First and foremost, I serve the Lord, Jesus Christ. After that I am a husband, a father, and a grandfather. I retired from the Austin Police Department in 2015 after just over 24 years. Prior to that I served just under 7 years in the U.S. Army.
I began shooting a bow at a young age, hunting rabbits and such, then went over 20 years without shooting. I got back into it in the mid 90’s and have hunted primarily with the bow and arrow ever since. I’ve hunted with crossbow, compound bow, and traditional recurves and longbows. I am passionate about bow hunting and try to pass that on to everyone I meet.
I have been a member of the LSBA since 2000. I took a position of Regional Rep’ when I retired in 2015 and now hold the office of president and membership co-chair with my wife Camey. I am also a Life Member of TBOT, and a Life Member of the North American Hunting Club.
My passion for archery started when I was 10 years old and making stick bows out of kite string. My dad bought me my first recurve a few months later and my first compound when I was in 7th grade. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with this sport. I joined LSBA in 2014 and served a short time as magazine editor and now I’m honored to serve as VP of our great organization. I enjoy working with each one of our district reps and being a part of something that makes a difference.
Secretary – Dora Cook | firstname.lastname@example.org
I first joined LSBA in 2012 and served as a regional representative for Region 77. Archery was completely new to me at that time. I am still shooting a Mathews Craze and enjoy 3D shoots. My first and only kill to date is a small hog taken on a ranch in 3 Rivers, Texas but what I most enjoy about being a member is working TTHA and other events to introduce children, and sometimes adults, to archery.
I was raised hunting and fishing (salt water) in South Texas with my father and grandfather and I have many fond memories of those times. This gave me an appreciation of being outdoors and I was taught safe and ethical hunting. Both my Dad and grandfather believed in only harvesting animals and fish that they were willing to eat for which to feed their families. I cannot tell you how many times I wanted to “blow away” the blackbirds and crows disturbing my hunt-but the ethics my dad/grandfather always seemed to kick in. I currently work in the IT position (DBA) supporting a HealthCare Claims Processing Software. I started bow hunting in 2007 to extend my bow season and was able to harvest a Whitetail Buck that year. Since then I have added Turkey, Hogs, Fallow Buck, Red Hind, Black Buck doe, Redfish, Gar, and Blackbuck Antelope to the fish and animals that I have harvested by bow. I believe I joined LSBA sometime around 2008 – 2009 to compete in the LSBA 3-D tournaments. I hunt with my compound bow and compete in Traditional 3-D shoots for fun. I have been the LSBA Treasurer since 2012.
LSBA Magazine Editor – Brian Johnson | email@example.com