Karen Boeger, Co-Chair/Secretary
Karen grew up in the farm country of northern California, running across the fields to fish in the American River after school, hiking, camping, backpacking, and fishing with family in the Sierras. Hunting has been a part of her family culture likely since the Pleistocene, all grandparents being immigrants from the "old country". She grew up eating fish and game and harvesting wild greens and mushrooms.
Now a retired school teacher, she has been a Nevada desert rat by choice and a conservation activist there, in the "last of the wild west," for almost half a century. She lived 20 of those years in a remote, way-beyond-the-grid, hand-built homestead in the northwest Nevada mountains with her husband, partner activist and muzzle-loader enthusiast Dan Heinz, now deceased. She now resides in a cabin on an historic ranch in Washoe Valley and continues their work on wildlife, Wilderness and ORV issues. Hiking, burro-packing, canoeing, and accompanying hunter, angler, or outfitter pals into wild places remains the solace for her soul.
Karen feels fortunate to have grown up at a time when much of the west was still wild and the dominant recreational uses were traditional. Within a generation, she has witnessed those opportunities vastly diminish. This is the primary reason she so passionately believes in BHA and their mission of ensuring traditional hunting and fishing opportunities will continue into the future for generations to come.
Kyle Davis, Co-Chair/Treasurer
Kyle lives in Reno with his wife Amber and their children Eleanor and Stewart. He grew up in the rural Nevada town of Lovelock, after attended the University of Nevada, Reno and the George Washington University. He has spent most of his career working on conservation issues and currently owns his own public affairs consulting firm.
When he's not working, you can find Kyle plying the hometown Truckee River for trout, chasing chukar in northern Washoe County, or otherwise exploring the vast stretches of Nevada's public lands.
David Bobzien Co-Chair
Former Nevada state legislator, current Reno City Councilman, and conservation advocate, David Bobzien is a life-long supporter of wild lands. David is an avid fly angler, frustrated upland bird hunter, marathon runner, backpacker, Eagle Scout, and he enjoys life to the fullest in the Great Basin. He holds a BA in Government & Politics from George Mason University, a Master of Public Administration in natural resources and public lands policy from Boise State University. David’s twin sons, Luca Carson and Finnegan Walker, are named after two of Nevada’s desert rivers.
Logan was born in Wyoming but now calls Southern Nevada home. He is a firefighter in the Las Vegas area and spends his free time exploring with his wife Lauren and son Cole. Logan grew up camping and hiking mountain streams for trout. These early trips help build a passion for conservation and public lands.
Logan has hunted, fished and backpacked all over the western United States. He spends his summers backpacking and fly fishing, falls hunting big game, and winters chasing birds in the Nevada desert. He is interested in hunting ethics and wild game cooking. Logan is committed to helping BHA protect access and opportunity for future generations.
Howard was Battle Born and raised in Las Vegas. While he enjoyed every opportunity he got to hike and experience the outdoors as a child, it wasn't until he met his partner Leora and fell in with her cast and blast family that he fully caught the outdoors and sporting bug, and he's been working to make up for lost time ever since then. Howard's especially fond of scrambling along a creek with rod in hand, and just went on his first big game hunt scouring Eastern Nevada for elk. He looks forward to completing the Native Nevada Fish Slam and trying his hand at upland game.
As a freelance consultant, Howard helps nonprofit organizations plan and expand their activities, with an emphasis on communications, IT, and fundraising. He's spent almost 10 years in the sector helping both direct service and advocacy organizations, and is especially passionate about water sustainability in arid lands. A graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Howard currently serves as a member of the Clark County Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife. He believes BHA is critical to preserving the public lands sportsmen and wildlife rely on, and promotes a sporting ethic that will protect and expand this unique heritage for future generations.
A sixth generation Nevadan, Matt learned to hunt by chasing mule deer and chukar with his Dad and Grandfather every year throughout the high desert of Northern Nevada. Growing up in a state with such vast public lands, Matt developed an appreciation for conservation and wildlife that grows with each experience in the backcountry.
A graduate of the University of Nevada, Matt works as a CPA and lives in Reno with his wife Christa and their four kids, Adalene, Jase, Elizabeth and Paisley. Spending time in the outdoors with his family has become his passion. Matt is eager and humbled to work with such a great organization in BHA to help protect America’s public lands.