David Wielicki, Executive Director
David Wielicki founded the South Carolina Waterfowl Association (SCWA) on December 16, 1986. He has served as the Executive Director of SCWA since the organization’s inception. David graduated from Auburn University in 1983 with an honors degree in Wildlife Management. During his undergraduate and graduate studies, he spent three years in Manitoba, Canada assisting waterfowl researchers on waterfowl and wetland ecology projects and conducting his own research on aspects of mallard nutrition during the summer molting period. David’s research was funded by the Delta Waterfowl Foundation. He received his Master of Science degree from the University of Manitoba. Prior to founding the South Carolina Waterfowl Association, David worked for Ted Turner managing more than 2,000 acres of coastal rice field impoundments. David has more than 25 years of experience as a waterfowl biologist and manager. David grew up in north Alabama hunting and fishing with his father, Tony Wielicki. David is an avid waterfowl hunter and fisherman who enjoys sharing the outdoors with his father, Tony, wife Joette and two children, Gracie and Tony. His duties at SCWA include Association management, strategic planning, raising funds and waterfowl management.
Mac Bagnal, Director of Chapter Development
Mac became interested in SCWA in 1996 when he was asked to join his local SCWA committee. Six years later, in 2002, the committee elected Mac chairman of the Clarendon SCWA Chapter. Mac’s passion to help raise money for SCWA’s programs and Camp Woodie landed him a full-time position as SCWA’s Director of Chapter Development in June of 2004. Mac believes in SCWA’s mission to enhance, and perpetuate our waterfowl heritage. Mac is an avid outdoorsman. He who loves to hunt and fish. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his son Donald McQueen III (Trey), daughter Mary McKenzie, and his wife Lisa.
His duties at SCWA include assisting Chapter Chairperson and volunteers with raising funds, event planning and implementation, strategic planning and budget development. Mac invites each SCWA member to become active with their local SCWA Chapter Committee. To get involved with SCWA, call Mac: 803-938-3145.
Trey Gardner, Assistant Director of Chapter Development
Trey was hired by SCWA in the beginning of 2018 and serves alongside the Chapter Development Coordinator to develop and maintain SCWA chapters throughout the state. Trey will graduate from Clemson University in May of 2018 with a degree in Agricultural Education. Born and raised in Clarendon County, SC, Trey has always been an avid outdoorsman and developed an interest in agricultural education in his time as a part of the Manning High School Chapter of the FFA. His career at SCWA began 7 years ago as a committee member, which would later lead him to filling the roles of Camp Woodie counselor and SCWA chapter chairman. When he’s not working with SCWA, Gardner is farming or volunteering in the community.
Kirby Smith, Fundraising Coordinator
Kirby was hired in May 2018 as the Fundraising Coordinator. She first became aware of SCWA through her friends on SCWA committees who attended banquets. Kirby’s interest began to grow after attending many banquets, and she was extremely excited when offered the chance to be a part of the organization. Growing up in a rural area, Kirby was always hunting and fishing with her father, and her love for the outdoors continues to grow. She hopes to be an asset to the South Carolina Waterfowl Association and help them expand and spread their cause.
Pam Hickman, Membership Director
Pam was hired as the SCWA Membership Services Director in April 2018. She currently holds 2 Associate’s Degrees in Management & Marketing, along with a Certificate in Accounting. Pam is currently attending Coker College pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Pam currently lives in Turbeville, SC with her husband Jason, and 2 children, Josh and Hannah. She was raised to love all aspects of nature and wildlife and is excited to be part of an amazing organization that blends nature, wildlife, and education into an environment that creates better futures for the children of today’s society. Pam urges you to get involved in growing our organization by becoming a member. Please visit the “Get Involved” section of our website or contact your local chapter committee member.
Jennifer McNeely, Office Manager
Jennifer McNeely was hired by SCWA in November 2011. While Jennifer grew up as a city girl in Raleigh, NC, she has grown accustomed to the laid back atmosphere and outdoor lifestyle in Clarendon County, SC. Jennifer originally became involved with SCWA as a volunteer and committee member for the Clarendon Chapter in 2008 and fell in love with the organization and its cause.
