NDA Expands its Team
The National Deer Alliance added three key hires to its team with roles in content production, social media and deer and hunting policy. The hires are Dan Amore, Teddy Fisher and Justin Mueller. "These three dedicated deer enthusiasts have already been a huge help over the last few weeks as we continue to expand the reach of our mission to serve as the guardian for wild deer conservation and our hunting heritage," said NDA President and CEO, Nick Pinizzotto.
Dan Amore, from Macomb, Michigan (near Detroit), is a father, a middle school history and multimedia teacher, and holds a master’s degree in public administration. “I've been an outdoorsman my entire life, but in the past four or five years, my whitetail addiction has reached new heights. With that came a desire to become more involved with the conservation of the animal and lifestyle that has given me so much. I have been coaching archery and outdoor skills courses for the past six years, and now excited to use my skills with media and public administration in the deer-hunting world!” shared Amore.
Teddy Fisher grew up in south-central Pennsylvania where he developed his passion for hunting and fishing on the family farm. He earned his degree in wildlife and fisheries science from Pennsylvania State University, where he also worked at the Penn State Deer Research Center. Fisher is soon heading to Clemson University in August to work on a human dimensions of wildlife project related to hunting and R3 (recruitment, retention and reactivation of hunters). “Mentoring and recruiting hunters is a passion of mine and I hope to become an R3 coordinator in the future to work towards counteracting the declining number of hunters,” Fisher said.
Justin Mueller grew up on a small dairy farm in rural Minnesota, where his dad introduced him to the outdoors. He holds a degree in marketing and management. “Waterfowl hunting is one of my biggest passions. My favorite hunting memories are spent with my dad on a little pond in our pasture shooting wood ducks and the occasional mallard,” shared Mueller. Currently, Mueller is a full-time videographer/editor in the hunting industry. “I thoroughly enjoy filming other people’s hunts, because it gives me the opportunity to see their true love and passion of the outdoors and express it as creatively as I can,” he said.