What is TWA?

TWA Mission Statement

Our History

Professional Staff


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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.

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TWA Mission Statement

Serving Texas wildlife and its habitat, while protecting property rights, hunting heritage, and the conservation efforts of those who value and steward wildlife resources.

Our History

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.


Professional Staff



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
Shannon Hasan, Office Administrator   210-826-2904
Courtney Brittain, Consultant   210-393-3467



Mimi Sams, Engagement Coordinator    210-826-2904
Kristin Parma, Membership Coordinator    210-826-2904


Conservation Legacy

Kassi Scheffer, Director of Education - Outreach Programs    210-826-2904
Leslie Wittenburg, Director of Education - L.A.N.D.S. Intensive, 512-680-6000
Iliana Peña, Director of Conservation Programs    210-826-2904
Brian Robert, Education Program Specialist
Robbin Hallford, Education Program Specialist     
Elanor Dean, Education Program Specialist    210-826-2904
Adrienne Paquette, L.A.N.D.S. Educator
Ali Kuehn, L.A.N.D.S. Educator
Elisa Velador, L.A.N.D.S. Educator
Gwen Eishen, L.A.N.D.S. Educator
Tim Schenk, L.A.N.D.S. Educator
Marla Wolf, Curriculum Writer


Hunting Heritage

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 McAllister, TWA Foundation Director of Development   210-826-2904 


Magazine Production

Kim Rothe, Consulting Publications Coordinator/Editor   210-826-2904 
David Brimager, Advertising Sales   210-826-2904 



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