Jonathan Patrick, Habitat Manager
Jonathan Patrick (aka JP) started working for the South Carolina Waterfowl Association in February of 2015. He grew up in Clarendon County and has a great love for farming and the outdoors. Prior to his current role, JP was a counselor at Camp Woodie. After his time as a counselor, JP earned an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science & Natural Resource Management from Central Carolina Technical College. JP married his wife, Allison, in December 2015. He has a great respect for South Carolina Waterfowl Association’s goal in maintaining and enhancing South Carolina’s natural habitats.
Ed Paul, Education Programs Director of Sales & Marketing
Ed Paul is the Director of Education Program Sales and Marketing for SCWA. Born and raised on Lake Marion, Ed has been part of SCWA and Camp Woodie since the age of 12 as a camper, counselor in training, camp counselor, shooting instructor, wood duck technician, agricultural technician, and waterfowl hunting guide. Ed was hired full-time with SCWA in Director 2011 as the Camp Woodie Director. During that time, he longed to be a larger part of the Wildlife Education Center and Camp Woodie. Starting in 2012, Ed helped increase Camp Woodie attendance to record heights. SCWA used that momentum to start a school-year program “Camp Leopold” making the Wildlife Education Center a year-round youth and environmental education program.
Ed played four years of collegiate baseball at Francis Marion University, and graduated with a business degree with a focus in Management. He is married to Leslie Paul (youth minister at the Presbyterian Church in Manning) who also loves the outdoors and working with youth. They have two sons Edsel and Logan.
Ed’s role in the organization is to ensure a safe and quality experience for all youth who attend programs at SCWA. He focuses on potential sponsorships and funding for the organization by working closely with each chapter of SCWA and other outdoor enthusiasts who support the mission of passing on our waterfowl and wildlife heritage through education.
Tori Jordan, Communications Director
Tori grew up in the small town of Troutman, NC. She graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communications. Tori enjoys photography, exploring new places, and watching college sports, especially the South Carolina Gamecocks. Before she was hired full time by SCWA, she served as Camp Woodie’s photographer for two summers. During her time at Camp Woodie, she fell in love with SCWA and discovered a love for hunting. She is excited to tell the story of the SCWA to help spread the word about the organization’s amazing cause.
Keller Kissam, Camp Woodie Director
Keller was hired as the Camp Woodie Director in August of 2016 after being a part of the SCWA for many years. Prior to becoming the director, he served as a counselor and the Camp Woodie Assistant Director. Keller grew up in Hopkins, South Carolina, where he loved to hunt, fish, and experience the outdoors. His love for the outdoors was fueled by spending weekends with his dad and granddad on their farm just outside of Cameron, South Carolina. He graduated from Clemson with a Degree in Agriculture Mechanization and Business in May 2018.
Cortlyn Maner, Camp Woodie Assistant Director
Cortlyn grew up in North Augusta, SC, where she was first introduced to SCWA and the outdoors by her father, who was the CSRA Chapter Chairman. She attended Camp Woodie from the ages of 8-16. Following her many years as a camper, Cortlyn filled many positions at Camp Woodie, from counselor in training to counselor to camp photographer. She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management and accepted a position as an instructor at Camp Leopold in 2017. Cortlyn is now the Assistant Director for Camp Woodie and is excited about sharing her story and passing on her knowledge to the younger generations.
Joe Gonzalez, Camp Leopold Director
Joe joined the SCWA team in May of 2012 as a Wildlife Technician. Growing up in rural upstate New York, Joe quickly fell in love with the outdoors – leading to his decision to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry. After graduating in 2011, Joe worked at a flyfishing ranch in New Mexico as a guide, but felt the calling to come back East, where he was hired by SCWA. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to work in the field of conservation, as well as teach the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts about the importance of the natural world.
Tancey Cullum, Camp Leopold Assistant Director
Tancey was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Her family has always been active in the outdoors, both on the water and in the woods, and Tancey is no exception. She graduated from Clemson University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology with a minor in General Biology. She started working for SCWA in 2016 as a Camp Woodie counselor and shooting instructor. After graduating college, she joined the Camp Leopold staff as an instructor and is now the Assistant Director. She is looking forward to being able to share her passion for wildlife and the outdoors with the next generation of outdoors men and women!