NWTF Foundation

The NWTF Foundation and its Board of Directors exist to secure funding for NWTF legacy and long-term capital projects. By creating and communicating the value, importance and reward of the donation experience, the NWTF Foundation works to secure a bright and stable future for the NWTF and its noble mission. 

Give to NWTF Foundation

Your gift to the NWTF Foundation will help the NWTF secure the necessary funding to execute legacy and long-term capital projects. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible and include benefits associated with the corresponding NWTF membership level. 

For more information, or to make a donation, contact the NWTF Development Department.

Hunting Heritage Center

The NWTF Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. initiative is an unprecedented undertaking. And so is the flagship of this effort, the NWTF Hunting Heritage Center. 

Hike for Conservation

NWTF Houston member Brandon Jacob will hike all 2,180 miles of the Appalachian Trail to help raise funds for conservation. Fundraising dollars will impact Eastern wild turkey restoration efforts within the America’s Southern Piney Woods focal area in East Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has agreed to match every dollar Jacob raises by a 4-to-1 ratio.  

Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.

Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. is the NWTF’s 10-year initiative to:

  • Conserve or enhance 4 million acres of critical wildlife habitat 
  • Recruit 1.5 million hunters 
  • Open access to 500,000 additional acres for hunting 

It is time we tackled this challenge together.

Foundation Members

Heath Davis
Chairman
Heath Davis
Bill LaFayette
Vice Chairman
Bill LaFayette
Ryan Klesko
Secretary
Ryan Klesko
JJ Grow
Treasurer
JJ Grow

NWTF Foundation Board

Aaron Taylor
Legal Counsel
Aaron Taylor
Alex Chalmers
Alex Chalmers
Shane Alexander
Shane Alexander
Keith Enlow
Keith Enlow
Toxey Haas
Toxey Haas
Jason Hart
Jason Hart
Marvin Hartley
Chairman of the Board
Marvin Hartley

Marvin Hartley is a Guardian life Sponsor of the NWTF. He has been a dedicated NWTF member for more than 40 years and has served on the national board for 15 years. 

During his terms as national director, he has attended 100 percent of the board meetings. He has served as Secretary, Vice President, and President. He serves on several committees and task forces and currently serves as National Board Chairman. 

Marvin also has served on the Florida State Board of Directors and as the Jacksonville Chapter president and Banquet Chairman for several years. He was the first District Director for North Florida. His wife, Edie, has served as President of the Florida State Chapter and is President and Banquet Chairman for the Jacksonville Chapter. They are members of several conservation organizations as well as local gun clubs in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. Marvin and his family hunt, fish and enjoy outdoor activities together. he also serves as President of his local hunting club.

Robert Higginbotham
NWTF Vice President
Robert Higginbotham

Robert Higginbotham has been an NWTF member since the early 1980s. He served as founder of his local East Mississippi Chapter in 1992 and has served locally as banquet chairman and chapter president.

Robert served on the Mississippi State NWTF Chapter board of directors from 1992 until he was elected to the national board of directors in 2008. He served two terms as vice president of the Mississippi Chapter and also served as president.

He also has served as secretary of the national board and currently serves as treasurer.

Robert is the Imaging Director at Winston Medical Center in his hometown of Louisville, Mississippi. He and his wife Carol are members at First Presbyterian Church where he has served as a Deacon and currently serves as an Elder.

"It is truly a blessing to serve our volunteers. I am thankful for the opportunity, but realize that with the blessings and opportunity comes a responsibility to listen to and communicate with our members. The NWTF's mission and our "family" make us the best conservation organization there is."

Glen Johnson
Glen Johnson
Steve Jordan
Steve Jordan
George Kollitides
George Kollitides
Craig Morgan
Craig Morgan
Chris Paradise
Chris Paradise
Matt Plitt
Matt Plitt
Jay Scholes
Jay Scholes
Harlan Starr
NWTF President
Harlan Starr

Harlan Starr has been a dedicated turkey hunter and NWTF volunteer since 1984. He has been a member of the national board of directors since 2008, having served on numerous committees.

