Jason Brown – President/Founder
Avid hunter, outdoors man, athlete and dedicated supporter of our armed forces. Jason is a successful tenured production manager with established companies such as Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Vigor Marine as well as organizations. Determined to provide the resources and business acumen needed to build strategic partnerships and enable fully supported hunts for our service-connected disabled veterans. Jason knows what sacrifice, dedication and successes are all about and will bring these positive characteristics too Outdoors for our Heroes and our service-connected disabled veterans.
Derek Fecht – Vice President
Derek was born and raised in WA. He’s been a devoted husband since 1996 and now a loving & nurturing dad to his baby girl born in 2015. He comes from a military family, going back to his great grandfather, grandfather, father, brothers and he also served time in the WA National Guard. He understands, appreciates and respects the dedication and sacrifices our military men and women give every day for this country.
As a kid, he grew up fishing with his dad in local lakes, rivers and charter fishing out of Westport, a hobby that has continued into his adult life as well. He started hunting game birds in 1996. In 2015, he went out on his first big-game hunt and plans to continue with more of that. In 2010 he bought his first hunting dog, a Boykin Spaniel and has really enjoyed training and working with his dog to become a great hunting partner. He also volunteers his time to help others train with their young pups through the Hunting Retriever Club he is active with. Derek loves to guide, taking friends and others out on hunts or fishing, whether it is someone’s first time out or avid hunter. He is a very social guy, gets along with everyone he meets and enjoys telling the tall tales out in the field, waiting for the birds to come in!
The entire family loves the outdoors, and although his daughter is still young, he hopes to teach her the importance of hunting and conservation, respect for the land and animals that are hunted and raise her to be a strong active outdoors-woman too. His other hobbies with his family and friends include hiking, horseback riding, camping and just spending time together.
Tony Leingang – Secretary
Tony has spent his life enjoying a multitude of outdoor activities as often as possible while passing on the tradition to those close to him. He has a passion for shooting sports and archery, and loves big game hunting for elk, bear, and deer or taking game birds like grouse, pheasant, and ducks. He enjoys hiking and using motorcycles, ATVs, and 4x4s to access remote high mountain lakes for trout and kokanee as much as heading for the ocean, rivers, lakes, or Sound for salmon, walleye, sturgeon, crab, and Hood Canal shrimp. His wife Karen is a pro with a razor clam shovel rounding out the fun at the beach with their family and friends.
Tony has high respect for what it means to be out there in terms of fellowship, safety, conservation, and the value of the food he brings home. He spends time each year volunteering with organizations such as Trout Unlimited to put on free kids fish-ins. He also gets a lot of satisfaction knowing both his son and daughter have followed in his footsteps staying active with all things outdoors like hunting, fishing, camping, and playing in the snow or on the water. Tony is especially proud that they were both able to serve and asked back multiple years to be counselors with the local kids fly-fishing academy.
In his career of over 25 years with the Washington State Department of Transportation as a technical engineer and traffic operations manager, he has forged great relationships with partners in law enforcement, emergency services, and with the military at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Camp Murray, and Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. This makes his participation and commitment to Outdoors For Our Heroes an easy fit when it comes to finding ways to help give back and honor those who have sacrificed much and served in so many ways.
Karl Wiesner – Treasurer
Family first then avid hunter, outdoors man, and dedicated supporter of our armed forces. Karl is a mortgage loan officer professional who is determined to provide his experience at building relationships to be used at making Outdoors for our Heroes the best possible organization to enable fully supported hunts for our disabled veterans. Karl knows what sacrifice, dedication and success are all about and will bring these positive characteristics to Outdoors for our Heroes and our service-connected disabled veterans.
The following Outdoors For Our Heroes board members bring diversity and an unrivaled passion for our Military veterans and the outdoors. Their commitment to the community, military, God and country makes them a great fit for the OFOH family.
- Kris Brown
- Dave Bond
- Michael Oliver
- Vanessa Packer
- Robbie Rohr