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Our Mission

To teach outdoor education and to promote and fund conservation of wildlife worldwide

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WHO IS THE OUTDOORS TOMORROW FOUNDATION?

Outdoors Tomorrow Foundation (OTF) began in 1981 as the Dallas Ecological Foundation with the primary purpose of expanding youth outdoor education and furthering wildlife conservation efforts worldwide. In 1998, with a model provided by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, OTF pioneered the first public education curriculum for secondary schools in Texas called Outdoor Trails. Outdoor Trails changed and grew to become what is known today as Outdoor Adventures K-12.

OTF by the numbers

140,000+

K-12 students annually in 1,400+ public and private schools across all 50 states and Canada

$800,000+

in equipment grants to schools

30,000+

students getting out of the classroom and into the field every year, many on their first fishing or hunting trip

19,000+

hunter education certifications in Texas alone in 2022-23

OTF STAFF

Sean McLelland | Executive Director

SEAN MCLELLAND

Executive Director

Scot McClure | Director of Education

SCOT MCCLURE

Director of Education

LeAnn Schmitt | Operations Manager

LEANN SCHMITT

Director of Partnership Development

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Tari Garner

Outdoor Adventures Coordinator

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ABRIEL MCGOUGH

Executive Assistant

Outdoor Adventures Support Team

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Amy Heuer

OA Support Ninja

Amy@GoOTF.com

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BONNIE NEWCOMBE

OA Support Ninja

Bonnie@GoOTF.com

Board of trustees 2023-24

Cynthia Patterson | Chairman

Brian Burns | Vice-Chairman
Don McKechnie | Secretary
Kerry Freeman | Treasurer
Jim Arnold
Mike Beecroft
Dr. Brad Black
Lori Clem
DeWitt Corrigan
Randy Cupp
Bobby Davidson

Julie Fairchild
Ricky Fairchild
Ken Mulkey
Greg Prather
Kyle Shidler
Harriet Shields
Aaron Smith
Wilson Stout | Trustee Emeritus
Rick Warren