ATHENS, GA (May 5, 2017) – The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) is pleased to announce that Josh Hillyard has joined the organization as a Regional Director for Region 3. Hillyard will support QDMA Branches and volunteers in Michigan, Indiana and northwest Ohio.
“I’m excited to combine my passion for hunting and white-tailed deer with my career,” said Josh. “I look forward to helping QDMA continue to spread their message to current members as well as engaging with other men, women, and children to let them know why they belong with the QDMA. I feel very fortunate to become a part of such a well-respected organization, and I am incredibly grateful this opportunity.”
A native of Michigan, Josh is a 2010 graduate of Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance, and he was previously the mortgage operations supervisor for Lake Michigan Credit Union. Josh had been a lifelong outdoors enthusiast, growing up fishing, camping and hiking. He was introduced to deer hunting in 2009 by his high school friend Mark Kenyon, who later founded Wired To Hunt. Josh’s passion for deer hunting and the outdoors had him yearning for a career in the outdoors, so for the past year in his free time, Josh worked as an intern for Wired to Hunt, assisting with video, social media, writing and editing for WiredToHunt.com.
“We’re excited to have Josh join our team at QDMA,” said Ryan Furrer, QDMA Senior Regional Director and Field Supervisor. “His experience and background are just what we need to achieve new levels of membership growth and action for whitetails.”
Josh will be replacing Regional Director Bob DuCharme, who is retiring on May 31 after 11 years with QDMA. Josh and his wife Kelly live in Brighton, Michigan.
Contact Josh Hillyard to get involved with a QDMA Branch, or start a new one in your area, at 810-287-2281.