8206 Starr Grass Drive, #404
Madison, WI 53719
Grant Noeske lives in Madison, WI and works as a financial analyst. He started coonhunting with his dad, Joe Noeske, a lifetime TWB&FA member, at five years old. He continues to hunt on land throughout northwestern Illinois that his grandpa coonhunted on over 100 years ago. Grant attended his first Treeing Walker Days when it was held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa back in 1987.
The best dogs he has owned are NITECH GRCH ‘PR’ Noeske’s Red Oak Boss, Dual GRCH ‘PR’ Hicks’ Rock River Drifter and Dual GRCH ‘PR’ Noeske’s Red Oak Kiss. He was lucky enough to make it into the Finals of the UKC World Hunt with Drifter three years in a row, placing 14th in 2001. He was also lucky enough to handle GRNITECH ‘PR’ Pec River Kate, owned by Jerry Bowers of Adeline, IL, to an 8th place finish at the UKC World Hunt in 2008.
Grant credits coonhunting for providing him with a lifelong hobby that will offer friends, fun and relaxation for years to come. Working with the TWB&FA is just one way that he can give back to the sport and Treeing Walker breed.
HIS TWB&FA GOALS ARE TO ENSURE THAT THE ORGANIZATION OPERATES WITH EFFICIENCY, INTEGRITY, TRANSPARENCY AND FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL MEMBERS.
Elba and his wife Evelyn have three sons, Richard, Clinton and Gary. He has brought his sons up to believe in the tradition of hunting.
He has been on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Houndsmen Association for 18 years. He is also President of the Marion County Coon Hunter Club. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and target shooting.
HIS GOALS AS A DIRECTOR ARE TO SEE THAT ALL MEMBERS ARE TREATED EQUALLY, AND THE WALKER BREED STAYS IN AN ELITE GROUP OF ITS OWN.
59 Swallows Lane
Elkhorn, KY 42733
293 Paddy Road
Duck, WV 25063
Danielle and her husband of 9 years, Gary, reside in Duck, West Virginia, with their three children, Gracey, age 8, Bryton, age 5, an Benzley 5 months. Danielle is a stay at home mother while Gary works for NiSource Gas Company.
Danielle started owning coonhounds around 10 years ago. Her husband owned walkers and she quickly favored the breed. She has since been showing them in bench shows in both state and national events. Her favorite hounds that she has owned are GRCH ‘PR’ Southfork Rv Backwoods Barbie, Nat’l GRCH NITECH GRCH ‘PR’ Southfork River Wonderboy, and NITECH ‘PR’ Champs RockStar Mud Zombie HTX2. Although she is growing a keen eye for their offspring as well. Danielle and her husband own and operated Champ’s Bottom Side Kennel where they offer stud services for their males.
Her biggest highlights include winning the 2014 South Carolina State Overall Show Winner, 2014 Autumn Oaks Best Male of Show, and 2014 Autumn Oaks Overall Champion of Champions Female.
Danielle spends a lot of her time volunteering and coaching her children’s ball teams and she is also the cheer coordinator for the intermediate football league. She is the secretary and treasurer of the Clay County Coonhunter’s Association in Clay, West Virginia, as well as the treasurer of the West Virginia State Association.
HER GOALS ARE TO HELP CHILDRE BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN THE SPORT AND TO HELP STRENGTHEN THE BREED.
Alan and Kristi Kalal have three children, Kylie, Logan and McKenzie. Alan is employed with an asphalt contracting company, and Kristi is a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.
Alan has been coon hunting for over 39 years, 38 of them with Treeing Walkers. He has raised Walkers for about 35 years and normally raises a few litters per year, if time permits. He calls his kennel Kalal’s Minnesota Treeing Walker Kennels. Some of the best hounds he has hunted with are: Dual Grand McCallister’s Finley River Banjo, Dual Grand Spring Creek Black Jack, GR NITE CH World Champion Bellar’s Pac Man, GR NITE CH Ketring’s Seven Mile Sue, GR NITE CH Kalal’s Minnesota Misty, GR NITE CH Kalal’s Minnesota Queen, Dual Grand Kalal’s Minnesota Insane Jane and Dual Grand Kalal’s Minnesota Destiny in the Wind.
