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YHEC State Coordinators

YHEC State Coordinators are event liaisons who coordinate with NRA Staff, YHEC Local and State Event Directors, volunteers and non-governmental organizations to help facilitate and conduct YHEC events in their state. They are essential in developing, implementing and coordinating outreach efforts and event operations. For questions about YHEC events in your state, contact your State Coordinator below:

State Name Phone Number Email Address
Alaska AIM-COMM (Alaska Interior Marksmanship Committee) (907) 452-5837 [email protected]
Arkansas Gary Jobe Day: (723) 253-7914
Evening: (479) 644-9442
[email protected]
Colorado Perry D. Brewer (719) 346-8828 [email protected]
Florida Jason Tackett (863) 648-3816 (office)
(813) 447-1875 (cell)
[email protected]
Indiana Brett Thompson (317) 417-4287 [email protected]
Iowa Loren Zaruba (563) 357-4866 [email protected]
Kansas Allyssa Denham (316) 755-8212 [email protected]
Kentucky Dennis Campbell (502) 938-1498 [email protected]
Louisiana Jeff DeBileux (985) 855-9619 [email protected]
Maryland Jerrod Bauerlien (410) 259-6824 [email protected]
Massachusetts James Nishan (774) 696-8262 [email protected]
Michigan Debi Pinkel (517) 485-6391 [email protected]
Missouri Gregg Pearre (573) 690-8827 [email protected]
Nebraska Christy Christiansen (402) 471-5541 [email protected]
New Mexico Rick Andes (575) 762-4864 [email protected]
New York Rich Lathrop (570) 596-2234 [email protected]
North Dakota Levi Springer (701) 651-5486 [email protected]
Oklahoma Christal Bensch (580) 278-1660 [email protected]
Oregon Eldon Buckner (541) 523-6109
Pennsylvania Barry Estep (570) 529-7043 [email protected]
South Carolina Stony Rushing (980) 722-3787 [email protected]
Tennessee Gere DeZonia (901) 378-1898 [email protected]
Texas North Larry Patterson (817) 501-3182 [email protected]
Texas South Lee Griffith (936) 402-2441 [email protected]
Texas West Central Denise Harmel-Garza (979) 845-4865 (daytime)
(979) 690-9275 (evening)
[email protected]
Utah Brent Bassett (435) 760-3118 [email protected]
Virginia Jimmy Mootz (804) 512-0080
Washington Bill Montgomery (253) 377-7436 [email protected]
Wyoming Rick Rothleutner (307) 281-9980 [email protected]

Regional YHEC Coordinators

Region Name Phone Number Email Address
Central Region Gary Jobe Day: (723) 253-7914
Evening: (479) 644-9442
[email protected]
Eastern Region Rich Lathrop (570) 596-2234 [email protected]
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Become A State Coordinator

Interested in becoming a YHEC State Coordinator? We need you! There is a current need for State Coordinators in several states. Apply today!


Want To Know More 

For more information about YHEC, contact Youth Hunter Education at (844) 221-8861 or [email protected]