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Speakers

Matt Beaudreau
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Matt Beaudreau is a Certified Keynote Speaker at The Center for Generational Kinetics. His speaking clients range from Wells Fargo and Honeywell to Wasserman Media and Sandia National Laboratories. Matt is a Millennial who has a reputation as a leader in his own generation. He was a featured TEDx speaker and named corporate trainer of the year at Stanford University.

Matt has received standing ovations for his powerful delivery that combines The Center’s latest research and how-to with his unique experience working with clients around the world.

Matt has spoken to over 20,000 people across the United States and Mexico.

Matt’s personal experiences employing multiple generations, serving as a school administrator, and being an entrepreneur make him a powerful and action-driving speaker on solving generational challenges with employees and customers.

Sylvia Cabera
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Sylvia is the Chief of the National Survey Branch for the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) grant program in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  An important part of the Wildlife Restoration grant program is funding the construction and enhancement of shooting ranges throughout the U.S. These ranges provide safe places where hunter education is taught, and also provide places where people can enjoy recreational target shooting with firearms and archery equipment. Some states use their funding to build and operate their own public ranges, and some provide “third party grants” wherein local communities, clubs and range owners operate ranges that are open to the public.

Sylvia has had a long and interesting career in the Department of the Interior. With the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, she worked on the Nationwide Outdoor Recreation Plan, and coordinated a $12 million grant program to large metropolitan areas for outdoor recreation activities for children.

Sylvia also led a congressionally- mandated national study of urban recreation needs. The Study’s findings and recommendations were used to help establish an urban park and recreation grant program. While working for the National Park Service she headed an office responsible for identifying potential new urban park and recreation areas.
Seeking new opportunities and challenges, Sylvia joined the Bureau of Reclamation as a coordinator for new large water projects. Reclamation dams provide dependable water sources for irrigation and hydropower, and also provide recreation opportunities on the reservoirs they create.

Sylvia has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1990. She has worked effectively with states, national non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders to plan and coordinate the last six National Surveys of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. The Survey has improved in timeliness for reporting its results, and has had the longest period (25 years) in its history of providing national trends in participation and expenditures for wildlife-related recreation.

Brian Clark
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Brian Clark is assistant director of marketing for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, where he has worked for the past 22 years in various capacities. Brian helps to plan, manage and evaluate the agency's marketing efforts, as well as helping to facilitate public involvement through agency surveys and other means. Brian has been involved in outreach to food-motivated people from nontraditional backgrounds for the past 7 years. He recently served as project manager of a 3-year multistate grant project to help states and partners recruit and retain locavores into hunting and fishing, culminating in the Locavore.Guide website. Brian has a Bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech, a Master's from the University of Tennessee, and a graduate certification in human dimensions of natural resources from Colorado State.


Bob Curry
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Bob Curry is the Deputy Assistant Director for the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Bob provides administration and management oversight of federal grant programs that provide over $1 billion annually to help States, territories and the District of Columbia conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide.

Bob’s career spans over 35 years in the field of conservation before he began work with the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program in January, 2016.  He was previously with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission where he served as chief of the Division of Inland Fisheries.  Earlier in his career he worked for the North Carolina Forest Service and he was a wildlife officer for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.


Marty Daniel
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Marvin C. Daniel (Marty) is President and CEO of Daniel Defense. He provides strategic leadership for the company by working with the Team Leaders to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He works closely with our Product Development team in the design of new products, and has led the effort to create a state-of-the-art manufacturing company.

Today, with 137,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Black Creek and Ridgeland plus plenty of room to expand in both locations, and new, cutting-edge machinery, Daniel Defense is positioned for continued growth while meeting customer demand. Daniel Defense is one of five companies worldwide that owns and operates barrel production cells capable of producing Cold Hammer Forged rifle barrels. 
Daniel Defense was recognized by INC. 500|5000 Magazine in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, averaging an annual growth of over one hundred percent.  Daniel Defense is committed to always doing the right thing, and providing you with Small Arms SolutionsTM that are Lighter, Stronger, Better...®

Marty serves on the Georgia Southern University Foundation Board of Directors and the Georgia Southern University Corporate Advisory Board to the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology. He is an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Pooler.

