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Meet your A/R Outdoors volunteer board members

Simone Schara-Gonse

Simone Schara-Gonse inspires many other women and youth to get outside, hunt, fish, and shoot. Daughter of National Television host Ron Schara, her hunting and fishing life began at an early age. Simone embraced her father’s passion and now carries her own.  She is a certified NRA firearms, pistol and in-home protection instructor, as well as a MN Hunter and Firearm Safety instructor. When Simone isn’t at a baseball field or a hockey rink cheering on her son, a sophomore at Anoka High School, you will find her in the outdoors wetting a line or chasing pheasants, ducks, geese or turkey. She takes a lot of pride introducing kids and women to the great outdoors.

Steve Bizal

My name is Steve Bizal I'm originally from Blaine and now reside in Ramsey.  I have been hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors for as early as I can remember.  I'm a Junior Basser captain, firearms safety instructor, and have been part of the Anoka Ramsey Outdoors Board since its inception.  The reason I joined the board was because I liked the idea of providing my boys and our local youth different opportunities to have the same experiences I had growing up in the outdoors!

B.J. Brent (Former Commissioner and founder)

As a high school teacher in a neighboring community, I spend a majority of my summers on the water.  I compete locally in bass tournaments, I serve as captain for junior and high school competitive anglers, and I dabble during the summer as a local fishing guide.  My passion for fishing and the outdoors has been passed down to my own kids and they’ve become some of my favorite fishing buddies! Our A/R Outdoors program began as a desire to provide them with additional opportunity within the world of fishing, and with the support and help of community members evolved from there.  Whether in the classroom, on the water, or in the fields, I like to emphasize to our kids the importance of hard work, effort, and attitude.

Terry Rehm (Commissioner)

My name is Terry Rehm. I am married  with 3 kids. My outdoor passions and hobbies include bass fishing, bowfishing, archery, and hunting. I am a Skywarn Weather Spotter, Ham Radio Operator, Certified Firearms Instructor, and former bowfishing guide. I also enjoy playing softball, football, and corn hole with friends. In the winter I like ice fishing, snowboarding. I look forward to introducing and teaching kids in our community about the outdoors.

Matt Shoop

I grew up playing sports thru the Anoka youth programs. I have always been into the outdoors, so when the ARAA outdoor program started and I was asked to be involved I jumped at it. I like to share my knowledge and experiences from the outdoors with others, and get their perspective on the outdoors as well. I am a certified firearms instructor and volunteer boat captain for the Jr Bassers. My family and I enjoy traveling around the country hiking, camping, fishing and hunting.

Aaron O'Connor