OFFICERS

President 

Vince Spellane 

Presidents Message

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ASHLEY BARRETT (’20)
786 Lehman Road Chambersburg, PA 17202

Shop (717) 263-8137 Cell (717) 816-9776 abr75x@hotmail.com

BOB EVANS (’20)
7408 Sterling Road Harrisburg, PA 17112

Home (717) 657-1501 Cell (717) 350-0771 aquabob1@comcast.net

BILL WARD ('20)

1571 Fair Rd Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972

570-449-5122

wardswildlife@live.com 

HEATHER MILLER ('20)

1040 Powells Valley Road Halifax, PA 17032

717-903-4474 cell 717-896-3064 shop

wildbydesigntaxidermy@gmail.com 

JASON KRAUSE

236 Covered Bridge Rd Pine Grove, PA 17963

570-691-7632 cell  570-345-3664 shop

krausestaxidermy@hotmail.com

JAMIE CAMERON ('20)

2733 Camerons Rd Homer City, PA 15748

 412-398-0214

liljamie_33@yahoo.com

JOE SIMMONS (19')

joeps951@embarqmail.com

Vice President 

Dave Houser

26 Our Lane Marysville, PA 17053

info@truetolifeoutdoors.com 

717-957-3637

Secretary

Crystal Confer

326 W. Aaron Sq. Aaronsburg, PA 16820

jandcconfer@aol.com

814-470-3190

Treasurer

John Czerniakowski

PO Box 381 Reedsville, PA 17084

hcl85@yahoo.com

(717) 437-5734

RAY KOWALSKI ('19)
471 Hulton Road New Kensington, PA 15068

Home 724-226-0016 Cell 412-780-4416 raykowalski@gmail.com raytxdrmy@comcast.net

DAN SWANSON (’19)
2 Overbrook Road Ludlow, PA 16333

(814) 945-6267 Home Cell (814) 706-5167 danswansontaxidermy@yahoo.com

I am truly humbled and grateful to be given the opportunity to serve as president of one of the greatest taxidermy associations in the country.  Twelve years ago, I stumbled upon the Pennsylvania Taxidermy Association by accident. In 2006 while looking for outdoor shows to attend to bridge the time after hunting season, I ran across an add for the Pennsylvania Taxidermy Association and a show at the Altoona Convention Center.  I contacted the current President and attended my first show and the rest is history. I can sincerely say that becoming a member of this organization and competing, has changed my life in many ways. I have made numerous friends, been inspired to better myself and my work, as well as gained an unmeasurable amount of taxidermy knowledge.  If anyone is reading this as I was 12 years ago and thinking about attending one of our shows, please do, you won’t be disappointed.

    I would like to thank the past officers and directors for all of their hard work and dedication that made the 2018 State Show a success.  Competition entries were up 47%, registrations were up 24%, and banquet attendance was up 19% from 2017. Our goal is to continue to see these numbers grow and continue to improve the quality and standards of our shows by building on the foundation that has been laid by those that have preceded us.

    With the 2018 show only being a month in the past, the officers and board members have been hard at work to accomplish the above mentioned goals, and to address comments and concerns brought forth at the recent membership meeting.   The judges for the 2019 State Show (March 6th-9th ) have been secured and we are currently working on contracting the 2020 judges.  Judges for the 2018 Cabelas show (September 7th, 8th, and 9th ) have been confirmed and contracted as well.  Seminars have been confirmed and scheduled for the Cabelas show,  and we are currently working on the 2019 State Show seminars with consideration of recent members suggestions.   We have decided to build and run our own website and it is being finished as I write this. We will also be making changes to our Facebook page.  We now have separate committees for social media and advertising to better concentrate our efforts. A committee has also been developed for set up of the State Show.  Our next board meeting will be July 7th at 9:00 AM at the Hoss’s in Huntingdon PA.  Members are always welcome and encouraged to attend.  Meeting minutes from past meetings will be available on our Facebook page as well as new website and in The Review.  As always please feel free to contact myself or any of the officers and/or board members with any questions or concerns.


Sincerely,



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