Quail Forever's Field Staff Employees

Regional Field Representatives | Habitat Specialists | Farm Bill Biologists

Regional Field Representatives

Quail Forever utilizes the knowledge and expertise of Regional Representatives. Our Regional Reps are heavily involved in assisting and directing chapters as the chapters raise and spend funds for wildlife habitat improvement, developing innovative habitat and youth education programs for the region and acting as the principle liaison for Quail Forever with State and Federal resource agencies.

In addition, our reps assist other Regional Biologists in planning State Conventions and habitat workshops, attending legislative gatherings and other meetings of importance to chapters and resource professionals, participation in various sport shows and other events to promote chapter development, or to further the goals of Quail Forever.

RegionRegional RepEmailPhone
California, NevadaDan Connellydconnelly@quailforever.org (702) 606-6775
Arkansas, Louisiana, MissouriJohn Wallacejwallace@quailforever.org(937) 459-8085
Arizona, Colorado, WyomingBob Hixbhix@quailforever.org(303) 743-8957
Northern IowaBrice Morrisbmorris@quailforever.org(515) 360-8712
Southern IowaEric Sytsmaesytsma@quailforever.org(515) 423-4747
Eastern Kansas, & TexasMarc Gladesmglades@quailforever.org(620) 218-0557
Eastern NebraskaJerry McDonaldjmcdonald@quailforever.org(402) 875-3810
Florida, GeorgiaTalbott Partentparten@quailforever.org(770) 655-4736
Indiana, KentuckyBrian Nentrupbnentrup@quailforever.org(317) 753-4543
Southern IllinoisTim Caughrantcaughran@quailforever.org(618) 467-2586
MichiganBill Vander Zouwenbvanderzouwen@quailforever.org(616) 450- 2385
MontanaDan Baileydbailey@quailforever.org (406)-586-8137
North DakotaMatt Olsonmolson@quailforever.org(651) 701-202-8120
Northern IllinoisDick Wyattdwyatt@quailforever.org(217) 733-2173
Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West VirginiaCharlie Paynecpayne@quailforever.org(614) 632-8393
OklahomaLaura McIverlmciver@quailforever.org(907) 750-2600
Washington, Utah, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, CanadaRyan Stormrstorm@quailforever.org(618) 351-1234
South DakotaMike Stephensonmstephenson@quailforever.org(605) 651- 2716
Southern MinnesotaChad Bloomcbloom@quailforever.org(320) 292-4771
Eastern MinnesotaEmilee Nelsonenelson@quailforever.org(507) 430-8499
Tennessee, North & South Carolinas, Alabama, MississippiAndrew Edwardsaedwards@quailforever.org(931) 309-0428
Western KansasChris Blackledgecblackledge@quailforever.org(785) 764-6240
Western NebraskaColby Kerberckerber@quailforever.org(308) 520-0876
WisconsinDoug Fendrydfendry@quailforever.org(608) 843-7999
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Habitat Specialists

Habitat Forever, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quail Forever, Inc. Habitat Forever specialists are available for hire to complete habitat projects or maintain existing habitat in many areas of the country. Our habitat teams are equipped with tractors, trailers, seed drills, tree planters, watering and fire management equipment, mowers and more. Each team is run by an experienced habitat specialist that can help you plan your project, see if you qualify for federal programs, get it in the ground and manage it in order to maximize wildlife potential.

Habitat SpecialistCounties/RegionStateEmailPhone
Dave ReuterNorth East IowaIAdreuter@habitatforever.org(563) 590-1908
Derek SchwartingCentral/South IowaIAdschwarting@habitatforever.org(319) 540-2349
Matt ChristensenStevens CountyMNmchristensen@habitatforever.org(320) 965-2423
Dennis PedersonChippewa CountyMNdpederson@habitatforever.org(320) 564-0100
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Farm Bill Biologists

Quail Forever Farm Bill Biologists are specialized consultants in conservation programs and habitat planning. The purpose of Farm Bill biologists is to assist landowners in designing, developing, and funding habitat improvements on private lands. PF Farm Bill biologists possess the knowledge of federal, state, and local programs to assist landowners in finding the right program to meet their personal habitat and land use goals. Through a unique partnership, Farm Bill biologists are located in local USDA service centers in priority habitat areas throughout the pheasant range. Each biologist covers an area of 2 to 4 counties. To contact a Farm Bill biologist in your area, please use the list below.

