WEEKEND SPEAKERS

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KEYNOTE - DAVID AND KARIN HOLDER

David Holder is founder and CEO of Raised Hunting TV, Raised At Full Draw, and Raised Outdoors. Raised Hunting is the parent company and tv series that currently airs on Discovery Channel. 
Karin Holder is co-owner of Raised Hunting, Raised At Full Draw, and Raised Outdoors. Karin is first a grateful follower of Jesus Christ, a devoted wife, mother, friend, hunter, and entrepreneur at heart.

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MARK OLCOTT

A native of upstate NY, Mark obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Geneseo. He then earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 1995 and, in 2013, his MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Mark was a partner in a multi-doctor small animal practice before leaving to start his own mobile ultrasonography business. He has worked as an Emergency Veterinarian at a major regional referral hospital, where he was named by his peers as one of the Top Veterinarians in Northern Virginia.  Mark also holds multiple patents, is a published author, and is the co-founder and CEO of a software company called VitusVet. Mark is an active NAVHDA member (Keystone and Potomac Chapters), an apprentice judge, and breeds pudelpointers through his kennel, Surrey Bird Pudelpointers. He lives in Frederick, Maryland with his wife, three children, two cats, four dogs, four geckos, three snakes and a bunch of fish.  
Topic:  Field First Aide for Dogs
Contact: mdodvm@gmail.com

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JIM MATTHEWS

Jim Matthews has been a full-time news writer and outdoor columnist in Southern California since 1974. He has compiled and written perhaps the most-read weekly fishing report in America since 1980, when he began the Outdoor News Service. ONS has provided a weekly outdoor news package to 20 daily newspapers in Southern California over that time, and it is still providing reports to seven daily newspaper and two web sites in this region. Even with declining newspaper readership, the ONS outdoor package is still read by over 1/4 million people each week.
     Since 1972, Matthews has also sold over 1,000 freelance magazine stories to virtually every major outdoor magazine in the nation, and he’s been a regional editor for both Field & Stream and Outdoor Life.

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Topic: Southwest Bird Habitat

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SCOTT LINDEN

Scott Linden is an active and energetic media interpreter of outdoor pursuits. His passion for the subject, experience as an educator, musician and writer are put to use making the outdoors come alive for a wide variety of audiences. His byline has been seen in every outdoors magazine as well as the Wall St. Journal and Inc. magazine. 

Scott is the creator and host of Wingshooting USA television series, the most-watched upland hunting series in the U.S. He produces educational videos on upland hunting and dogs, hosts the Upland Nation podcast, is a popular seminar presenter, and blogger at www.findbirdhuntingspots.com, the only website devoted to helping bird hunters access public land and wild birds. Scott’s book What the Dogs Taught Me was released in June, 2013 from Skyhorse Publishing of New York, with a third paperback printing due out in January. His daily outdoor feature “Out & About” debuted in October on Sirius/XM satellite radio.

Topic:“The Code of the New West” … tips, tricks and tactics for wild bird hunters on public lands.