HOOAH Deer Hunt for Heroes was started to give back to our soldiers who have given so much. I'm able to share my passion for hunting and fishing. The outdoors is the perfect place to heal mentally and physically and enables our soldiers to experience the outdoors in ways they did not know was possible. This program enables soldiers to network with other soldiers and civilians, just an awesome experience.
Founding Board Member
I am a father of three and a retired Illinois State Trooper. This is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. I realize our freedoms we have in this country are not free and I am honored and humbled by spending time in the woods with our soldiers. Tom huffing ton our founder asked me to help on this project when it started and I have drug most of my family into helping one way or another.
After the 2012 deer season, I was approached by Tom Huffington with an idea. He asked if I'd help him plan, organize, and implement a program to take wounded US Military Veterans deer hunting. Both, my wife and I, are veterans. We have many friends and family members that are veterans, some have service-connected disabilities. My oldest son is currently serving in the Navy. I was onboard with Tom's idea from day one.
We set the wheels in motion to make Tom's vision a reality in the fall of 2013. From there, HOOAH DEER HUNT FOR HEROES has grown beyond anything we ever imagined due to the sacrifice, emotions, respect, support, and commitment of our Veterans, volunteers, and supporters. I am truly blessed to be part of such a great organization.