Kamilia was born in Wyoming where she lived for a short time before moving to New Mexico at the age of seven with her father. Growing up, Kamilia was very active in the outdoors, she was fortunate to go on many trips and adventures like white water rafting the Middle Fork Salmon in Idaho, back country pack trips in the Gila Wilderness in New Mexico and fishing and canoeing in the Arctic Circle in Northern Alaska. These experiences helped her passion for the outdoors grow and it also planted a seed of wanting to protect our public lands, water and wildlife for the future generations to experience and explore, like she has done.
Kamilia did not grow up hunting but had always wanted to have the opportunity too. It was not until recently, a good friend introduced her to the lifestyle and community of local hunters and anglers in Central New Mexico. She is what we like to call an “adult onset hunter.” She went on her first waterfowl hunt four years ago and that was all it took for her to fall in love with hunting. Since than she has had the opportunity to hunt big game, small game and upland game birds in multiple states, all while doing it on public land. Through her various hunts, Kamilia became more and more aware of issues threatening access to public land(s), public waterways and wildlife. This sparked her interest in conservation efforts, public education and policy change because without this perspective hunting and fishing is at risk due to habit loss, access to public land and waterways and the overall health and management of our wildlife.
Ashley is a born and raised southern New Mexican, proud wife, and mother of two young daughters. Ashley is a passionate outdoors woman, advocate, and organizer in her community. Growing up, she spent much of her time hunting and fishing on public lands. As an adult, the time Ashley values most is spent outdoors with her family. She has made it her goal to ensure our youth, and all future generations will experience the many lessons learned from the outdoors. Even more so, Ashley wants to help improve dialogue amongst all players in the conservation and outdoors community. In New Mexico she works with many groups and individuals to increase civic involvement. Increasing civic involvement in our sportswomen and sportsmen can have an empowering and lasting effect. She looks forward to working with Artemis and other groups in the conservation community to protect, improve, and celebrate our public lands, public waters, and wildlife.