Jimmy Pierson, Apprenticeship Coordinator

Jimmy is a Sumter, South Carolina, native and graduate of Wilson Hall Academy. He retired as a Sergeant Major honorably after 27 years from the US Army. He served 11 years as an advisor to 3 star Generals at both USARCENT and USAFCENT, and to 4 start Generals at USCENTCOM. He has served as a Fireman/First Responder for over 23 years and continues to do so. He has recently joined SCWA as the Apprenticeship Coordinator as of April 2023.

Hunter Horn, Habitat Manager

Hunter is from Charleston, SC, and started his career at the South Carolina Waterfowl Association as an apprentice in the Gary Dietrich Wildlife Management Apprenticeship Program in 2019. While an apprentice, he also attended Central Carolina Technical College and received a degree in Natural Resource Management. After completing the apprenticeship program, he became the manager of the Andy Quattlebaum Coastal Apprenticeship Program in Georgetown, SC. Currently, he is the Habitat Manager, which includes helping oversee the Gary Dietrich Wildlife Management Apprenticeship Program and the Andy Quattlebaum Coastal Apprenticeship Program. He is an avid sportsman and believes in enhancing South Carolina’s wildlife heritage by teaching future generations how to better understand and care for the environment.

Hunter Grover, Assistant Habitat Manager

Hello, my name is Hunter Grover, and I am from Charleston, South Carolina. I am an alumni of Presbyterian College where I was a student-athlete that majored in Biology with a minor in environmental science. My favorite hobbies include hunting, fishing, hiking, and giving baseball lessons to children. I found out about the Gary Dietrich Wildlife Management Apprentice Program through the Texas A&M job site. I then came to SCWA and completed this program to then be promoted to the Assistant Habitat Manager. I am thrilled that I will be able to help take what I learned and teach the new apprentices.

Tangie McFee

Tangie McFee grew up in Latta, South Carolina, where she spent most of her time hunting and fishing. She graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. While at Clemson, Tangie was involved with numerous extracurricular clubs and was on the traveling Shotgun Team. Tangie’s goal from this apprenticeship is to gain the knowledge and skills it takes to manage a plantation in Georgetown, with an emphasis on Northern Bobwhite Quail.

John Blankenship

Nathan Adams

Logan Beall

Riley Robino

Jake Newell