His Walker highlights thus far have been: winning High Scoring Walker Female on Friday night at the 1987 Walker Days with Kalal’s Minnesota Lightning Star; winning High Scoring Dog of Friday Night, High Scoring Walker Female at the 1991 UKC Winter Classic with Kalal’s Minnesota Queen; in 2000, having Kalal’s Minnesota Destiny in the Wind win Queen of the Show at both Ada, Oklahoma, Walker Days; winning the 2000 Lee Crawford Invitational; being the very first PKC Silver Show Champion; being fortunate enough to win High Scoring Dog at 2002 Walker Days; and placing 2nd and High Scoring Female at the 2002 Lee Crawford Invitational with Dual Grand Champion Kalal’s Minnesota Insane Jane.
25585 Hall Ave
Faribault, MN 55021
1816 S 66Th Road
Peru, NE 68421
1816 S 66th Rd
Peru, NE 68421
Brent and wife Diane have been married since 1987 and have lived in the same location, just outside of beautiful Peru, Nebraska, since that time. They have two children, Greg and Rachel. Brent is self employed as a full time taxidermist at Denniston Taxidermy Studio and Diane is an elementary teacher of nearly thirty years.
Brent started coonhunting with local farmer and family friend Melvin Peterson in 1972. Brent has many fond memories of coonhunts with Mel until his passing on July 3rd of 2012. The friendship and mentoring that Mel provided is the catalyst that has driven Brent’s passion for coonhunting to this day.
Over the years, Brent has owned, trained and enjoyed many nice hounds. Some of those include Dual Grand Champion ‘PR’ Trap’s Finley River Slick, Dual Grand Champion ‘PR’ Heat Seeker, Dual Grand Champion ‘PR’ Mears Finley River JJ. Brent currently co-owns Dual Grand Champion ‘PR’ Insane Wenty with lifelong friend and hunting partner Greg Harring.
Brent was one of the founders of the Midwest Coonhunter’s Association in Auburn NE where he served as President, Vice President and on the Board of Directors. Brent is currently a licensed Master of Hounds and Bench Show Judge for the United Kennel Club.
Brent has enjoyed the fruits and labors of past officers and directors of the TWBFA over the years.
By serving on the current board of directors, Brent is committed to do his part and give back what was given to him by helping to ensure that future generations can enjoy this wonderful breed of dog we call the Treeing Walker Coonhound.
Tim lives in Bean Station, Tennessee with his wife, Crystal, and their two children, Heather and Tyler. They have been happily married for 23 years. Tim is the owner of both a construction company and hunting supply store. Crystal is employed at a local community college where Heather attends.
Tim has been involved in coon hunting with Treeing Walkers, as well as deer and turkey hunting, most of his life. Tyler is following in his dad’s footsteps, enjoying hunting with Walkers, and has even won several competition hunts. Tim is active with the local coon clubs in east Tennessee, serving as bench show judge and Master of Hounds. Within his local club, he has served as president and is now on the board of directors.
TIM IS HONORED TO BE ON THE TWB&FA BOARD. HIS GOALS ARE TO PROMOTE THE TWB&FA, TO HELP MEMBERSHIP GROW, AND TO GET THE YOUTH INVOLVED IN COON HUNTING.
2335 Lakeshore Drive
Bean Station, TN 37708
1469 Steven Road
Yazoo City, MS 39194
Jay and Beverly Milner reside in the small community of Tinsley, Mississippi. They have one son, Spence. Jay and Beverly have been married for 28 years. Jay has been employed as a line foreman for Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association for almost 29 years. Jay and his line crews have reconstructed many hurricane and ice storm damaged power lines in many different states. Beverly is a school teacher and has taught for 29 years.
Jay’s interest in coonhunting started at the young age of 11 with a pointer bird dog. He was silent on track and when he treed, he had the grease! Hides were high back then and he kept a lot of pocket change for an 11 year old. Jay’s interest in Treeing Walkers stated in 1979 with the purchase of a pup. Since that time, he has raised and trained many. The most famous hound he has followed was Gold Creek Mundo. He tagged along on the cast when Mundo won the Mississippi State Championship in 1977.
