Kristen Schnepp-Giger Joins NDA as Director of Grassroots Support

The National Deer Association (NDA) is pleased to announce that Kristen Schnepp-Giger has joined the NDA team as Director of Grassroots Support. Schnepp-Giger will work directly with NDA chapters and volunteers to promote the NDA’s mission at the local level.

“We are truly delighted to have Kristen join the NDA team and bring with her a lifetime of passion for the outdoors and conservation,” said Lauren Varner, NDA director of development. “She has both the experience and the knowledge to move the needle not only for our organization but for our mission here at NDA. We are excited to see her start working in this new position.”

A native of Pennsylvania, Schnepp-Giger has dedicated her entire career to conservation and has worked with various organizations, including the National Park Service in Yellowstone National Park, the United States Forest Service in the Allegheny National Forest, and, most recently with the National Wild Turkey Federation as a wildlife biologist. She earned degrees in wildlife and business from Penn State University. In addition, Schnepp-Giger currently serves on the Pennsylvania Gaming Commission (PGC) Board of Commissioners for Region 1.

“I am excited and honored to continue my conservation career with NDA. Conservationists are some of the most passionate volunteers of any group in the world,” said Schnepp-Giger. “The opportunity to work alongside them as we further the mission of the NDA should be fun, challenging and rewarding.”

Schnepp-Giger is a dedicated mother and hunter who actively works to pass on her knowledge of nature and conservation not only to her family but to everyone around her.

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About the National Deer Association

The National Deer Association is the leading nonprofit deer conservation group, working to ensure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat, and game. Formed by combining the strengths of two long-standing successful organizations, the National Deer Association has a combined 40-year effort that has changed deer management to improve hunting and protect America’s most vital and admired game species. North America for future generations. Visit or follow @deerassociation on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.