Board of Directors
President Lowell Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President Alyson Stamper (email@example.com)
Treasurer Ivy Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary Sherry Maddox (email@example.com)
Past President Bob Edwards (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mike Abell (email@example.com)
Spencer Swift (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jeffrey McMinn (email@example.com)
Grant McAlister (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nate Leslie (email@example.com)
Hunter Rowe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ivan Schell (email@example.com)
Marty Stamper (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jim Warren (email@example.com)
Trey Webb (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Meet the Board
Lowell Stevens, Chapter President, has been an SCI and KYSCI Member since 1996. He has held most of the Executive Committee positions and been on the Board for nearly all those years. Growing up in Central KY, he has hunted and fished all his life and all over the world. After a brief period as a Bloodstock Agent in the thoroughbred business, he has spent the remainder of his working career with Humana. Lowell is a Life Member of the Wild Sheep Foundation and the NRA. He was on the founding Board of Directors for KHFH and is an NRA Certified Rifle Instructor. Lowell is happily married to Nancy and has 2 sons, Ivy and Slade, of whom Ivy is currently serving as Treasurer for KYSCI and Slade is an apprentice gunmaker with John Rigby & Co. in London, England.
Alyson Stamper, Vice President . I have been teaching for 23 years (18 years - Physical Education, 5 years - Special Education). I am an avid outdoorsman and I love to be outdoors, hangout with my family and go to church. I have been Secretary for KYSCI for 7 years and am BAI Certified NASP Archery Instructor, Level 1 NRA Gun Safety, Hunter Safety Instructor, Life Member of NRA, and Secretary for the League of KY Sportsman. I was a NASP Coach at the elementary level for 8 years. I enjoy reading books, mowing, and taking new people out to hunt.
Ivy Stevens, Treasurer, has served on the KYSCI Board for 3 years and now serves as Treasurer. He grew up hunting with his father, KYSCI President Lowell Stevens. At a young age, Ivy and his brother were introduced to KYSCI by their father. Ivy took his first deer during a KYSCI Youth & Apprentice Program hunt. “I have basically grown up in the chapter and have appreciated all the opportunities it has given me,” he commented.
Sherry Maddox, Secretary - Sherry is a hunter, a Life Member of SCI and SCIF Sables. An SCI and KYSCI Member since 1998, Sherry has served in many leadership roles at the chapter level as Board Member, Treasurer and President, and on the national level SCI Regional Representative, SCIF Sables President and 6 years as SCI Vice President. She is an advocate for the chapter and member network. Sherry is also a Life Member of NRA, SCI Life Hunter Advocate Society Member, SCIF Advisory Board Member and KHFH Board Member. Hunting is a passion, and she believes we must assure the next generation has the same opportunities that we have. That is why SCI is “First for Hunters.”
Bob Edwards – Immediate Past President - I am one of the Founders of KYSCI and had been a long-time Director prior to becoming President. I began my personal mission of hunting and gun rights advocacy in 1975 as a teen who wrote letters in response to Dan Rather’s hit piece, “The Guns of Autumn.” I still believe this is my mission and Safari Club has provided me with information and tools to continue to protect our rights. I am an NRA Accredited Rimfire Coach, a Civilian Marksmanship Accredited Coach, a KY Justice Department Accredited Instructor, an NSSF (Olympics) Accredited Instructor, a KDFWR Hunter Safety Instructor, all specifically for the purpose of continuing KYSCI training opportunities. I am also a member of National Deer Association and Quail Forever. My involvement with these groups reflects my strong interest in habitat improvement.
Jeff McMinn, Director - I am a Sales Engineer / Business Development Manager for Industrial Automation. I am a Life Member of SCI, Wild Sheep Foundation, and NRA. I moved to KY in 2019, and before joining KYSCI, I had been involved in many Michigan chapters. I got into hunting in my teens, but it didn’t have a huge influence on my life until my late 20’s - early 30’s. I consider myself a land steward as much as a hunter. Due to managing the land, hunting is a year around activity.
Col. Michael A. Abell (Ret), Director, is an avid outdoorsman and published author. He has hunted and fished all over the world and holds multiple SCI Gold Medals and two Top 10 entries into their record book. Early in his retirement, he competed as a professional archer and remains an archery coach today. He currently serves on the Boards of KYSCI, KY Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, and KHFH. Before his retirement, he was an infantry officer with over 26 years total service. He is a combat veteran with tours of duty in Iraq, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Germany, and Japan. He spent most of his career in the field leading troops. His major awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit (2), the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal (5), the Army Commendation Medal (5), the Ranger Tab, Airborne Wings, Air Assault Wings, Pathfinder Torch, and the Expert Infantry Badge. He holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies and a BS in Biology. Prior to 9-11-01, he was serving as a National Guardsmen, teaching High School, and was a small city mayor. After 9-11-01, he went back on active duty where he served honorably until his retirement on his 46th birthday. He has been married to the former Aline Mary Denoncourt for over 26 years.
Ivan Schell, Director - I was born and grew up in Floyd County, IN. I was introduced to hunting by my grandfather and uncle who first took me squirrel hunting. When that first squirrel shot with my iron sighted .22 hit the ground, I was forever hooked. I honed my skills on the NAHS Rifle Team for four years during which time we won a national title and state titles in Indiana and Ohio. After undergraduate school at Butler University, I served two years (Jan 69’ thru Dec 70’) with Uncle Sam stationed at Fort Knox. I now practice law as the managing partner of the Louisville office of McBrayer, PLLC. I hunt as much as possible and have pursed game in New Zealand, Alaska, Canada, Spain, Scotland, Zimbabwe and South Africa, and many US states. I have served as KYSCI President twice and have been on the Board off and on for many years.
Hunter Rowe, Director - I am an avid outdoorsman from Lexington, KY. Since I was a child, I have always had a passion for hunting and fishing. While I hunt all species, my true loves are deer and waterfowl, as well as crappie fishing in the spring. When I am not in the woods, my time goes to my wife and dog as well as playing the guitar. This is my first year serving on the Board and I look forward to being a part of an organization that puts conservation and hunting rights first.
Jim Warren, Director - Jim has been hunting and fishing for 50+ years. He has been a Hunter Education Instructor for sixteen years and an Assistant Coach for the Paralyzed Veteran's Wheelchair Games. Jim has served many terms on the KYSCI Board and is also very active in the NWTF. His passion is taking people on their first hunts including kids, adults, and paralyzed Veterans.
Marty Stamper, Director - I am a Master Plumber and a custom home builder. I am an avid outdoorsman and enjoy sharing my passion for the outdoors and conservation with new hunters.
I am a Board Member for KYSCI and BAI Certified NASP Archery Instructor and Life NRA Member. I am a member and former President of the Middletown Lions Club.
Trey Webb, Director – Trey is a business owner (Webb’s Butcher Block) providing many services to the hunting community like gun sales, ammo, thermal scopes, etc. and doing dermestid beetle-cleaned European mounts. He is an avid outdoorsman who has hunted and fished his entire life with a major focus on predators. Trey is a father of four and says, “I am doing my best to raise them to be the stewards of the land. Teaching them that we are conservationists first and hunters second is his main goal.”