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Tom joined BHA around 2014 after hearing about it online. He is currently a Life Member/Sustaining Member.
He grew up near Portland, OR and spent most of his life in Oregon. He has also lived in Washington, Tennessee, California, and Hawaii. He moved to Wyoming in 2010 after retiring from the City of Portland, OR where he worked for 24 years in the Water Bureau.
Tom’s first hunting experience was on family hunting trips for deer when he was four. He killed his first elk when he was 14 and his first deer when he was 15. His early hunting experiences were with his late father.
His Grandfather took him fishing all over the west from when he was 8 including trips to Yellowstone and many weeklong trips to the Oregon coast and to the Cascade Mountains.
Tom has hunted big and small game in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Tennessee, California, Alaska, and Hawaii. Today he hunts exclusively in Wyoming. Tom hunts Wild Turkey, Deer, Elk, Antelope, small game, predators, and forest grouse. He hunts with a rifle but does shoot a bow for sport. When he is not hunting he can be found with a camera in his hand. He has fished all over the US, including Hawaii and Alaska, and around the Pacific and the Middle East. He also fishes in Wyoming and in Oregon on trips home. He fishes primarily for trout species on a fly but also fishes for saltwater fish and salmon in Oregon.
He has an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Portland Community College. He worked for 30+ years in the Waterworks industry including the 24 years with the City of Portland, primarily in design and Project Management.
Tom served 6 years in the US Navy (Aviation) 1970-1976, including a 9 month stint in Vietnam/SE Asia in 1971-1972.
He currently lives in Cheyenne
Megan joined BHA in 2016, as a direct result of public land transfer attempts occurring across the West. She grew up on a small farm in northeast Colorado, but now calls Lovell home. Megan started fishing in high school with her best friend at her stock pond and got into hunting when she met her husband. Megan got her bachelors degree in wildlife and fisheries biology from the University of Wyoming.
Kayla joined BHA in 2019 after hearing about all of the great projects BHA was involved in through hunting podcasts. Born in Saint Louis Park, MN Kayla Moved to Pierre, SD in 2nd grade and grew up there on the Missouri River. Kayla's Dad and his family hunted and fished and so she was brought out at a young age fishing and to flush pheasants prior to joining deer camp with her Dad, brother, grandpa, uncles, and cousins. Kayla's family helped foster her love of hunting and fishing. With them and the support of friends, she gained the confidence to actively pursue hunting and fishing year round on her own and with others as her passion continued to grow. She would call herself a generalist hunter. She loves the challenge of big game, but also looks forward to upland birds, and dreams of the once in a lifetime hunts. She also enjoy all types of fishing, from backpacking into alpine lakes to fly fish for trout, bowfishing for carp from her paddleboard, ice fishing, and spin/baitcasting for whatever bites wherever she may be traveling. Kayla is a Physician Assistant based in Cody.
Tanner joined BHA in October of 2018, attributing his introduction to our work to Hal Herring and Steve Rinella. Tanner grew up outside of Auburn, Alabama and moved out West as soon as he could. Some of Tanner's earliest memories are catching big Alabama bass on a two-foot Mickey Mouse spin cast pole. He grew up primarily as an avid spin fisherman for bass and fly fisherman for trout with his Dad always by his side. Tanner's obsession with bowhunting began when his Dad bought him a compound bow for Christmas in middle school. Tanner slowly learned every possible way to make mistakes as a bowhunter on a mix of public and private land out East until he moved out West. Tanner now primarily bow hunts for big game and fishes for trout. That being said, he will happily hunt or fish for anything given the opportunity. Tanner went to college at Oregon State graduating with degrees in Chemical and Environmental Engineering and accepted a job as a Civil/Environmental Engineer in Laramie, Wyoming.