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    Outdoors Staff

    National Wildlife Federation staff are drawn to the work by their love of our natural resources, and for many, that love is rooted in their experiences as hunters and anglers. Staff across the federation work on fish and wildlife issues critical to our outdoor pursuits. The following staff are hunters and anglers and the core of our sporting staff who work every day on the issues and programs that support our outdoor experiences.


    Meet the Team

    Aaron Kindle

    Aaron Kindle

    Director of Sporting Advocacy

    A lifelong Westerner, Aaron possesses a deep appreciation for the West, its people, and its wild country. Aaron focuses on numerous hunter/angler conservation efforts for the National Wildlife Federation, including elevating the Federation’s sporting voice across the country.

    Mike Leahy

    Mike Leahy

    Director of Wildlife, Hunting, and Fishing Policy

    Informed by over two decades of work to conserve wildlife and natural resources, and an interest in all things outdoors, Leahy supports the restoration of wildlife populations through policy related to wildlife, hunting, fishing, and public lands.


    Drew YoungeDyke

    Manager of Sporting Communications

    An avid hunter, angler, and trail-runner, YoungeDyke manages communications, media relations, and social media for National Wildlife Federation Outdoors and the National Wildlife Federation Great Lakes Regional Center.

    Marcia Brownlee

    Marcia Brownlee

    Artemis Program Manager

    As the program manager for the National Wildlife Federation’s Artemis Sportswomen initiative, Marcia focuses on creating a community of powerful, informed sportswomen who will foster positive change and defend and secure the future of our public lands, waters, and wildlife.

    Additional National Wildlife Federation staff are inveterate hunters and anglers, and are working on programs and issues related to hunting and fishing.

    Education Coordinator
    (Missoula, MT)

    Tribal Bison Coordinator
    (Fort Washakie, WY)

    Director of Conservation Partnerships for IA, KS, OK, TX
    (Austin, TX)

    Field Director, Public Lands
    (Santa Fe, NM)

    Director of Conservation Partnerships for CO, NE, NM, AZ
    (Littleton, CO)

    Director of Conservation Partnerships for CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT
    (Montpelier, VT)

    Sportsmen Outreach Coordinator for Vanishing Paradise
    (Memphis, TN)

    Director of Conservation Partnerships for WI, MN, MI, IN
    (Rochester, MN)

    Senior Program Manager for Wildlife Conflict Resolution (Missoula, MT)

    Regional Executive Director
    (Missoula, MT)

    Director of Conservation Partnerships for AR, LA, MO, MS
    (Austin, TX)

    Wildlife Conflict Resolution Program Manager
    (Longmont, CO)

    Regional Connectivity Coordinator
    (Santa Fe, NM)

    Director of Conservation Partnerships for IL, OH
    (Ann Arbor, MI)

    Associate Vice President for Public Lands
    (Missoula, MT)

    Director of Tribal Lands
    (Loveland, CO)

    Director of Conservation Partnerships for AL, GA, SC, FL
    (Marietta, GA)

    Sportsmen Outreach Coordinator for Vanishing Paradise
    (New Orleans, LA)

    Senior Director for Western Wildlife and Conservation
    (Cheyenne, WY)

    Southeast Director of Private Lands Forestry
    (Peachtree City, GA)

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