Special Guests

2017

Wyoming State Auditor Cynthia I. Cloud

Cynthia I. Cloud is the elected state auditor of Wyoming. The state auditor is a constitutional officer elected for a four-year term by the general electorate of Wyoming. The duties of the state auditor include being the chief accountant and payroll officer for state agencies. The auditor is also responsible for the preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report on the fiscal affairs of the state. Cynthia was elected in November 2010 to serve as Wyoming’s twentieth state auditor and reelected in 2014 to her second term. She is the first certified public accountant to serve as state auditor in Wyoming.

Cynthia has over 16 years in public accounting and is a successful business owner. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree in accounting.

Media Guest

Courtney Nicolson

Courtney is a Denver based outdoor writer, producer and editor. She is Senior Writer/Producer for Outdoor Sportsman Group Networks, working on content for Sportsman Channel, Outdoor Channel and World Fishing Network. She also writes a monthly column for Women’s Outdoor News called “She Guides” which spotlights women hunting guides around the world. An avid hunter and angler, Courtney is a passionate wing shooter. She also founded Colorado Women Who Hunt, an organization created to connect real women who hunt the Rockies and spark adventures. When not in the field Courtney is a volunteer hunter education instructor with CO Parks & Wildlife and a committee member for both Ducks Unlimited and Trout Unlimited.

2016

Donna Boddington

Donna Boddington appears on “The Boddington Experience” on the Sportsman Channel with her husband Craig Boddington, host of the show, and their two daughters Caroline and Brittany as they go on hunting adventures around the world. She has years of hunting experience from hunting whitetail on her farm in Kansas to big game in South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Australia. She is also a member of the Prois Hunting Apparel’s pro-staff. She is a life member of Safari Club International, life member of the National Rifle Association, sponsor member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and a member of the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Media Guest

Mia Anstine

Mia has a lifelong commitment to wildlife conservation, hunting ethics, habitat preservation and long time traditions. She loves exploring, learning and sharing life and survival in this modern day Wild West. She created her web and social sites to share outdoor findings, products, firearms, hunts, recipes, stories and news. She shares it all to inspire others to get outside, go hunting, to the shooting range or come together around the table, savoring all life has to offer.

 

 

She is an outfitter, guide, hunter, mentor, firearms and archery instructor. She’s a freelance writer and presenter. She teaches and inspires others to get involved in outdoor activities. She takes pride in guiding ladies and children for their first hunts. She’s hunted rest stag, bull tahr, elk, mule deer, black bear, turkey, game birds, waterfowl, predators, varmints, hogs, carp and have more on her bucket list. To learn more about Mia, visit her website at www.MiaAnstine.com.

Remington is supporting Mia’s trip to the Wyoming Women’s Antelope Hunt.

2015

Jana Waller

Jana Waller grew up in the town of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and has been a hunter and angler for three decades. Earning a Public Relations degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Jana has blended her passion for hunting and fishing with her communications background, actively promoting women in the outdoors and undeniable relationship between hunters and conservation.

A bowhunting veteran of 20+ years, Jana started out hunting Wisconsin whitetails but has since traveled the globe with her bow in tow, hunting in Africa, Canada and all over North America. Appearing on national television shows such as Invasion on Animal Planet, Outfitter Bootcamp on The Outdoor Channel, and Ammo & Attitude on NBC Sports.

Jana is currently hosting and co-producing her own show called ‘SKULL BOUND TV’ on The Sportsman Channel where her adventures and her artwork are shared with millions. A ‘BONE-IFIED’ skull artist, Jana has been painting and beading European skulls for over a decade, selling her unique artwork in galleries and retail stores as well as custom designing skulls for hunters across the country.

A member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Safari Club International, National Wild Turkey Federation, United States Sportsman Alliance, NRA and Trout Unlimited, Jana donates numerous skulls annually to conservation groups that help protect our hunting heritage.
Currently residing under Montana’s Big Sky, Jana is also a free lance outdoor writer. Her articles have appeared in magazines such as Bowhunter, Turkey Country, Predator Xtreme, Petersen’s Bowhunting, Texas Bowhunter’s Journal, Lady Hunter and Buckmasters as well as CNN.com, The Sportsman Channel website, Bowhunting.net and Womenhunters.com.

Wyoming State Superintendent Jillian Balow

Jillian Balow was elected Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2014. The State Superintendent supervises public education in Wyoming and is a member of many boards and commissions including the State Board of Land Commissioners, State Loan and Investment Board, University of Wyoming Board of Trustees, State Board of Education, and Community College Commission. Jillian is a fifth-generation Wyoming native. She taught for over a decade in Wyoming elementary and secondary classrooms and found her niche in literacy education and the professional development of others.

