Dan welcomes the challenges these more primitive methods offer.
Dan is a full-time high school teacher and sometimes professional musician, though he admittedly has let this aspect of his life slide as he nears 50 years of age and as his free time to hunt and fish becomes more sacred.
Dan held a position on the Concord Monitor's board of Contributors for two years, writing about hunting, fishing, and environmental issues.