The main reasons Jay has stuck with the Walker dogs for so many years is for their ability to learn quickly, learn from their mistakes, and get a coon treed quicker than the majority of the other breeds.
JAY’S GOALS AS A DIRECTOR ARE TO ENSURE THAT THE MEMBERS’ VOICES ARE HEARD AND THAT THE WALKER REMAINS DOMINANT.
Dwayne and Selma White have been married for 17 years. Dwayne has two sons, Dwayne Thomas White of Appleton, Wisconsin and Michael and Trisha White; and also two grandchildren, Kylie and Arron, of Paris, Missouri. Selma has four children, Michelle and Robert Shaw of Indianapolis, Indiana; Eric and Shannon Bakkum of Dickeyville, Wisconsin; and Alisha Bakkum of Los Angeles, California.
Dwayne retired from dairy farming and is renting out the farm. He is currently employed at Premier Cooperative in Lancaster, Wisconsin. Selma is retired from managing and is working part-time cooking and bartending. Dwayne has hunted Walkers all of his life, except for one good Bluetick hound. His father never hunted, but always encouraged him to go hunting with his uncle and grandpa. He started coonhunting with his uncle Roger White when Dwayne was around six years old. He bought his first dog when he was 12 years old, and has owned dogs ever since. He currently does as much bear and coyote hunting as he does coon hunting.
11954 Shady Dell Road
Mt. Hope, WI 53816
Dwayne has been a member of the Southwest Wisconsin Coon Hunters Club (SWCHC) for 45 years. Currently he serves on the board of directors for the SWCHC. He has not missed a TWB&FA Walker Days since 1988, and has been a member of the TWB&FA for 27 years. He has been on the board of directors for the TWB&FA for six years. He has been a friend of Curt Ahring of Missouri since they drew out together at Walker Days in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1988. He is currently hunting dogs mostly out of All Grand Track Man. His best dog is ‘PR’ D&S White’s Hardwood High Dollar out of Hardwood Elvis Attack and Dual Grand Champion Kalal’s Minn Destiny in the Wind.
Dwayne’s hunting highlights include the following placements at Walker Days: sixth place Registered Saturday with Digger in 1997, seventh place at the Lee Crawford Hunt with Angel in 2003, sixth place Registered Saturday with Lumber in 2004, and fourth place Nite Champion Saturday with Shadow in 2008. Dwayne’s kennel is Shady Dell Kennels.
HIS GOALS ARE TO WORK HARD FOR THE TWB&FA AND TO PROMOTE THE TREEING WALKER COONHOUND DOGS THAT HE HAS LOVED FOR SO LONG.
131 Tinker Road
West Sunbury, PA 16061
Jason and his wife Trinket along with their two children Cassidy (20) & Colton (16) currently live in West Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Jason is the Maintenance Supervisor at the Scrubgrass Power Plant in Kennerdell, Pa. Jason started coon hunting when he was about 10 yrs old with his Uncle, Joe David and Local Farmer Claude Strow in Paris Illinois.
Jason started out hunting Black and Tans in his early years and switched to Walkers over 20 yrs ago when a gentleman by the name of Steve Brookshier took him under his wing and introduced him to a Dog called Grntch Brookshier’s Uncle Lee. Even to this day Jason is still breeding; running and promoting Line bred Brookshier Hounds. “A Coon Hunter’s Hound”
Jason’s all time favorite hound so far is Dual Ch. Brookshier’s Finley River Driver. At the 2007 Walker Days Jason and Driver won first place registered and High scoring walker Male Saturday Night.
Jason also placed 2nd in the NKC Puppy Championship with his dog called Ntch. Brookshier’s Cross-country Gert. Gert’s sister placed 1st ..Later becoming ACHA Wrldch Johnson’s Aunt Bea
Jason was an active member of the Marshal, Illinois Coon Hunter’s Club for many yrs. Jason now residing in Pennsylvania is the Secretary of the Butler County Coon & Fox Hunters Assoc.
Over the last 35 yrs of coon hunting Jason has had several mentors, Claude Strow, Steve Brookshier and Chris Waller; all three of these Men has treated him like Family. Jason would like to thank all of the men that have stuck to their Guns and never straying from their vision when it comes to breeding cold nosed, track driving Treeing Walkers. Thank You!