Jillian has an undergraduate degree in education from the University of Wyoming and a master’s degree in education from Regis University. In addition to teaching, Jillian has consulted in the private sector on education issues and served in a number of roles in state government. Prior to being elected to State Superintendent, Jillian worked as an administrator in the Wyoming Department of Education, policy advisor to Governor Matt Mead, and administrator at the Wyoming Department of Family Services. She’s also served on the Wyoming Early Childhood State Advisory Council, the Early Intervention Council, Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies Board of Directors, St. Mary’s Parent Advisory Council, and various committees for charitable causes in her community.

Jillian, her husband John, a junior high principal, and their children Paiton (15) and Jack (8) reside in Cheyenne and attend Wyoming public schools.

Media Guest

Barbara Baird

Barbara Baird is a freelance writer/editor. A former newspaper editor and reporter, she constantly hunts for topics of interest in shooting and outdoor genres. Barbara also publishes Women’s Outdoor News online and pens columns for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Turkey Country and Shooting Sports USA. She is a contributing editor at SHOT Business. Hailing from the Ozarks of Missouri, this avid outdoors enthusiast hunts, shoots and fishes.

2014

Ashlee Lundvall

Ashlee Lundvall is a wife (Russ) and mother (Addison) from Cody, Wyoming. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs in 2005 from IUPUI, and earned her Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Maranatha Baptist Bible College in 2007. Ashlee is a stay-at-home Mom, an inspirational speaker, and a teacher for computer classes at the Center for Training and Development through Northwest College.

After a paralyzing ranching accident in 1999, Ashlee has been passionate about accessible outdoor recreation. Ashlee is a founding member and current board member of Wyoming Disabled Hunters. She has served as Secretary and as the organization’s Facebook page administrator, and she participated as a hunter in the 2009 and 2012 deer hunts, as well as the 2013 elk hunt, where she harvested her first bull elk. Ashlee enjoys reading, cooking, design, teaching, camping, kayaking, hunting, and many other outdoor activities. She was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA in July 2013, and she loves to travel speaking on behalf of others with disabilities.

2013

Julie Golob

Julie Golob is one of the most accomplished professional shooters in the world. She is captain of Smith & Wesson’s highly successful shooting team and a member of Team Benelli 3-Gun. A veteran of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), she was named both U.S. Army Female Athlete of the Year and USAMU Athlete of the Year. She has won over 120 championship titles in seven different action shooting disciplines. (For a complete list of titles please visit the champion page.)

As a member of the Prois Hunting Apparel Pro Staff, Julie enjoys sharing her passion for the outdoors. This wife, mother and veteran enjoys photography, writing, hunting, cooking (especially wild game), and sharing her love of the shooting sports. As a member of the Prois Hunting Apparel Pro Staff, Julie enjoys sharing her passion for the outdoors.

In 2012 Julie authored her first book, Shoot: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition. Reviews of Shoot showcase the book as a valuable resource for current shooting sports enthusiasts, but also serve as an accessible, relevant, and intelligent guide to newcomers. In addition to authoring Shoot, Julie has also written features for American Handgunner, Front Sight (USPSA), IDPA Tactical Journal, Women’s Outdoor Wire, The Outdoor Wire, The Shooting Wire and Women’s Outdoor News.

Julie is sought out for her expertise. She is the first female shooting expert to appear on History Channel’s Top Shot and Top Guns. Julie is also an outdoor television personality, blogger and she records a monthly podcast that offers shooting tips and insight on the world of shooting sports and competition.

Julie has been featured in/on: 3-Gun Nation, AdWeek, American Handgunner, American Rifleman, American Trigger Sports Network, Benelli On Assignment, Blue Press, CNBC’s Mike Hegedus – Mike on America, Crimson Trace – The Art of Survival DVD, The Daily Caller, DownRange.TV, Front Sight (USPSA), Girls Guide to Guns, The Glock In Competition (2nd Edition), Gun (Japan), Guns & Gear TV, Gun Games, Guns Magazine, Gun Talk TV, History Channel, MTV, OutdoorChannel.com, Shooting Gallery, Shooting Illustrated, Shooting Sports USA, Shooting USA, Soldiers Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Tactical Journal (IDPA), History’s Top Shot, H2′s Top Guns, Women & Guns, WON Guns and more.