Washington Chapter leader
Brianna (Bree) was born and raised in Washington State, staying here her whole life and spending time all over the state. She is an avid huntress, angler, forager, and outdoors enthusiast. She runs her own guide business, Livin’ Life Adventures and has her Masters Coast Guard license. Bree is passionate about and partakes in most outdoor hobby in some fashion. She has fished and camped her whole life, run boats since she could reach the steering wheel, started hunting when she was 11, and has ridden horses for years. She’s passionate about conservation and volunteers at state fish hatcheries. In the past she has been an avid skier and dirt bike rider, and competed in 3 day eventing and dressage. Brianna loves teaching, and sharing her passion with people. She teaches fishing seminars and classes every chance she gets, and loves her job as a guide getting people into the outdoors and making memories. She’s excited to be working with WOTO, sharing her passion and helping other women experience the outdoors. She will be organizing WOTO events all across the state, and can’t wait to meet you!
Tennessee Chapter leader
Monica Shell is an outdoors woman as well as a Coach and Mentor, dedicated to helping women create the life they want, no matter where they’ve been. Monica believes that self-reliance is at the core of a life well-lived and that building confidence through outdoor pursuits can be a gateway to taking ownership of our own peace and purpose. She lives in middle Tennessee with her husband and their myriad of critters, where she enjoys hunting, fishing, foraging, and gardening.
Louisiana Chapter leader
Missouri Chapter leader
As a born and raised city girl from St. Louis, it took Kelly Ott a while to take to the woods and appreciate all that nature has to offer. Occasional fishing and outdoor activities with her family did not turn into a passion until her kids were grown and on their own. At the age of 50, Kelly took up hiking, backpacking, and hunting outside of her Midwest home in Missouri. It was then that she began to seek skills that would foster independence and growth. Kelly’s first serious hike and backpacking trip was an overnight excursion to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Since then, she has hiked many trails and climbed several mountains. Kelly has also enjoyed hunting everything from prairie dogs and pheasant to elk and bear, soaking in every bit of knowledge about wildlife habits, habitat, and harvesting. When not hunting, her favorite downtime activity is fishing from her kayak in local lakes and ponds. For Kelly, spending time outdoors is more than taking a break from a busy life; it is time to soak in the beauty of nature and reflect on what is important.
Autumn Dodson is currently 19 years old from Upstate New York. She enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening, and just spending time in the woods. Autumn has been fishing since she was big enough to hold her own pole, and gone hunting for just as long, even though she wasn’t old enough to actually shoot anything. From a very young age, Autumn knew that the outdoors is where she belongs. Autumn is a natural born leader. While in high school she became the Vice President of her local FFA chapter during her Freshman year. She took that as an opportunity to grow herself personally, and she took on public speaking. Ever since she competed in her first Leadership Development Event, or LDE, where she recited the five paragraph FFA Creed by E.M. Tiffany, completely by memory, she became hooked on the idea of public speaking, something that once terrified her. Ever since then she never batted an eye when it came time to do a class presentation, or give speeches as part of a Senior English project. She even competed in a public speaking event where she had to prepare a six to eight minutes speech. During her Senior year of school she also became a class representative in the student council and she took on a leadership role in The National Honor Society. Autumn even gave a recognition speech at her high school graduation, in front of hundreds of people. She handled it like a total boss! Her leadership experiences are still shining just as bright as she begins her journey with The Women Of The Outdoors. Motivating, empowering, and educating others is just something that comes naturally for her. Autumn can’t wait to see where this new adventure leads her!
Natasha is a homeschooling mom of 6 children. She has been married for almost 15 years. She grew up on a 200 acre dairy farm in Minnesota. Nature has always been a part of her life. She relocated to Missouri 10 years ago. Natasha has been foraging and eating wild edibles for over 8 years. Natasha now lives on her own 40 acre farm.