Doug has been married to Stacie for 25 years. They have three children, Dougie, 21; Andrew, 18; and Kayla, 15. He has belonged to the INH Operating and Engineers Local 18 for over 23 years. Currently work at Apex Pipeline as a supervisor, Doug is the current vice president of the Lincoln County Coon Hunters Association in Hamlin, West Virginia. He started out fox hunting with his uncles, Ronnie and Jimmie, at age 8. Doug’s first dog was a Walker Fox Hound named Big John. He switched to coon hunting at age 10 with his uncle Gene. He has been coon hunting for over 40 years.
Some of his favorite dogs through the years were GR NITE CH ‘PR’ Keaton’s Mud River Bandit, GR NITE CH GR CH ‘PR’ Keaton’s Mud River Prissy, GR CH GR NITE CH ‘PR’ Keaton’s Mud River Prissy II, and GR NITE CH GR CH’PR’ Track Man’s Stylish Legend. Legend won first place at the 2011 pup extravaganza at Walker Days at age 13 months and 10 days. Legend was descended from a long bloodline that Doug has owned since 1993, out of ‘PR’ Keaton’s Hardwood Buster II. Doug is an active breeder and raises about two litters per year. Doug has bred to over 20 advertised stud dogs throughout the years.
PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE TWB&FA AND HOPES TO PROMOTE THE BREED WITH HONESTY AND FAIRNESS TO KEEP TREEING WALKERS AT THE TOP!
6810 State Route 34
Culloden, WV 25510
452 Adario West
Shiloh, OH 44878
Mike is a retired auto worker and has lived in Ohio his entire life. Introduced to coon hunting by his uncle Doc Sifferlin, his brother Mark and he have been fortunate to hunt some of the foundation bloodlines of the walker breed. At the age of 12, they got their first coonhound. Forty years later they are still partners on hounds and hunt the same line of dogs. For the Nothackers, coon hunting is a family tradition. It has been a lot of fun raising and training pups over the years, but the most fun has been taking Isaac, his nephew to the youth hunts. Mike feels it’s an honor to be a member of the TWB&FA and he will be glad to do all he can to help the organization.
Mike Parish lives in Perry, MI and works for General Motors. He has one son, Cody, and one daughter, Haley. Mike was introduced to coonhunting at 12 years old by friends from school. While most of those friends eventually stopped coonhunting, it became a lifelong hobby for Mike that has allowed him to make friends from all over the country and hunt with some top hounds.
Mike handled WLDNITECH CH NITECH ‘PR’ Rock River Gap to his UKC World Nite Hunt win back in 2002 for friend Alan Snedegar. Mike looks forward to continuing his hobby of coonhunting by serving on the TWB&FA Board of Directors.
11180 Beardslee Road
Perry, MI 48872
103 Sandhill Church Road
Irvine, KY 40336
Darrell and Lou Ann Hall have been married for 15 years. They have three children: Whitney, Tanner and Greg. They are also blessed with three grandchildren: Michael, Sarah and Rylan. Darrell and Lou Ann reside in Irvine, Kentucky.
Darrell retired after 28 years from Teco Mechanical in Lexington, Kentucky, working as plumber/estimator. Lou Ann is currently employed with the Social Security Administration where she has worked for 31 years.
Darrell has been involved in coonhunting all his life. He can recall his very first coonhunt with his dad, Billy Hall, at the age of six. Even though Darrell has hunted other breeds of dogs, he has always hunted and owned Treeing Walkers. Some of the most memorable dogs he has had the pleasure of hunting with are: Goose Creek Slugger, Minkler’s Kansas Thunder, Hanna’s Creek Mac Attack, Bellar’s Striker and his all-time personal favorite Hall’s Ringo. Darrell previously served on the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Houndsman Association for eight years.
HE WILL STRIVE TO WORK HARD TO THE BEST OF HIS ABILITY TO ENSURE THE BETTERMENT OF THE TREEING WALKER BREED. THE ONE THING HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IS TO PUT MORE TRACKING ABILITY BACK IN THE WALKER BREED.
