Armed Forces Initiative Leadership


Armed Forces Initiative Staff


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Trevor Hubbs, Armed Forces Initiative Program Coordinator

Trevor grew up in a small town in Southern Illinois. He enlisted in the Army after High-school and volunteered for the Airborne Infantry where he served for 6 years, before becoming an ROTC instructor at Eastern Illinois University. 

After transitioning out of the military Trevor became a business consultant primarily in the construction industry working with 5-15 million dollar companies developing processes and procedures to standardize their business practices.  

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Armed Forces Initiative Project Manager

DOD SkillBridge Intern

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Armed Forces Initiative National Board


LTC Andrew Ruszkiewicz, Finance Manager 

Andy was born and raised in Southeastern Wisconsin and spent most of his summers in the northern part of the state at a family cabin chasing smallmouth bass, walleye, crappie, and muskies. After attending college and commissioning as an Army Officer he served in numerous assignments with five years in the conventional Army and 13 in Army Special Operations.  Andy has completed 6 combat deployments in support of operations in Afghanistan, East and West Africa, Iraq, and served a year in Korea. He currently serves as the Professor of Military Science and Commander of the University of New Hampshire Wildcat BN ROTCAndy is married to his amazing wife Monica and they have three awesome kids, Tucker(10), Blair(7) and Luke(3). 

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Justin Spruiell, Communications Manager

After joining the U.S. Army in 2011, Justin went to Germany as     Military Police where he learned to fly fish, and used this new found  passion to help introduce service members to the outdoors and open up new opportunities for Americans. Upon leaving the Military in 2018, Justin had caught fish on the fly in 6 different countries and 18 different states, along with obtaining a degree in Fish and Wildlife Management.

In 2021, the Armed Forces Initiative was where he wanted to spend his extra energy while spreading his knowledge and passion of public lands to the Veteran Community. Justin serves as the Policy, Education and Conservation Partnership Manager.

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DJ Zor, Corporate Partnership Manager

DJ Zor is a Lifetime member of BHA.  In the past he has served with great effect on the Arizona Trout Unlimited Board and the BHA State Board.  DJ recently moved to Montana with his family and is a massive asset to the AFI Team in the Area. In December of 2021 DJ was asked to join the National Advisory Board in our Corporate partnerships position and he graciously accepted. DJ is a Navy Sub-Mariner and looks the part. 

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   Stephanie Davidson, Installation Manager    

Stephanie is a hunter and angler who grew up in Southern Arizona. She completed 10 years in the Air Force and continues to serve in the Reserves. After transitioning out of Active Duty, Stephanie continued her Cybersecurity career as a government contractor. She has always been an advocate for the outdoors but really took action after she started her own family. Realizing what an impact organizations like BHA make, she began working with the AFI chapters.  In her free time, Stephanie is with her family camping, hunting, hiking, fishing, and volunteering. 

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Kyle Wheeler, AFI Liaison Manager

After serving as an enlisted man in the 82nd Airborne division, Kyle attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and went on to serve as an Artillery Officer for 20 years.  Kyle is now a freelance business consultant in the Bozeman area as well as a fly fishing guide for Dan Bailey. 

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Garrett Robinson, AFI Policy Manager

Garrett grew up in the rural farm country of southern Pennsylvania where he developed his deep passion for all things outdoors.  Whether it be hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, etc, he wanted to be involved.  After high school he joined the Marine Corps where he served 26 years as an enlisted Marine and retiring as a Master Gunnery Sergeant.  He currently lives in Northern Virginia and works as an operations analyst for Katmai Government Services.  The outdoors is his passion and enjoys hunting all over the country.  Getting into the backcountry is where he feels most at home and loves nothing more than introducing others to the amazing opportunities that await anyone willing to walk the trail into our wild public lands and waters.  



    Joe Trottier, AFI Canada

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Armed Forces Initiative Regional & State/Provincial Liaisons


Alaska David May [email protected]
California - Northern Rob McMahon [email protected]
California - Southern Reina Seraaj [email protected]
Colorado Matthew Lee [email protected]
Connecticut Rafael Vargas [email protected]
Georgia Tyler Thompson [email protected]
Idaho Tom Walton [email protected]
Kansas Matthew Nicholl [email protected]
Kentucky Pete Ralston [email protected]
Louisiana Dalton Wayne [email protected]
Maine Eli Ellis [email protected]
Massachusetts Kevin Williams [email protected]
Michigan Eric McGhee [email protected]
Minnesota Shon Waery [email protected]
Montana Scott Carroll [email protected]
Nebraska Dustin McKenna [email protected]
New Jersey Ryan Masse [email protected]
New York Ryan Masse [email protected]
North Carolina Marty Bartram [email protected]
Ohio Paul Verga [email protected]
Oklahoma Robert Land [email protected]
Pennsylvania Andy Lehman [email protected]
South Carolina Dan Holloran [email protected]
Tennessee Trailson Moore [email protected]
Texas Dell Bennett [email protected]
Vermont Spencer Como [email protected]
Washington Shawn McCarthy [email protected]
Wyoming Andrew Earp [email protected]


British Columbia Steve NiKirk [email protected]


Great Lakes Region

(MI, MN, OH, WI)

Mike Verhoeven [email protected]

New England Region

(CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT)

Cody Fongemie [email protected]

South East Region

(AL, LA, MS)

Dalton Wayne [email protected]

Mid-Atlantic Region

(DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA, D.C., WV)

Garrett Robinson [email protected]


Armed Forces Initiative Installation Clubs


Fort Liberty, NC Hunter Owen [email protected]
MCB Camp Lejeune, NC Carey Hamil [email protected]
Mountain Home AFB, ID Hunter Whitten [email protected]
Minot AFB, SD Liam Hale [email protected]
New London Naval Base, CT Rafael Vargas [email protected]
Fort Wainwright, AK Nate Kittredge [email protected]
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK Marc Duval [email protected]
Fort Knox, KY David Spess [email protected]
Fort Huachuca, AZ Noah West [email protected]
Vandenberg SFB, CA Jeremy Camacho [email protected]
Kirtland AFB, NM Joe Corrigan [email protected]
Fort Carson, CO Jonathan Dotson [email protected]
F. E. Warren AFB, WY John Spencer [email protected]
Hampton Roads Virginia Kellen Stauss [email protected]


We are seeking volunteer leaders in multiple states and installations.  Please fill out the information at the link below to start the application process. 


AFI Volunteer Leader Application