Carlee Koutnik, Program Manager

Carlee resides in Colorado and grew up with a wide appreciation for our public lands and wildlife. She graduated from the US Air Force Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and earned her Master’s degree from the University of Florida in Ecological Restoration. Carlee served eight years in the Air Force specializing in occupational and environmental health management and sexual assault victim advocacy in Florida and Alaska. She proudly finished her active military service as an instructor of biology at her alma mater and continues to serve in the Colorado Air National Guard. Among Carlee’s repertoire of interests, she’s a lifelong hunter and enjoys camping, triathlons, snowmobiling, and pottery. Carlee’s role as the Program Manager is to guide Artemis in growing our complete sportswoman’s community while ensuring conservation is at the core of all things Artemis. Contact Carlee at koutnikc@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. 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 Southeast 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 Ashley at chancea@nwf.org.