MEET THE TEAM
Host / Executive Producer
Kyle began his career in television as a fitness consultant for a local medical show, quickly rising through the ranks to become the Vice President. While producing many of his own shows, Kyle was nominated for 3 Emmys! Wanting to use his experience to promote his passion for the outdoors, he left the show to produce his own.
Of the original creators of the show, Kyle has always been described as “The Passion”. His love for the outdoors developed while learning from his Dad on countless hunting and fishing trips. Gaining this appreciation of the outdoors, Kyle has a wealth of experience in both hunting and fishing, but still enjoys learning new tactics with the audience.
Host / Chief Operating Officer
Jeff grew up in his home state of Michigan without much interest in hunting. However, some of his greatest childhood memories come from family fishing trips with his Dad and Grandpa. When he wasn’t fishing, he spent much of his time biking, swimming, and golfing. However, he has since developed a great love for hunting and all things outdoors. Even during his down time at home, where he raises his own turkeys, pheasants, and chukar.
A relatively new hunter, Jeff learns right along with the audience, providing a voice for people starting their own hunting journey and asking questions to help clarify complicated topics. Also a newcomer to media and television, Jeff has learned to provide support for the show in multiple ways including outreach for future episodes, website development, and research.
AJ has always gravitated towards video production. Prior to the show, most of his video work was as a Production Assistant for various productions in the Detroit area. With The Green Way Outdoors giving him a chance to utilize his talents, he has become a great fit for TGWO team.
AJ brings a unique perspective to the team, not having any background in hunting or fishing. He is, however, coming around to enjoying all aspects of nature while believing in our message wholeheartedly. His curiosity and drive greatly contribute to the natural chemistry of the team. AJ has always done a great job in communicating our honest message, making each episode as authentic an experience as possible.
Ryan has had a knack for media production from an early age when he and a friend made a website where they posted skits. This knack turned into something greater while he attended high school and received the opportunity to write, direct, and produce multiple Public Service Announcements. Ryan was self taught in the field of video production until high school when he had a class with Rich Ashley, who taught him the most effective ways to produce a project and present it to an audience.
He is equal parts driven professional and light-hearted joker, which is evident in his ability to create quality content while also helping to fuel the never-ending laughter that follows the team wherever we go.
Public Relations Manager
Kellen is a Michigan native, an avid upland hunter, bird dog fanatic and communications professional. His passion for hunting and the outdoors runs deep in his family. Growing up with a strong influence in the outdoors, and starting at a very early age, Kellen’s dad made outdoor adventures – from deer hunting to bass fishing, and everything in between – part of their everyday life. Also a dog-lover, Kellen became intrigued by “bird dogs,” and knew that one day he wanted to own at least one, giving him the opportunity to combine these passions.
Fast forward to today — Kellen owns three grouse dogs: English Setter, Molly; Pointer, Frankie and English Cocker, Rip, and enjoys the adventures of following them through the northern Michigan grouse woods throughout the fall hunting season. Kellen comes to The Green Way Outdoors with more than ten years of integrated communications, public relations and graphic design experience. He is ready to tell The Green Way Outdoors story to the world!
Chief Legal Counsel
Joe is the newest member of the team, but has already proved to be vital with helping the TGWO brand navigate the industry from both a legal and organizational perspective.
Joe is a registered Contract Advisor with the NFLPA and a member of the Illinois Bar Association. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University after earning his BA in Psychology from Notre Dame, graduating with high honors. With his company, BTI Sports, Joe is involved in management of many players within the NFL, with 14 top 100 draft picks in recent years and 175 NFL players overall.
In addition to his experience in representing his clients throughout their careers, as a licensed attorney, Joe helps TGWO team with all legal matters including contract negotiations, licensing, and insurance.