Hero Hunt, Inc. diligently orchestrates exhilarating and therapeutic hunting expeditions year-round for our nation's disabled veterans and first responders, sourced from every corner of our diverse nation. Our operational hub nestles just beyond the city limits of Nashville, Tennessee, a strategic location bestowing upon us easy access to some of the premier hunting terrains the Southeast has to offer.
Yet, the thrill of the hunt merely serves as one facet of our mission. The true essence of our endeavor lies in providing a sanctuary of healing, understanding, and fraternity to those brave individuals who have unflinchingly served our nation and its citizens. Guided by a devoted leadership team, we collaborate closely with benevolent landowners who graciously donate the enchanting venues for our hunts. Our support for these noble service members, however, does not end with the hunt. We remain steadfast in our commitment, offering unwavering support throughout the year, helping them navigate the complexities of their journeys with resilience and hope.
Our Leadership Team
Our leadership team, a passionate cohort of volunteers, tirelessly and selflessly devotes themselves to the orchestration of our engaging hunts catered for our disabled veterans and first responders. They foster invaluable partnerships with philanthropic landowners who generously extend the use of their locations for our hunts. Furthermore, their dedication to service extends beyond the hunting season. They actively engage with our veterans and first responders year-round, providing essential support, assistance, and camaraderie to those who have served our nation so honorably
Joe is a retired lieutenant with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. He had been in law enforcement officer for the last 27 years, 25 of those with MNPD. In his career, Joe has worked patrol, bicycle patrol, narcotics, and SWAT team member. In addition, he has supervised investigations as a detective sergeant and detective lieutenant. Before his law enforcement career, he served in the United States Coast Guard on active duty from 1989 – 1993 and in the reserves from 1993-2002. Joe is a dedicated husband and father, and he works with his team at Hero Hunt, Inc. to serve our military, police, firefighters, and other first responders who have been injured in the line of duty at home and abroad.
Joe has a bachelor’s degree in Management and Human Relations from Trevecca Nazarene University and an associate’s degree in Police Science.
From a very early age, Joe has been an avid outdoorsman and has successfully merged his passion for the outdoors and conservation with his desire to serve his brothers and sisters injured in the line of duty through Hero Hunt, Inc.
Hailing from Pennsylvania, Jeff made his move to Tennessee in 1996, following his graduation from Slippery Rock University. He has since been a valuable asset to Town and Country Ford of Nashville. His association with the noble mission of Hero Hunt, Inc., began in 2014 and has since then left an indelible impact on him.
Motivated by an immense love and admiration for the heroes of our nation, Jeff is constantly driven to serve those who have dedicated their lives in the service and sacrifice for others. His relentless commitment to assist and give back to these extraordinary individuals is at the heart of his work with Hero Hunt, Inc.
Burl is a proud retiree from the Metro Nashville Police Department, where he dedicated 25 years of his life to law enforcement. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Burl's journey led him to pursue higher education at David Lipscomb University. He successfully graduated with a bachelor's degree, a valuable stepping stone before embarking on his distinguished career in law enforcement.
With his strong sense of duty and commitment to serving his community, Burl upheld the highest standards of professionalism throughout his years with the Metro Nashville Police Department. His dedication and experience have left an indelible mark, serving as an inspiration for those who continue to uphold the law and serve their communities.
Clint Walker is widely recognized in the gun industry as the Co-Founder of NEMO Arms and creator of the first sub-minute magnum AR platform rifle. Following NEMO, he started FALKOR Defense and developed several innovations for precision rifle shooting, including a half MOA AR rifle chambered in .300 Norma. U.S. military Special Operations have adopted both. In addition to building prolific brands, Clint has competed in long-range competitions and has been an instructor with the U.S. Optics Academy. Today Clint oversees brand and product development for The Third Bull & Co. and many brands, including ARMASIGHT USA, FAB Defense, and HELIX6 Precision, among others.
Jason is a seasoned veteran with a distinguished 25-year career at the Metro Nashville Police Department. He presently holds the prestigious position of Field Commander for the SWAT Team. As a passionate outdoorsman, Jason has been a vital part of Hero Hunt from its inception in 2012.