Michael and his wife, Roxanne, reside in Liberty, Indiana with their daughter, Lauren. Michael makes a living driving a semi with a company that he and his brothers started ten years ago. Roxanne works at the local post office.
Michael started hunting when he was just a child. He hunted whatever breed he had. He went from sunset to sunrise with a friend name Bill Barner. Eventually, Michael got hooked on the Walker breed with his female named Rainbow.
In the late 1990’s, he quit hunting to support his newborn and wife. He got back into hunting eight years later with some local friends. Since that time, Michael has had the pleasure to own and walk behind some great hounds, such as 2010 Purina Walker Breed Winner CH GR NITE CH ‘PR’ What’s Up Bullet Man, and GR NITE CH ‘PR’ Hanna’s Creek Rose, both owned by Mike Carmack, and the 2012 Treeing Walker breed hound of the year, GR CH GR NITE CH ‘PR’ Kalal’s MN Psyched Up Miss Pacman, owned by Michael.
MICHAEL FEELS THAT IT IS A GREAT HONOR TO BE PART OF THIS BOARD AND MAKE IT THE BEST IT CAN BE.
3238 West Snake Hill Road
Liberty, IN 47353
999 St Hwy 474
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Rick and his wife, Sonya, and sons, Adam and Isaac, reside near Columbus, Ohio. Rick has been hunting since a very young age. Many of you know his father, Bud, who has tuned and trained some famous Treeing Walker Coonhounds in the past. He credits his dad for always being able to help keep him in a good hound. Rick placed in the top 10 of the 1980 ACHA World Hunt at 15 years of age and caught the competition bug shortly after that.
The hounds he has favored the most include Cross Roads Killer, Tar Heel Henry, Jukebox Maude, Bellar’s Psycho, Downtown Brown and most recently, Feelin’ Frisky. He and Frisky won Autumn Oaks in 2010 and the World Hunt in 2012. The most memorable hounds he has ever hunted with include Bellar’s Striker, Wick’s Thunder, Red Eagle Dick, Medley’s Swamp, Tom Again, Mojo and Mr. Clean. Rick is a licensed Realtor in the state of Ohio. His favorite pastime is watching his sons compete in high school and YMCA swim meets.
HIS PASSION IS TO SEE THE YOUTH OF OUR SPORT BE AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT HE HAD.
6034 Goldstone Drive
Grove City, OH 43123
Directors At Large
Robert “Rock” Johnson
118 Paul Edenfield Dr.
Springfield, GA 31329
5820 S. Spiceland Road
Spiceland, IN 47385
8400 222 Road
Nortonville, KS 66060
Terry and his wife Sharon have been married for 46 years and have lived in the Nortonville area for 40 years. They have two grown boys, Tyler 37, who lives in Nortonville and works as a Ferrier, he and his wife Nicole have a daughter Karlee Ann who is seven, Tucker 34, who lives in Twin Falls Idaho and works for the BLM. He and his wife KC have three children, Emerson four years, Keegan two years and Jediah four months.
Terry and Sharon are both retired teachers and Terry coached football for forty years before retiring. They both continue to work now, Sharon works for the Village Villa adult care, as their activities director. Terry works with a coaching friend in a painting business. He and Sharon also own and operate Muddy Road Kennel, raising Basset Hounds, Jack Russell’s, Yorkies and, of course, Treeing Walker Coon Hounds.
Terry went on this first coon hunt when he was 11 or 12 but due to college, teaching and coaching never did it much until his boys got involved during their Jr High and High school years. Then with college for them, he got out for a while.
During his final years of coaching, when he got back into competition hunting and has never looked back and will continue as health allows. Terry is Secretary/Treasure of the Stranger Creek Coon Hunters Association of Easton, KS and Secretary/Treasure and State Reporter of the Kansas Federation of Houndmen.
Terry is pictured here with his favorite Treeing Walker; Muddy Road Backwater Sammy. He looks forward to upcoming hunts and what the future might hold. He is excited to be serving the TWBFA and working with fellow members. He believes sportsmanship is the most important part of this sport and holds himself and those around him to a very high standard of sportsmanship.