City of Residence: Norton Shores
Spouse/Children: Julie and we have a daughter, Andie & son Austin
Employment: Attorney, Gielow Groom Terpstra & McEvoy
Hobbies: Hunting, Weightlifting, Running, Yard Work
Member Since: 2010
Board Positions(s): I joined the Board in 2012, and have served as Chapter Secretary and President. I have also served on several SCI committees, including Bylaws and Awards.
Introduced: My dad enjoyed whitetail hunting and took me to sit with him when I was 8 or 9. My first hunt was squirrel hunting with my dad at our cabin in White Cloud.
Continent(s) Hunted: North America, Europe, and Africa
Favorite Trophy: Kudu
Memorable Hunt: Africa because I'd dreamed of hunting there, and it was everything that I had imagined, and more. Plus, it was the first time that my wife had ever got out into the woods/bush. While she didn't hunt, she was an observer and has as many memories as I do.
Favorite Species to Hunt: Plains game (although I'd love to hunt the Big 5 at some point)
Want to Hunt: Lion
Advice: Take time to introduce your non-hunting friends to hunting. I have several friends that never hunted until I introduced them to it. Now, they are as hooked as I am.