Turkeys for Tomorrow added another proven conservation leader and partnership development asset to their team today. Jason Lupardus will serve TFT as Director of Business Operations and Partnerships. Jason brings TFT nearly 20 years’ experience in the conservation arena. He has a background as a certified wildlife biologist and is the owner of Wildlife and Land Management Group, LLC.
Lupardus has served as a chief operating officer, director of conservation operations, director of development, and director of strategic partnerships in prior roles with other organizations.
“Serving our mission means adding the right people at the right time,” said Ron Jolly, co-chairman of the board of TFT. “This is the perfect time to add Jason to our team. His skills and experience are exactly what we need to take the next steps toward making sure wild turkeys have a solid future all across our country.”
Jason’s personal values align perfectly with those of TFT’s mission. He is very passionate about wild turkeys and the future of outdoor recreation.
“I grew up in rural North Alabama and didn’t see or hear a wild turkey until I was almost 20,” Lupardus said. “I have an unequivocal passion for conservation to ensure current and future generations will always have wild turkeys and the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. I am beyond excited to work with the TFT team to make sure we all have turkeys for tomorrow.”
Lupardus currently lives in Alvaton, Kentucky, with his wife and two daughters. He earned his B.S. and M.S. in wildlife and fisheries science with a minor in forestry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He continues to serve the university on an advisory board. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves to hunt, fish, hike and shoot. He enjoys many other outdoor activities throughout the year, but he is most passionate about wild turkeys.