Quail Forever is proud to announce the hiring of Ayden Carey to serve as a regional field representative in southern Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana. In her new role, she will support volunteers in all three states, with 35 local chapters and more than 4,600 members. Carey will collaborate with volunteer chapters to enhance conservation efforts on public and private lands for quail and other wildlife.
“Ayden brings five years of dependable customer service and support to The Habitat Organization, and he is eager to begin helping chapters fulfill the mission in his region,” said Jerry McDonald, field services manager for Quail Forever. “As an avid athlete, hunter and fisherman, he is eager to start connecting with chapter leaders who share similar passions.”
Quail Forever empowers county and local chapters with the responsibility of determining how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent – the only national conservation organization to operate through this grassroots structure. As a result, chapter volunteers can see the fruits of their efforts at the local level, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice in federal and state conservation policy. Carey will be responsible for helping chapters achieve these local conservation outcomes, while also connecting them to Quail Forever on a national scale. Additionally, she will be tasked with helping to bring about Quail Forever’s Call of the Highlands national campaign, which will close its final chapter at the National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in February 2023.
Carey grew up in St. Clair, Mo., and graduated from Southeastern Missouri State University with a degree in scientific economics in 2017. Before assuming her new position, Carey was a sales operations leader at American Metals Supply. He is an avid waterfowl and turkey hunter, as well as a crappie fisherman, and spends the fall months chasing birds with his black Lab, Blue.
“For starters, the thing I look forward to the most is meeting all the great chapter volunteers in my region,” said Carey. “I want them to know that I am available and ready to help them when they need it, and that our conservation successes will be built together.”
For more information about Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever in Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana, contact Ayden Carey at 314-288-5646 or [email protected].
About Quail Forever
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever are the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. This community of more than 400,000 members, supporters, and partners is dedicated to protecting our highlands through habitat improvement, public access, education, and advocacy. A network of 754 local chapters spread across North America determines how 100 percent of its locally raised funds are spent – the only national conservation organization to operate through this grassroots structure. Since its inception in 1982, the organization has dedicated more than $1 billion to 567,500 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres.