Tennessee Wildlife Federation is excited to announce the addition of our newest staff member, Taylor Martin. Taylor will be serving as the Federation’s program coordinator and will have the opportunity to interact with many of our program participants.
A native of the West Tennessee community of South Fulton, Taylor brings with him a special knowledge of our programs. As an elementary school student, Taylor joined the Federation’s Tennessee Scholastic Clay Target Program, and he competed as a shooting sports athlete through his sophomore year at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Also as a Tennessee SCTP athlete, Taylor had the opportunity to participate in the Federation’s Youth Hunting & Fishing program and remembers having the opportunity to duck hunt at one of the first Davis P. Rice Memorial Youth Waterfowl Hunts.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to give back to the programs I benefited from as a kid. Without the SCTP program, I would not be where I am today. Contributing to the Federation’s ongoing success and programming is very exciting,” said Taylor.
While studying business management and finance at UT-Martin, Taylor was also involved with many extracurricular activities, including community outreach projects. As a founding member of the We Care Ministries’ Food for Friends, Taylor worked hard to ensure hot meals were distributed to low-income families in the community.
After graduating in May of 2017, Taylor served as a logistics coordinator in the transportation industry in Holland, Michigan. A love for family and longing for warmer weather began Taylor’s search for opportunities to return him to Tennessee. It was then that he reconnected with the Federation.
In his spare time, Taylor enjoys duck hunting, spending time on the lake, and living the outdoors life.
“Taylor will be a great addition to the team, and we’re so excited to welcome him back to the Federation. We work hard to recruit youth into an outdoor lifestyle for a lifetime, and it is very rewarding to see those efforts come full circle with Taylor,” said J.W. Worthen, director of programs. “We’re happy to have him join us as a member of the Federation staff.”