Matt Wilkins Joins NDA as Southern Regional Director

The National Deer Association (NDA) is pleased to announce that Matt Wilkins has joined the NDA team as Regional Director for the Southern Region. Wilkins will work directly with volunteer-run chapters, where he will plan and implement successful conservation-related events and fundraisers, all to help further the NDA’s mission.

“I am honored to have Matt Wilkins join the NDA team as our regional director for the South,” said director of grassroots support, Kristen Schnepp-Giger. “Matt has a passion for conservation, hunting and volunteering. His enthusiasm is contagious and he will resonate well with our volunteer base.”

Wilkins comes to the NDA with extensive experience in the outdoor industry and a proven skill set in project and team management. Prior to joining the group at NDA, Wilkins worked as a wildlife specialist at Two Way Trading, where he established the Wildlife Program to focus on food plots and habitat development. In addition, Wilkins served as Regional Director and Fundraising Coordinator with the renowned conservation group, The National Wild Turkey Federation. While there, Wilkins developed the Mentored Hunt program and managed more than 32 volunteer chapters.

“I am very excited to be a part of the number one deer conservation organization in the country,” Wilkins said. “I look forward to working with the great NDA volunteers, partners and staff.”

Wilkins is a passionate outdoorsman and hunter who takes action to not only improve conservation efforts, but also to spread awareness of those best practices to others.

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About the National Deer Association

Formally launched on November 10, 2020, the National Deer Association is a nonprofit deer conservation group that leads efforts 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 38-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 and YouTube.