What is TWA?
TWA focuses its mission on private landowners and their ethical relationship to the land, and TWA concentrates on issues relating to private property, hunting and hunter rights, and conservation of our natural resources.
TWA is governed by a Board of Directors, four statewide Officers, and an Executive Committee. The organization’s headquarters office is located in San Antonio, Texas. TWA has three main program areas: Conservation Legacy (youth and adult education), Hunting Heritage (Texas Youth Hunting Program and Texas Big Game Awards), and Issues and Advocacy.
The future well-being of wildlife, game, nongame and rare species depends upon private landowners’ commitment to habitat. They are the real stewards of the land in their care. Motivated by what Aldo Leopold called a land ethic, enabled by sustainable markets and incentives, and nurtured by their association with the entire land, hunting and conservation communities…private landowners in Texas are achieving real conservation results.
Serving Texas wildlife and its habitat, while protecting property rights, hunting heritage, and the conservation efforts of those who value and steward wildlife resources.
The Texas Wildlife Association was formed in 1985 by a group of ranchers, wildlife managers and hunters dedicated to the conservation, management, and enhancement of wildlife and wildlife habitat on private lands.
Texas is 95 percent private land, and over two-thirds of the United States is privately owned. Texas hunters, anglers, wildlife watchers and conservationists recognized the necessity of working cooperatively with private landowners on wildlife, habitat and conservation issues.
David Yeates, Chief Executive Officer 210-826-2904
Quita Hill, Director of Finance and Operations 210-826-2904
David Brimager, Director of Marketing and Partner Relations 210-826-2904
Luke Sammons, Director of Communications 210-826-2904
Cheryl McPherson, Office Administrator 210-826-2904
Courtney Brittain, Consultant 210-393-3467
Kassi Scheffer, Director of Education - Outreach Programs
Clint Faas, Director of Conservation Programs, 979-541-9803
Leslie Wittenburg, Director of Education - L.A.N.D.S. Intensive, 512-680-6000
Brian Robert, Education Program Specialist
Sarah Grella, Education Program Specialist
Elanor Dean, Education Program Specialist
Adrienne Paquette, L.A.N.D.S. Educator
Jo Picken, L.A.N.D.S. Educator
Toni Purnell, L.A.N.D.S. Educator
Kimberly Shaw, L.A.N.D.S. Educator
Shelby Bessette, L.A.N.D.S. Educator
Elisa Velador, L.A.N.D.S. Educator
Marla Wolf, Curriculum Writer
Chris Mitchell, Texas Youth Hunting Program Director 210-260-6802
Bryan Jones, TYHP Field Operations Coordinator 720-240-6724
Bob Barnette, TYHP North Texas Field Operations Coordinator 214-282-3697
Briana Miles, TYHP East Texas Field Operations Coordinator 512-299-4220
Kim Hodges, TYHP Program Coordinator 210-930-2177
Kara Starr, TBGA Program Coordinator 210-236-9761
Issues & Advocacy
Joey Park, Legislative Program Coordinator 512-293-4136
Caroline Cage, TWA Foundation Director of Development 210-826-2904