Quail Forever is proud to announce the hiring of Ayden Carey to serve as regional field representative in southern Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana. In his new role, he will provide support for volunteers in all three states, featuring 35 local chapters and more than 4,600 members. Carey will collaborate with volunteer chapters to improve public and private lands conservation efforts for quail and other wildlife.
“Ayden brings five years of dependable customer service and support to The Habitat Organization, and he’s eager to start helping chapters accomplish mission across his region,” said Jerry McDonald, Quail Forever’s field services manager. “As an avid sportsman, hunter and fisherman, he’s eager to begin connecting with chapter leaders who share similar passions.”
Quail Forever empowers county and local chapters with the responsibility to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds will be spent - the only national conservation organization that operates through this grassroots structure. As a result, chapter volunteers can see the fruits of their efforts locally, while belonging to a larger national organization with a voice on federal and state conservation policy. Carey will be responsible for helping chapters achieve these local conservation results, while also connecting them to Quail Forever on a national scale. Additionally, he’ll be charged with helping carry out Quail Forever’s Call of the Uplands
national campaign, which will close its final chapter at National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic in Minneapolis, Minn. in February 2023.
Carey grew up in St. Clair, Mo., and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in science economics in 2017. Before taking his new position, Carey was a sales operations lead at American Metals Supply. He’s an avid waterfowl and turkey hunter, as well as a crappie fisherman, and spends the fall months chasing birds with his black lab, Blue.
“Starting out, the thing I’m looking forward to most is meeting all of the great chapter volunteers in my region,” Carey said. “I want them to know that I’m available and ready to help whenever 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, please contact Ayden Carey at 314-288-5646
About Quail Forever
and Quail Forever
make up 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 the protection of our uplands through habitat improvement, public access, education and advocacy. A network of 754 local chapters spread across North America determine how 100 percent of their locally raised funds are spent — the only national conservation organization that operates through this grassroots structure. Since its creation in 1982, the organization has dedicated more than $1 billion to 567,500 habitat projects benefiting 22 million acres.