* The Farm Bill Biologists are not limited to the listed counties. If you do not see your county listed, contact the biologist nearest you.

Farm Bill BiologistCountiesStateEmailPhone
Shannon BowlingCheyenne, Kit Carson, Lincoln, YumaCOsbowling@quailforever.org(719) 251-5897
Jerry MillerLogan, Phillips, Sedgwick, WashingtonCOjmiller@quailforever.org(970) 580-5028
Erin KuceraPottawattamie, Harrison, MononaIAekucera@quailforever.org(712) 301-8867
Erica YostLee, Des Moines, Van BurenIAeyost@quailforever.org(319) 217-3204
Billy Reiter-MarolfJones, Linn, JacksonIAbreitermarolf@quailforever.org(319) 217-3112
Daniel BorchardtFloyd, Chickasaw, Mitchell, Bremer, ButlerIAdborchardt@quailforever.org(641) 430-3354
Josh DivanWinnebago, WorthIAjdivan@quailforever.org(641) 750-6525
Chris HiherDelaware, Buchanan, DubuqueIAchiher@quailforever.org(563) 929-0375 x3
Eduardo ContrerasElmore, OwyheeIDecontreras@quailforever.org(208) 631-9212
Lara FondowRexburgIDlfondow@quailforever.org(208) 908-1669
Carl FreyBannock, Bingham, BonnevilleIDcfrey@quailforever.org(208) 880-1699
Evan DeHamerBear Lake, Oneida, Caribou, FranklinIDedehamer@quailforever.org(208) 407-9434
Scott ScroggieCassia, Minidoka, Twin Falls, Jerome, BlaineIDsscroggie@quailforever.org(208) 650-8443
Brandon BeltzEffingham, Fayette, Cumberland, Jasper, ClayILbbeltz@quailforever.org(217) 853-0801
Brady WootenEdwards, Wayne, White, Jefferson, Marion, HamiltonILbwooten@quailforever.org(217) 853-9621
Doug GassMcLean, Dewitt, Livingston, Woodford and TazewellILdgass@quailforever.org(309) 660-3971
Jason BleichChampaign, Vermillion, Ford, Iroquois, DouglasILjbleich@quailforever.org(217) 855-0496
Brandon BleuerRock Island, Henry, Knox, Warren, Mercer, Henderson ILbbleuer@quailforever.org(309) 660-3147
Alex Heeger Cheyenne, Sherman, Rawlins, Thomas, Decatur, Sheridan, Norton, GrahamKSaheeger@quailforever.org(785) 230-4262
Zac EddyBarton, Edwards, Harper, Kingman, Pawnee, Reno, StaffordKSzeddy@quailforever.org(620) 338-7132
Allie RathDickinson, Clay, Ottawa, Saline, McPherson, Marion, Morris, Geary, RileyKSarath@quailforever.org(785) 263-1351 x1335
Tyson SeirerCloud, Jewell, Mitchell, Osborne, Republic, SmithKStseirer@quailforever.org(785) 534-0266
Holly ShuttNemaha, Brown, Jackson, Marshall, PottawatomieKShshutt@quailforever.org(785) 294-2004
Anna Walkowiak-EschNessKSawalk@quailforever.org(785) 324-9019
Tanner BruseLyonMNtbruse@quailforever.org(507) 676-2673
Gemma SchmitzLac Qui ParleMNgschmitz@quailforever.org(308) 631-5089
Casey GwostOttertailMNcgwost@quailforever.org(218) 770-3576
Josh MeissnerDouglasMNjmeissner@quailforever.org(320) 763-3191 x3
Alexander NelsonKandiyohiMNanelson@quailforever.org(320) 292-6678
Will ClaytonSwiftMNwclayton@quailforever.org(320) 290-1781
Tony NelsonClayMNtnelson@quailforever.org(218) 791-6714
Josh PommierMeeker, McLeodMNjpommier@quailforever.org(320) 292-5860
Joseph OrrStearnsMNjorr@quailforever.org(320) 292-3003