Marty and his wife, Cindy, have a daughter, Harlee, and a son, Connor, and live in Pooler, GA.


Johanna Dart
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Johanna Dart was finishing a masters degree at Michigan State University when she was accepted into the Hal and Jean Glassen Scholars Program, an internship that offers exposure to natural resources policy and real-world experience while working with agencies and organizations. She was matched with the Boone and Crockett Club at Michigan State University Extension and completed her internship, where she researched hunting recruitment, retention, and reactivation and adult hunter recruitment programs. She was hired by Michigan State as the Learn to Hunt Coordinator in 2015 and has assisted in the development of deer, turkey, pheasant, and waterfowl hunting programs for adults.



Michelle Dennehy
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Michelle Dennehy has served as Wildlife Communications Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife since 2006 and has spearheaded the agency's outreach efforts to locavores and foodies.

 



Matt Dunfee
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Matt Dunfee is the Programs Manager for the Wildlife Management Institute. Matt works on multiple natural resource management issues including conservation leadership training, chronic wasting disease, outcome-based strategic planning, and public engagement. Following his leadership in developing evaluation toolkits for hunter, angler, and target shooter R3 efforts, Matt has conducted dozens of multi-day training and information workshops for state and federal wildlife agency staff and administrators on R3 strategies, program development, evaluation, and best practices.



Brett Flaugher
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Brett Flaugher was appointed to the position of President, Winchester Ammunition, a division of Olin Corporation, in October 2016. Brett joined Olin in 1986 as a Sales Representative in the Winchester Ammunition Division for the Texas and Oklahoma area. After holding a number of positions of increasing responsibility within Winchester’s sales and marketing department, Brett was promoted to the position of Vice President, Marketing & Sales in January 2003.

Brett also serves on the Board of Governors for the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Sporting Arms and Manufacturers’ Institute.

Brett earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

Brett is located at the Winchester headquarters in East Alton, IL.



Julie Golob
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One of the most accomplished professional shooters in the world, with more than 120 championship titles in international, national and regional marksmanship competitions across seven different shooting disciplines, she is also a veteran of the elite U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and has been named both U.S. Army Female Athlete of the Year and AMU Athlete of the Year.

Currently serving as the captain of Smith & Wesson’s shooting team, Golob’s list of titles include wins at the prestigious Bianchi Cup, Steel Challenge and USPSA, IDPA and IPSC competitions. Her book, SHOOT: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition, is a comprehensive primer on the shooting sports and is the first book of its kind written by a woman shooting champion, and she is a dedicated ambassador for the firearms industry who shares her passion for gun safety, the shooting sports and hunting as an outdoor television personality, instructor and guest speaker.

Sunny Grosso
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Sunny's mission is to inspire others to live BIG by being true to themselves and following their purpose. She is passionate about realizing this through positive work cultures.

Through her diverse journey Sunny has been a wellness researcher, saké trainer, ultra-runner, one of the world’s first happiness coaches and, finally, a global culture consultant.

She held key developmental roles in several business start-ups before becoming a founding member of the Delivering Happiness (DH) consulting team, co-founded by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com.

As the Culture Chief at DH, Sunny co-built the model, developed the approach and led the services team. She is one of the few Core Coaches and is personally responsible for improving the culture at hundreds of organizations around the world.

Internally at DH, Sunny is known as the Culture Godmother, applying the science of happiness with real-time guidance to continually evolve their culture. This has been an especially key role since DH shifted to an innovative structure based on Holacracy where the team is self-managed and purpose driven.

A global speaker, ORSC (Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching) and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) trained coach with a BA in psychology, Sunny’s got the credentials.

But her street cred comes from her role as one of the world’s first happiness consultants and a Zappos culture expert. She has been an impassioned thought leader in the culture movement and featured in books such as The Decoded Company and publications like Fast Company.

Today Sunny is a sought-after speaker appearing at events such as Good to Great where she inspires groups around the world with her bright and unique brand of coach-sulting [coaching + consulting]. As one client noted: Sunny is more than a name, it’s how she lives.

You’ll see when you meet her.


Travis Hall
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Travis D. Hall is the CEO of Browning headquartered in Morgan, Utah. Travis earned a Marketing degree from the University of Utah and upon graduating went to work for Marriott & Asay, a full service marketing, advertising and PR firm.

