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Josh Jackl

Josh Jackl

Chapter President

920-517-1039

joshjackl@yahoo.com

Josh grew up on a small family farm in northern Wisconsin where he developed a deep sense of appreciation for the natural world. He attended the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point where he obtained a bachelors degree in Conservation Biology. After college, Josh worked for Pheasants Forever as a Habitat Specialist. He currently works for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a Wildlife Biologist stationed out of the Plymouth Service Center. Josh is extremely dedicated to habitat restoration, management, and conservation. It is apparent to those who spend time with Josh he has a strong land ethic and is a committed sportsman.

Bradley Vinje

Bradley Vinje

Vice President / Secretary

outagamiepf@gmail.com

In addition to being a life member of Pheasants Forever Brad is a member of the Quality Deer Management Association, Ruffed Grouse Society ,and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. He is an avid outdoorsman and conservationist. Brad enjoys all types of hunting however, upland game birds and bow hunting deer are at the top of his list. Time permitting you might find him out on a trap line in the Fall as well. He enjoys spending time on his own property improving habitat and spending quality time with his family in the outdoors. Brad is most passionate about habitat improvement, public land policy, and recruiting new hunters.

Mike Young

Mike Young

Youth Chairman

mabemyoung@gmail.com

Mike worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 28 years and retired in 2015 as a Conservation Warden. In addition to his work with Pheasants Forever Mike is a board member for Ron and Ron's Youth Outdoor Organization and the Outagamie Conservation Club. He is also a member of Shadows on The Wolf and the National Rifle Association. He has had many hunting experiences but his favorite hunting revolves around upland birds and waterfowl. Mike is very passionate about getting youth involved in the outdoors.

Mark Backhaus

Mark Backhaus

Treasurer

920-224-2302

mbackhaus@hotmail.com

Mark attended Carroll University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in accounting. Later he attended the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh where he earned a Master's degree in Business Administration. He is a certified public accountant, which makes him a natural fit for the chapter's treasure position. Mark is passionate about conservation and habitat improvement. He has been actively managing his own property, which has been enrolled in Conservation Reserve Programs for over 17 years.

Julie Peterson

Julie Peterson

Farm Bill Biologist

920-615-2624

jpeterson@pheasantsforever.org

Julie is a Pheasants Forever Farm Bill Biologist serving Northeast Wisconsin. Julie can assist landowners in a variety of ways including assisting with federal programs which maybe available to them in order to improve habitat.