Jillian FejszesPennington, West Polk, MarshallMNjfejszes@quailforever.org(218) 280-5978
Adam KleinschmidtBeckerMNakleinschmidt@quailforever.org(218) 846-7360 x116
Sabin AdamsToddMNsadams@quailforever.org(320) 250-6317 x3
Jeff PottsBlue EarthMNjpotts@quailforever.org(507) 508-0615
Jacob GranforsAitkin, CarltonMNjgranfors@quailforever.org(218) 927-2912 x107
Andrew WhiteLivingston, Carroll, LinnMOawhite@quailforever.org(660) 619-1719
Scott JamesScott, StoddardMOsjames@quailforever.org(573) 418-0787
Ryan DienerWashington, Warren, FranklinMOrdiener@quailforever.org(636) 399-8733
Casey BergtholdShelby, Marion, Monroe, LewisMOcbergthold@quailforever.org(573) 823-0675
Scott EngelmanSullivan, Grundy, Mercer, PutnamMOsengelman@quailforever.org(660) 619-1208
Mary CrowellSte. Genevieve, St. Francois, PerryMOmcrowell@quailforever.org(573) 415-7330
Rachel BushBarnes, La Moure, StutsmanNDrbush@quailforever.org(701) 403-4853
Justin EdwardsMorton, Mercer, OliverNDjedwards@quailforever.org(712) 292-0510
Jaden HoneymanAdams, Bowman, Slope, Hettinger, GrantNDjhoneyman@quailforever.org(701) 403-4841
Jordan CroattSargent, Dickey, Ransom, RichlandNDjcroatt@quailforever.org(701) 680-8713
Todd FilipiSioux, Dawes, Sheridan, Box Butte, Scotts Bluff, Banner, Morrill, Garden, Deuel, Cheyenne, KimballNEtfilipi@quailforever.org(308) 631-7163
Cassidy GerdesCedar, Knox, Dixon, Wayne, PierceNEcgerdes@quailforever.org(402) 360-1957
Andy HouserRed Willow, Frontier, Hayes, HitchbockNEahouser@quailforever.org(308) 340-7929
Ethan TeterCuster, Loup, Dawson, BuffaloNEeteter@quailforever.org(308) 872-6877
Ryan LodgeKeya Paha, Boyd, Brown, Rock, Holt, Garfield, Wheeler, Antelope, Valley, Greeley, Boone, Sherman, Howard, NanceNErlodge@quailforever.org(308) 750-1215
Bruce SpragueJohnson, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Nemaha, Cass, Lancaster, Gage, SalineNEbsprague@Quailforever.org(402) 335-7531
Brian TeeterButler, Seward, Saunders, Polk, Platte, Colfax, Dodge, Madison, Stanton, CumingNEbteeter@quailforever.org(402) 219-2572
Chad Christiansen Arthur, Grant, Hooker, Cherry, Blaine, Thomas, McPherson, Keith, Logan, LincolnNEcchristiansen@quailforever.org(308) 530-2377
Heather FrancisChase, Dundy, PerkinsNEhfrancis@quailforever.org(308) 520-0139
Scott SchmidtBurt, Dakota, Douglas, Sarpy, Thurston, WashingtonNEsschmidt@quailforever.org(402) 618-2418
Jessica EdgarWebster, Franklin, Harlan, Furnas, Gosper, Phelps, KearneyNEjedgar@quailforever.org(402) 621-0869
Jacob SwaffordPortalesNMjswafford@quailforever.org(575) 201-8117
Rachelle PeppersElkoNVrpeppers@quailforever.org(775) 738-8431 x119
Amanda O'DonnellElkoNVaodonnell@quailforever.org(775) 385-1717
Barbara BauerHighland, Brown, AdamsOHbbauer@quailforever.org (937) 515-2221
Cody GrasserHancock, Hardin, WyandotOHcgrasser@quailforever.org(419) 551-3875
Seth RankinFayette, Pickaway, RossOHsrankin@quailforever.org(937) 515-4172