In 1996, while looking to find a career in the outdoor industry, Travis was offered a position at Browning. He has held several positions at Browning including Public Relations Manager, Director of Marketing, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Senior Vice President and COO.

His passion for the outdoors and especially hunting is what drives him to come to work every day to help the team at Browning uphold it’s great legacy.

He currently resides in Fruit Heights with his wife Nancy, daughter McKenzie and son Bridger.



Shari Legate
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After watching 1984 Olympic champion Matt Dryke shoot an exhibition match on television in 1986, LeGate, signed up for shooting lessons at her local club. For her first lesson she was handed a 20-gauge club gun, told to put cotton in her ears, and given a builder’s apron to tie around her waist. She then was directed to a group of elderly men on the shooting field and told, “Go out there and those guys will show you how to shoot.”

In 1995, as a member of the Pan American Women’s Double Trap team, LeGate finished fourth and later that year won the gold medal in the U.S. All Around Shotgun Championships. She retired from international competition in 1996, competing in just the U.S. National Championships, winning a silver medal in 1996 and gold medal in 1997. Though LeGate still was competing as a member of the U.S. Shooting Team in 1997, she was offered the position of Executive Director of the Women’s Shooting Sports Foundation and viewed her role with WSSF as a calling. It was time to give something back to the sport. During her tenure with the WSSF, she created numerous programs and manuals instructing women in the shooting sports.

Currently a writer and producer of FMG Publications, LeGate also has a column in GUNS Magazine, “GAME ON”, covering the competitive shooting sports, is a regularly contributing columnist to American Handgunner, Shooting Industry Magazine and host the internet show, “Quick Hit!” on the FMG Publications YouTube channel.


Carrie Lightfoot
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With a passion to expand the world of firearms and armed self-protection to women across the country, Carrie continues to blaze new trails in all areas of the firearms industry for female shooters from products to politics. Carrie has built the largest and most comprehensive online resource and e-commerce store featuring holsters she has designed to meet the needs of concealed carrying women along with a full offering of accessories and gear. With a desire to address the specific training needs of women, Carrie has trained and certified almost 400 female firearms instructors across the country. In just 4 short years, TWAW Shooting Chapters is the largest and most influential women’s shooting organization with over 350 chapters and a membership of more than 12,000. Carrie is also a published author and speaker on all things feminine and firearms.

John O'Leary
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In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given 1% chance to live.
This epic story of survival was first showcased in his parents’ book, Overwhelming Odds, in 2006. Originally printing 200 copies for friends and family, his parents have sold 60,000+ copies, most in back-of-room sales at John’s speaking events. It was this book that first invited John to embrace his miraculous recovery and share it with the world.

John inspires 50,000+ people at 100+ events each year. He speaks to companies and organizations across industries, such as: sales, healthcare, business, safety, marketing, financial services, faith, education and insurance.

Consistently described as “the best speaker we’ve ever had,” John receives 100% of his engagements from referrals. His schedule is a testament to the power of his message and who he is as an individual. His emotional story-telling, unexpected humor, and authenticity make each of his presentations truly transformational.

John’s first book ON FIRE: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life was an instant a #1 National Bestseller; 30,000+ copies sold in the first 3 weeks. John is a contributor for The Huffington Post and Parade Magazine website and has an online community of 75,000+.

John considers his greatest success to be his marriage to his wife Beth, their four children and his relationships with friends and family.

 

Alix Pedraza
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Alix Pedraza serves as the Diversity Outreach Coordinator for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR). Originally from Colombia, South American, Pedraza facilitates SCDNR communication and education initiatives that connect Spanish speaking communities and African American communities to natural resources information, public events, opportunities and advisories. As a bilingual representative of SCDNR, Alix strives to expand outdoor programs and services by breaking down language and cultural barriers. She assists in providing valuable information to Spanish speaking communities by translating state regulations and appropriate related information. Alix began the SCDNR Hispanic Outreach Program, and has now expanded it into Diversity Outreach to serve all South Carolina minorities. Her program provides information through Facebook, YouTube, and a bilingual version of the main SCDNR website. She holds an associate’s degree in Wildlife Management and a B.S. in Biology. Pedraza was recently honored by The Wildlife Society, receiving the 2016 Diversity Award for her invaluable contributions to South Carolina’s Hispanic outreach efforts and her dedication to natural resources conservation.