Harlan helped start the Coosa Valley Chapter in Rome, Ga., and the Northeast Alabama Chapter.

He served on the Alabama Board of Directors for 10 years. He has worked as local chapter president, banquet chairman and district director. He has coordinated JAKES and Women in the Outdoors outreach events and has provided opportunities for people with disabilities to hunt on his farm.

“As a member of the national board, I’m proud to represent the NWTF’s volunteers who work so hard to protect our hunting heritage,” Starr said. “I understand the issues that face state and local chapters and members, and will continue to ensure they have a voice at the national level.”

Ronnie Reagin
NWTF Treasurer
Ronnie Reagin

Honorary Board Members

Trent Cole
Trent Cole
Sherry Crumley
Virginia
Sherry Crumley

Sherry Crumley and her husband Jim are Guardian Life members of NWTF. Her involvement with the organization began in 1985 in Des Moines, Iowa at the national convention. She is a past chairman of the Roanoke Valley chapter and organized its first Women in the Outdoors event, which was the second WITO event in Virginia.  

Sherry was first elected to the NWTF board in 1994 and served until 2000. She was again elected to the board in 2013 and continues to serve. Sherry is an active member of the Botetourt Longbeards and an adviser to the Virginia State Chapter. 

Other related activities:
Advisory board, Virginia Hunters for the Hungry – 1991 to present
Virginia Wild Turkey Conservationist Hall of Fame – 1998
Chairman, Virginia Heritage Foundation – 2000
Board Member, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries – 2002-2010 (Chairman 2005-2006)
Botetourt Longbeards NWTF Lifetime Achievement Award – 2016

Sherry retired from Trebark Camouflage, the company founded by her husband, Jim. The Crumleys have two sons and two granddaughters. They find great joy in mentoring and sharing their love of hunting and the outdoors with their granddaughters.

Allen Jenkins
Allen Jenkins
Brenda Potterfield
Brenda Potterfield

Brenda and her husband Larry own MidwayUSA. Brenda is a hunter and shooter who has served on the Missouri NWTF Board, NRA Foundation Board, and the Great Rivers Boy Scout Council Board. Their MidwayUSA Foundation helps communities and organizations raise funds to support their high school, college, and other youth shooting teams and activities.

Brenda Valentine
Brenda Valentine

Tennessee native, Brenda Valentine, aka the First Lady of Hunting®, is a pioneer in today's hunting and conservation industry as hunter, writer and TV personality. She is a national spokesperson for the NWTF, sharing the message of hunting and conservation around the country.  Her list of honors and accomplishments are extensive but she remains grounded to her country roots.  Visit her personal website at www.brendavalentine.com.

Michael Waddell
Michael Waddell
Peggy Anne Vallery
Arizona
Peggy Anne Vallery

Peggy Anne Vallery is an accomplished hunter and conservationist who wants to use her experience to further the impact of the NWTF. More than 20 years into her membership, she is a past president and former chairman of the NWTF National Board.

One of the greatest accomplishments in her NWTF career is keeping past national board members involved in the organization.

This Vanguard Life sponsor of the NWTF has spent many hours in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the NWTF, protecting our Second Amendment rights and preserving our nation's hunting heritage.

Her hunting career has taken her across the globe, including: Africa, Europe, China, Australia, Mexico and North America, but says wild turkey are her favorite. She's completed her wild turkey World Slam.

Vallery is involved in NWTF programs across the country, but her devotion to wildlife and hunting extends beyond our ranks, having served on numerous boards for wildlife and conservation groups. She was inducted into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame in 2010.

Non-Voting Members

Becky Humphries
Becky Humphries
Dave Mahlke
Dave Mahlke
Matt Fenoff
Matt Fenoff
Ross Melinchuk
Ross Melinchuk
Carol Frampton
Carol Frampton