His journey with Hero Hunt began by serving as a guide on some of the earliest hunts held at the Towers Family farm. His dedication to the cause and unwavering commitment led to his appointment to the Hero Hunt Board in 2021, a role he embraced with great pride.
Jason cherishes the opportunity to share the beauty and tranquility of the great outdoors with those who have made significant sacrifices for our country and communities. His association with Hero Hunt not only combines his love for nature but also allows him to give back in a meaningful way. Through his work, Jason aims to enhance the lives of these selfless individuals, one hunt at a time.
Pablo is a retired First Sergeant (1SG) with over 21 years of distinguished service in the U.S. Army. His multifaceted career spans from Multi-Discipline Counter Intelligence to serving as an Infantry Team Leader, Infantry Platoon Sergeant, and eventually as a Signal First Sergeant. Tragically, in 2008, while deployed in Afghanistan, Pablo suffered severe injuries in his role as an Infantry Platoon Sergeant.
Upon his retirement in 2017, Pablo resettled in Tennessee. However, he soon began to show signs of depression and a noticeable lack of drive. Recognizing these troubling signs, his wife undertook her own mission: to find a solution. In her search, she discovered Hero Hunt, an organization that provides therapeutic hunting experiences to veterans.
Not realizing the profound impact it would have, Pablo's wife signed him up for a hunt. This single event turned out to be a transformative experience for Pablo. On the hunt, he found the camaraderie he had been missing since leaving the military. The simple act of hunting breathed new life into his post-retirement world, helping him find his purpose once more.
Today, Pablo's mission extends beyond his own journey. He is committed to helping others rediscover their sense of self through the empowering experiences offered by Hero Hunt.
After 16 years of dedicated service, Larry was medically retired from the United States Marine Corps with the rank of Gunnery Sergeant. Following his retirement, he moved to Mount Juliet, Tennessee, and in 2019, he found a new mission with Hero Hunt. Larry has passionately devoted his time to the organization ever since, using his military experience to aid its noble cause.
Recognizing his unwavering commitment and invaluable expertise, Larry was appointed as Director of Operations to the board in 2023. Driven by a profound desire to give back, Larry focuses on serving his military and first responder community through Hero Hunt.
Larry views his service to Hero Hunt as a high honor, akin to his esteemed military career. He feels immensely blessed to share enriching experiences with the nation's heroes. He strives to support them on their journeys and considers the opportunity to do so as one of the greatest privileges of his life.
In memory of Lisa Baldwin
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Lisa, a cherished member of our Hero Hunt Inc. community, who left us recently after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Lisa dedicated many years of her life as a passionate board member for Hero Hunt, ardently supporting U.S veterans from our organization's inception. Her belief in paying it forward profoundly touched many lives, radiating through her unwavering dedication and commitment.
Lisa served as the Office Administrator for Dynamark Graphics Co., a reputable manufacturer and distributor of marketing materials, for a span of thirteen years. Her professional acumen and personal charm greatly impacted everyone who had the privilege of working with her.
A woman of diverse passions, Lisa's love for life was contagious. She was a loyal supporter of UT football and had a soft spot for dogs, cherishing their companionship. Amidst her various pursuits, she found solace in the calm waters of the mid-state lakes, where she enjoyed bass fishing during her leisure time.
Yet, perhaps the most beloved role Lisa ever assumed was that of 'Rah Rah' to her grandnephew, Eli. The joyous bond they shared was extraordinary, marked by their treasured Saturday night rendezvous that were always filled with fun and laughter.
Lisa's memory lives on through those she loved, those she inspired, and those she selflessly served. While we mourn the loss of a remarkable woman, we also celebrate the meaningful life she led and the indelible impact she made within our community and beyond. Lisa will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
"Hero Hunt has allowed me to....spend time with some of the finest people I have ever met"
The mission of Hero Hunt, Inc., is to bring our line of duty injured heroes, military, police, firefighters and other first responders back into the fold of camaraderie they left when leaving the service to our nation due to those injuries.
We envision a world where all injured and disabled servicemen and women and first responders have a total support system in place where they are loved, cared for and respected with zero suicide.