Marcia Brownlee, Program Manager

Marcia lives in Montana, where she spends as much time as she can hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, stargazing, and foraging. Originally from Michigan, Marcia has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. For 15 years, Marcia worked as an educator with a focus on place-based education that nurtured kids’ natural curiosity for and love of the outdoors. In spring of 2016, after being a big game hunter for four years, Marcia was inspired to partner with a friend and start a business providing women-led hunting education and mentoring opportunities. As the Artemis Program Manager, she focuses on creating a community of powerful, informed sportswomen who will foster positive change and defend and secure the future of our public lands, waters, and wildlife. Contact Marcia at artemis@nwf.org.

Ashley Chance, Southeast Program Coordinator

Ashley lives in east Tennessee with her husband and two dogs. She spends time outdoors as a hunter, angler, and horseback rider. Ashley was raised on a farm in Minnesota and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin. After graduation, she traveled around the country working as a wildlife technician on numerous research projects. In 2013 she boarded a plane for Ghana, West Africa, where she spent two years serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in a rural village. Ashley fell in love with a scraggly little puppy during her time in Ghana and managed to bring him all the way back home with her. Upon her return to the United States, she began a master’s program at Mississippi State University to determine how hunting pressure influences deer movements. While there, she met her husband and they acquired an English Springer Spaniel that is the most versatile (and crazy!) hunting dog you’ll ever meet. Ashley’s role as the South East Regional Coordinator is to extend the work of Artemis to southern states by supporting sportswomen as conservation leaders and helping them to build community. Contact Ashely at chancea@nwf.org.