"My future goal is to offer free classes to the local youth on how to identify and forage wild food. "
"The outdoors has always been a part of my life. As an infant my dad put me in a carrier on his back and would go fishing in the creek behind our house. He began taking me hunting at age 4. Now i am married with 2 kids of my own who my husband and i involve in all our adventures. We enjoy duck, squirrel, and turkey hunting, trapping, hiking, kayaking, foraging, camping, fishing, and pretty much anything in the great outdoors!"
Heather is from MI
"I grew up hunting and trapping with my step dad. I also fish I have always loved fishing as far as I can remember. I "have been trapping since I was 14. Within the past 5 years got into hunting on my own. I hope to help out other women interested in getting to know about outdoor activities they haven't done"
Alicia is from NH
The Reel Em Angler-Emily grew up fishing with her mom and uncles, but she didn't start fishing religiously until 2017. She now fishes nearly every single day. Born and raised in Wisconsin, she's after all of the 160+ species of fish in her home state. She is an R3 Certified Angler with the WI DNR and teaches fishing to the public. She is a member of Women Anglers of Minnesota and Wisconsin Women Fish. Having only been a member for a year in both clubs, she earned Rookie of the Year for Wi Women Fish.Emily is an adrenaline junkie and travel addict. She's traveled to and fished over 6 states so far this year, 2 oceans, and Lake Michigan; and has caught 11 new WI species since March. In June, she went to Mississippi to noodle for the first time and pulled up nearly the new state record flathead catfish. Weighing in at 81.2 pounds. Then went on a solo fishing trip to Florida and free swam with sharks. Most weekends she was on the road fishing and learning and experiencing. Emily loves adventure and seeking out new experiences. She's working on starting her own angling and adventure company and tv show.
Arielle Shay; married and owner of ShaysSlayOutdoors. I am all about the outdoors! I am from Michigan; love to fish the great lakes and hunt this beautiful state! Every season I have something going on from... Walleye fishing, Ice fishing, bow fishing, sturgeon and cat fishing, salmon fishing, scouting state land, hunting Michigan bucks, and sooo much more. Please make sure to follow me on Instagram and YouTube for some amazing content from the greatest outdoor girl in Michigan! 😁Insta: @ariellequinshay
Facebook: HIGHLIFE OUTDOORS
"I’m Kacie Pope. I’ve lived in New Mexico most of my life. I am a mom of two. I’ve been married for 12 years. My husband and I started hunting together 10 years ago. I’ve had hunting success with a muzzle loader, rifle, bow. I’ve been able to harvest big game, predators, birds. Fishing and back pack camping is another favorite of mine. I have recently start taxidermy school."
Brenda was born and raised in Houston , staying here her whole life. She is an avid angler and also a Licensed nurse full time. Her passion has always been saltwater fishing since childhood. She started fishing on the banks and piers in La Porte Texas with her family and after age 18 she started fishing in Galveston Texas for the bigger fish.She entered her first tournament with a local fishing group in November 2019 and was the first capture within 18 minutes of the tournament and the only woman that placed that day . Her dream is to become a guide/ captain and to teach and encourage Women and children to fish.
"I have always had a desire to become more proficient in the outdoors. I've always loved to shoot firearms and dreamed of having a fully stocked freezer of the meat I had harvested. When I became a Mom and realized I would be doing it alone, my desire intensified from this being a hobby to teaching my little girl how to be capable outdoors and survive. I began actively seeking out organizations that catered to women just like me. Taking advantage of these resources and the knowledge of those around me, I am finally able to hone my skills in firearms, hunting, fishing, preserving food, and more! The opportunities to learn and acquire new skills are endless once you embark upon this path! I am looking forward to sharing what I learn with my daughter and other women that want to ensure our children's survival in a world with a future that often seems uncertain."
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Danielle was born and raised in Minnesota. She has hunted and fished all of her life. Danielle has been bow hunting since she was 12 and it has since become a real passion. "Nothing beats chasing those Minnesota whitetails."
Danielle truly enjoys shed hunting, kayaking, hiking, pheasant, turkey hunting and showing the guys how to catch a monster walleye!
She enjoys sharing as many outdoor experiences as she can with her 18 month old son. "I hope my son develops the same love for the outdoors as his parents!"