Linda Powell
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Linda B. Powell has more than 20 years’ experience in the firearms industry and currently serves as Director of Media Relations at O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. An accomplished hunter, Powell travels across the country pursuing her favorite passions - bear, elk and turkey but more importantly, she enjoys sharing those adventures with other industry professionals and media partners. She is also passionate about mentoring new hunters and is proud to have introduced her son and her mother to hunting and the shooting sports. Powell’s commitment goes beyond her day job; she is a Life Member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) and former RMEF Board Member, Benfactor Member of the NRA, member of the Boone and Crockett Club and Safari Club International.



Kim Rhode
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In sport, there is no such thing as a sure thing, but Kim Rhode is about as close as one can get. Kim has won an Olympic medal in each of the last six Olympic games, including winning her third Olympic Gold Medal in London at the 2012 Games by hitting an astounding 99 out of 100 (moving) targets. Kim’s Olympic career began by winning gold in 1996 at just 17 years old and in Rio she became the first American in history in any individual sport to win medals in six consecutive Olympic games... and she has no intention of stopping there. Kim expects to compete, “...for another three or four Olympics.”

Kim is a fourteen-time National Champion and has been World Champion, World Cup Champion, Pan American Games Champion and CAT Champion. She has collected a total of 45 international medals in competitions including fourteen individual World Cup gold medals and was voted by all the athletes to carry the flag at the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games Opening Ceremony. She came home with another Pan Am Gold. In the world of competitive shooting, she has won it all, most more than once. With virtually no room for error in her sport Kim has mastered the art of performing her best when it matters most.

From Southern California, Kim began shooting at just 10 years old and even lettered in the sport for all four years of high school... which culminated with her first Olympic gold medal. When she’s not taking aim at targets she enjoys restoring classic vehicles and collecting first edition children’s books, her favorite being The Wizard of OZ.

Kim is currently preparing to return to the Olympics in 2020.

Represented by Chicago Sports & Entertainment Partners

Agent Patrick Quinn, e-mail: qsports@yahoo.com

Nicole Stallard
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Nicole Stallard is a trans woman from New York City and currently a resident of California. Current spokesperson for the Pink Pistols organization and part of the Coalition for Civil Liberties, California Gun Rights. Board member of Operation Blazing Sword (2016) Firearm Training Nonprofit formed after Pulse Night Club shooting, now nationwide.

Nicole is also a US Navy veteran, retired diagnostic imaging technologist and a lifelong student of history and law.



Maj Toure
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Maj Toure is a Solutionary Hip Hop artist & 2nd Amendment activist from North Philly. His following began after he was featured on the cover of the Philadelphia Weekly as "the Prophet of Philadelphia." He founded the Black Guns Matter movement in 2015 and advocates for firearm education for urban communities. Maj has been featured in the New York Times, Fox News, Breitbart News, National Public Radio, and NRANews for his out of the box approach to 2nd amendment advocacy. Maj is currently on a 50 states tour educating urban citizens on their 2nd amendment rights and responsibilities. 



Leaha Wirth
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Leaha grew up in Montana reloading bullets on cold winters so that she could shoot all summer with her dad. This piece of her shooting/hunting history provided a foundation for her lifetime passion that turned into a life-long career in the firearms industry. Leaha’s driven efforts toward this passion have helped Olympic shooters achieve glory, Hunter Educators to have tools and programs, and the companies that she’s been engaged with to turn profits. Leaha is a committed professional who enjoys the outdoors, gardening and philosophy.

Amanda Wuestefeld
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Amanda Wuestefeld is a native Hoosier that grew up enjoying Indiana's natural resources. She enjoys sharing her love of the outdoors and of hunting and fishing with her family but also sharing that same passion with others. Amanda has been with the Indiana DNR for over 25 years serving in a variety of capacities including Wildlife Information Specialist, Aquatic Education Coordinator, Outdoor Heritage Coordinator and most recently Assistant Director, for the Division of Fish and Wildlife. She's always felt very fortunate to have a career that has allowed her to work both with our natural resources and her fellow Hoosiers.