Dean HouchenButler, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, PrebleOHdhouchen@quailforever.org(740) 624-7945
Brian OrtmanChampaign, Clark, Logan, Madison, UnionOHbortman@quailforever.org(334) 524-7334
Steve BrownAllen, Paulding, Putnam, Van WertOHsbrown@quailforever.org(419) 327-7349
Dustin LamoreauxSeneca, Richland, Crawford, HuronOHdlamoreaux@quailforever.org(419) 551-5505
Kurt BondNorthumberland, Columbia, MontourPAkbond@quailforever.org(570) 490-0199
Jason DiaferioWyoming, Susquehanna, Lackawanna, BradfordPAjdiaferio@quailforever.org(570) 205-9764
James KauffmanSchuylkill, DauphinPAjkauffman@quailforever.org(570) 591-0147
Richard HuttonClearfield, Clinton, Centre, LycomingPArhutton@quailforever.org(814) 506-6852
Mike BlaalidAurora, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, MinerSDmblaalid@quailforever.org(605) 996-1564 x3
Gillian BeeBelle FourcheSDgbee@quailforever.org(605) 461-9062
Ben LardyDay, Grant, RobertsSDblardy@quailforever.org(605) 461-8249
Emmett LenihanBrown, MarshallSDelenihan@quailforever.org(605) 216-6281
Eric MagedanzBrookings, Codington, Hamlin, DeuelSDjmagedanz@quailforever.org(605) 880-2651
Jim RistauBruleSDjristau@quailforever.org(605) 730-3474
Sam FrymanSpink, Faulk, Clark, Hand, HydeSDsfryman@quailforever.org(605) 461-1696
Brittney ViersCarroll, Henry, Weakley, Gibson, Benton, Decatur, Henderson, Madison, Chester, HardinTNbviers@quailforever.org(731) 358-1860
Courtney CoxHaywood, Obion, Dyer, Lauderdale, Crockett, Tipton, Fayette, Shelby, Hardeman, Gibson, LakeTNccox@quailforever.org(731) 772-2965 x115
Jordan MengeRandall, Deaf Smith, Bailey, Lamb, Swisher, Parmer, CastroTXjmenge@quailforever.org(806) 664-0608
Megan WaechterTerry, Cochran, Gaines, Yoakum, Andrews, Martin, Hockley, DawsonTXmwaechter@quailforever.org(806) 664-0682
Joseph BauerGray, Donley, Wheeler, Collingsworth, Hemphill, Roberts, Lipscomb, OchiltreeTXjbauer@pheasantsforever.org(806) 678-8634
Michael BrownEphrataWAmbrown@quailforever.org(509) 731-5502
Scott StipetichSawyer, Price, Ashland/Iron, Bayfield, Douglas, Washburn, Burnett, Polk, Barron, Saint Croix, Pierce, Rusk, Taylor, Chippewa, Clark, Eau Claire, Jackson, Dunn, Pepin, Buffalo, TrempealeauWIsstipetich@quailforever.org(715) 701-2594
Erin HolmesLa Crosse, Monroe, Juneau, Vernon, Sauk, Richland, Crawford, Grant, Lafayette, Green, IowaWIeholmes@quailforever.org(608) 935-2791 x141
Eric KruegerAdams, Columbia, Dane, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Marquette, Rock, WausharaWIekrueger@quailforever.org(608) 444-9828
Julie PetersonBrown, Door, Calumet, Forest, Florence, Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Onieda, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Winnebago, WoodWIjpeterson@quailforever.org(920) 615-2624
Alex BrazealPlatte, Goshen, LaramieWYabrazeal@quailforever.org(307) 241-2699
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