Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Schnepp-Giger Joins NDA as Director of Grassroots Support

November 23, 2022 – The National Deer Association (NDA) is pleased to announce Kristen Schnepp-Giger has joined the NDA team as Director of Grassroots Support. Schnepp-Giger will be working directly with NDA Branches and volunteers to further NDA’s mission at the local level.

“We are really thrilled to have Kristen join the NDA team and bring with her a lifetime of passion for the outdoors and conservation,” said NDA Chief Development Officer Lauren Varner. “She has both the experience and the knowledge to move the needle for not only our organization but our mission here at NDA. We are excited to see her hit the ground running in this new position.”

A Pennsylvania native, Schnepp-Giger has spent her entire career in conservation and has worked with various organizations including the National Park Service in Yellowstone National Park, The United States Forest Service in the Allegheny National Forest and most recently with the National Wild Turkey Federation as a wildlife biologist. She obtained degrees in both wildlife and business from Penn State University. Additionally, Schnepp-Giger currently sits on the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) Board of Commissioners for Region 1.

“I am excited and humbled to continue my conservation career with NDA. Conservationists are some of the most passionate volunteers of any group in the world,” said Schnepp-Giger. “The opportunity to work alongside them as we drive the NDA mission forward should be fun, challenging and rewarding.”

Schnepp-Giger is a dedicated parent and hunter who actively works to pass along her knowledge of the outdoors and conservation not only to her family but everyone around her.

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About the National Deer Association

The National Deer Association is the leading non-profit deer conservation group and works to ensure the future of wild deer, wildlife habitat and hunting. Formed by combining the strengths of two long-serving, successful organizations, the National Deer Association has a combined 40 years of action that has changed deer management for the betterment of hunting and protected North America’s most vital and admired game species for future generations. Visit or follow @deerassociation on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.