Brenna Nuckols: Founder
It was pointed out to me by one of my beautiful officers, in a recent meeting, that I should share the story with my ADC girls about why I decided to start building this organization in the first place. So, here it is! 🙂 I have always enjoyed the outdoors even as a small child my favorite activities were always outside, but it was not until I was in college that I discovered my love for hunting and fishing. As I began to get more involved in these activities, I noticed that it always seemed to be a small group of guys, and then me! Not to discredit the boys, I enjoy hunting and fishing with them all, very much! We always have a hoot! However, I started to think, “It would be so nice to have a group of awesome girls that I could throw in my pick up truck and just go for a day on the water fishing, or for a weekend in the woods hunting, and not have to have the boys tag along!” After years of pondering and scouting, I discovered there were lots of women like me who love hunting and fishing already but wanted the same female outdoors comradeship, and there were even more that had always been interested in learning how to hunt and fish, but were either intimidated to start or had no venue to do so.
After a few more years of pondering I decided to create American Daughters of Conservation. A group of like minded females who strive to create a fun, relaxed and judgment free way for women to learn and thrive in all outdoor sports. Most importantly I wanted my organization to do some good, so supporting our nations on going conservation efforts seemed only natural. Through our hard work I know that our future generations will reap the same benefits from wild game and fish that we have. Even though we have only been an official organization since January 2017, we have already recruited over 200 members and are in 30 different states, put on several events and found 7 amazing sponsors. Seeing more and more women get involved is like watching a dizzy day dream come true in real time. You ladies are amazing and thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting this organization! LET THE ADVENTURES CONTINUE!
Rachel Anderson: Officer
Hello Everyone, welcome to American Daughters of Conservation’s website, we are so happy you have stopped by to learn more about this amazing organization. My name is Rachel, and I am originally a Maryland girl now living in Florida. I was thrilled to be appointed an Officer of ADC in March of 2017. I came to this organization because I wanted to contribute to the sustainability of all North American wild game and fish, but also to expand my knowledge of all outdoor sports. I am excited to continue my journey with ADC and can’t wait to be a mentor to all our new and current members. I also look forward to ADC’s continued partnerships with all of our amazing sponsors. As a mother of three I can’t think of a better organization for me and my daughters to be a part of, together we will conserve not only the species we love to hunt and fish, but more importantly we will conserve our outdoor way of life.
Melissa Turner: Officer
Thank you so much for visiting our American Daughters of Conservation’s website. Welcome! My name is Melissa Turner and I was so excited when our founder Brenna Nuckols asked me to join an organization where all the women share the same passions for outdoor sports as I do. We love to hunt, fish, practice on outdoor and indoor ranges and most importantly we love our conservation work. I am a Missouri girl, turned Florida girl, and I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and of course my pets. I love that our group doesn’t judge anyone, even if they are unfamiliar with certain processes, there’s always someone there to help guide you and teach you. We look forward to all the new members who join our ADC group, and are very excited for what the future holds for us. Don’t forget to follow us on social media and this site for all the amazing up coming events and some kick butt girl time!
Kenzie Taylor: Head of Education
Hey y’all my name is Kenzie Taylor and I am Kentucky born and raised. I currently live in Kentucky and I have been hunting since I was 9 years old. I was the boy my dad never had and I am very grateful for him starting me in the outdoors! Hunting, fishing and bow fishing have always been a passion of mine and I do my best to contribute and make a difference in the outdoors. I have always been “one of the guys” and wanted to find girls who were just like me. I am so happy to be a member and work alongside the ADC because this organization represents females in the outdoors who help each other, educate one another, and encourage other women in a positive light while also contributing to our North American Conservation efforts.
As a female hunter who grew up in the outdoors I felt right at home with this group and I feel you would too. In today’s outdoor and sporting industry it is hard to find a group of women who have the same morals and values as I do, and if that is what you are looking for you have found it! Join American Daughters of Conservation today!
Elizabeth Bland: Florida State President
Welcome to the American Daughters of Conservation web page. My name is Elizabeth Bland and I am the Florida Chapter President. I was born in Florida and was lucky enough to be raised in the Florida Outdoors. A few years ago I began my search for a way to get involved and help preserve the outdoor way of life I was raised to love. That lead me here. I joined the ADC Family in 2017 and have loved every second of it. Having the opportunity to meet so many great women (of every skill level) from not only across Florida, but from across the Country, has been one of my favorite parts of my ADC journey. I’ve had the chance to share my knowledge and learn from others and have grown so much since joining. If you’re looking for a place to call home, a place where you can learn, teach, and grow without being judged, this is that place. Check out the Events page and join us on one of our adventures!