Our Mission

Gear Up for Game Wardens provides specialty equipment your Texas Game Wardens need to maintain safety and ensure the highest level of service for the people of Texas. The state provides the basic necessities for wardens to do their jobs, but there is still a critical need for additional equipment.

Who We Are

A group of dedicated citizens is partnering with Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to launch Gear Up for Game Wardens. As a new program of TPWF, Gear Up for Game Wardens is raising private funds to ensure that Texas’ 550 game wardens have access to specialized equipment beyond their standard issue gear.

Leadership Council

The Leadership Council is comprised of co-chairs representing each game warden region and special ops. Under the leadership of the co-chairs, regional committee members will help Texans understand the important service that game wardens provide, spread the word about the effort to support Texas Game Wardens, and help fundraise for their respective regions. As a program of Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF), the Leadership Council serves at the discretion of the TPWF Board of Trustees.

Dan Flournoy, Chairman
Houston

Rob Stacy, Vice-Chairman
Houston

Margaret Martin, TPWF Trustee Liaison
Boerne

Co-Chairs

Region I
Mitch Brininstool
San Angelo

Robert Mayer
Sonora

Region II
Holland Walsh
Dallas

Leo F. Corrigan, III
Dallas

Region III
Mac Abney
Marshall

Steve Taylor
Jefferson

Region IV
Vence Petrenella, Jr.
Fulshear

Randy Risher
Houston

Region V
Jonny Fitzsimons
San Antonio

Ross Studer
San Antonio

Region VI
Johnnie Hudman
Albany

Randy Teinert
Lubbock

Region VII
Kirk E. Webb
Brenham

Randy Fowler
Kingwood

Region VIII
JR Hartman, Jr.
Victoria

Jason D. Hawn
Victoria

Special Operations
Vol Montgomery
Burnet

Esther Schneider
Buda

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Staff

Susan Houston
Executive Director

Austin Taylor
Program Manager

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss additional equipment needs, please contact us today at (214) 720-1478 or info@gearupforgamewardens.org.