Shale was born and raised in Northwestern Iowa and cut his teeth at a very early age on upland bird hunting. He spent 37 years working in finance and now spends his “retirement” hunting, boating, dog training, and enjoying any kind of shooting sport. Oh, and of course, farming! Don’t get him started talking about the health benefits of eating all natural grass fed beef (and game). Shale splits his time between Minnesota and South Dakota.
Shale’s passion for big game hunting didn’t start until his twenties. Since then, his pursuits have crossed 13 different states and 5 different countries spanning from South America to New Zealand. His bucket list items still include that ever-elusive moose and finishing his caribou slam.
Shale is a member of Pheasants Forever, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and The Wild Sheep Foundation. He has also been an active firearms instructor for more than 20 years.
Shale’s tenure with Hosted Hunts goes back to our earliest days when he was a client. Now as part of our team, his perspective as a client adds great value to his services to new clients. With 40 years in sales and service Shale understands and acknowledges that happy customers are our biggest advocates. Almost like being part of our sales team. People will never forget the experience of their trip. His focus is always on the client.