Artemis Georgia Alliance
Artemis Georgia is guided by the Artemis Georgia Alliance.
Primarily volunteer-led, women are invited to serve growing our community and expanding opportunities for women to engage in conservation through hunting, fishing and the shooting sports.
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hunting, Fly Fishing
Melissa Hulsey is one of the original founders of Artemis Georgia. She grew up in fishing, camping, and hiking in the Catskill Mountains of New York. As a young adult her family moved south and she added hunting to her outdoor activities. She graduated with a BBA from Kennesaw State University and opened her own business, which she ran for 22 years. In 2017 Melissa sold her business and began focusing full time on outdoor pursuits. Archery hunting and fly fishing are her current favorites. She lives on a farm in Chickamauga with her husband Jamey, daughter Adeline and lots of animals.
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Playing in her honeybee hives
Olivia Menard is an adult onset hunter who has spent the past 20 years learning about where her food comes from and looking for ways to make her food sources more local and sustainable. If you eat meat at her house, it was likely harvested and processed completely by Olivia. She is a UGA Master Beekeeper in Lawrenceville, GA, and the beekeeper for Hurricane Hives at Monroe Area High School in Walton County, GA. This retired Aerospace Engineer shares her love of outdoor pursuits with others through writing, speaking on food harvest and preparation, mentoring, pollination consulting, and educational program development.
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Bird Watching and Forest Naps
Bre grew up in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. She received her B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Colorado State University and has always enjoyed wildlife. She didn’t hunt or fish as a kid, but was introduced to the activity in college. She wanted to try it so that she could source local and organic protein. She did not expect that learning how to hunt would change her relationship to nature. As a hunter, Bre feels more connected to the land and finds peace and solace in the woods. Now she’s passing on the gift she received and is teaching others how to hunt by being Georgia’s R3 Coordinator. Employed by Georgia Wildlife Federation, Bre helps people from across the state learn hunting, fishing and shooting. Artemis Georgia is one of her favorite programs to work on. She lives in Augusta, GA with her husband, two cats, two dogs and chickens. Reach out at any time for any reason during your learn to hunt journey. email@example.com
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Gardening
Lynn is one of the originial founders of Artemis Georgia. Lynn grew up on a 170-acre farm on the Ware-Bacon line in rural Georgia. Her experiences tending the farm, hunting with her dad and uncle, and exploring the woods on her own eventually led to a career in conservation. She is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Forest Resources/Wildlife Management from the University of Georgia. When not at work as the Landowner Cost-assistance Program Manager for the USDA Forest Service, you can find her outside fishing, camping, kayaking, gardening, and of course hunting. She is the proud mother of Ethan, Maddie, and fur baby Beretta.
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hunting
Born in Cincinnati, Jenn moved with her husband and the Army for most of her life. After years of volunteering with military support organizations, she eventually completed a MA in Art Therapy and worked in the mental health field at a psychiatric hospital. Favorite volunteer work was with the Kentucky Community Crisis Response Team, providing support to individuals, families, and professionals who experienced a trauma at work. Hobbies include reading, walking, art making, and now hunting! She hunted for the first time at the age of 61, and 3 years later still enjoy the support, camaraderie, and knowledge shared by women she has met through Artemis Georgia, and other women’s only hunting organizations. Bucket list item is to hunt Elk and Moose!
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Dr. Tina Johannsen is one of the original founding members of Artemis Georgia. She learned how to hunt from one of her best friends in college. Ever since she has been giving back and mentoring new hunters. Tina is the Assistant Chief of Game Management at GA DNR Wildlife Resources Division and is always focused on what is best for Georgia Wildlife and Georgia Hunters. Tina lives near Social Circle, GA with her hunting companion “Red The Black Dog” and is always planning her next hunting adventure.
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Hiking and Camping
Shelby lives in Northwest Georgia with her husband and her German Shepherds and has hunted and fished almost her entire life. Shelby has an MS in Environmental Management with a focus on Fish and Wildlife Management and is an active outdoorswoman and scientist for the Federal Government. Shelby recently received her falconry permit and intends on sharing her knowledge of hunting with her hawk with the Artemis GA community soon.