Pheasants Forever recently named John Wallace, a nine-year veteran of “The Habitat Organization,” as the new regional representative for Ohio. Wallace will provide support and guidance for volunteers in his native Buckeye State, home to 28 Pheasants Forever chapters, two Quail Forever chapters and more than 5,400 dedicated members.
“John has built a reputation amongst volunteers and peers as one of the most dedicated and passionate staffers within this great organization,” stated Tom Fuller, field service director for Pheasants Forever. “We anticipate a great homecoming for John and look forward to watching him grow our mission with new and expanded opportunities in Ohio.”
Growing up in west central Ohio, Wallace spent most of his childhood fishing, hunting, and camping. He and his family were dedicated members of North Dayton Anglers and Conservation club, something which they look forward to returning to in the coming months. Wallace began his career with PF as a Farm Bill wildlife biologist in Ohio before transitioning to his most recent role as regional representative in Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. Under his leadership and teamwork, the organization witnessed significant growth of its chapter footprint and mission delivery in those states over the past six years.
“Ohio is a proud state for this organization, and I couldn’t be more excited to return home and work with such passionate volunteers,” explained John Wallace. “My days working as a Farm Bill wildlife biologist in west central Ohio showed me firsthand the pride shared by our volunteers. I’m also excited about the prospect of working with our great volunteers in Virginia. Spending the past six years in a largely quail-centric region will allow me to connect with them very quickly and create mission momentum.”
Wallace and his wife, Jamie, have two sons, Adam (10) and Wade (8), and a daughter, Claire (5). They also have a chocolate lab, Zeke, who loves to waterfowl and upland hunt. In their daily lives, the family tries to incorporate as many outdoor activities as possible. At their young age, the kids already enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, as well as any sport that is in season.
Wallace officially starts as the Ohio Regional Representative in August and will work from his new home in the Dayton, Ohio region. For more information about Pheasants Forever in the Buckeye State, contact John Wallace at JWallace@PheasantsForever.Org
or (937) 459-8085.
About Pheasants Forever
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 740 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $867 million on 540,000 habitat projects benefiting 18 million acres nationwide.