Alaskan Bowhunters
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Alaskan Bowhunter Directors

Frank Noska

Frank Noska

President

Frank Noska was born in Garland, Texas and learned how to bow hunt in the Lone Star state. He began his bow hunting career learning how to hunt Whitetail deer, Turkeys, and Javelina in Texas. Over the next several years, in seeking a little more adventure, he started traveling out west to bow hunt Elk, Pronghorn, Mule deer, etc. Frank loved...

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Gary Colbath

Gary Colbath

Vice President

My name is Gary Colbath and I am the current Vice President for ABA. I still consider myself a “new” Alaskan, having moved here in 2016, although I have bow-hunted the state since 1999. I was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. I moved to the Valley in September, 2016 and live near the Butte in Palmer. I began bow hunting in...

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Kathie Taylor

Secretary and Marketing Director

I am proud to join the Alaskan Bowhunters Association as the Marketing Director and Board Secretary as of Fall 2018. My husband and I first visited Alaska over the summer of 2014 and it honestly changed our lives to put more focus on taking time to enjoy life and creating a stronger work – life balance. Fast forward ten months to May 2015 and...

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Trevor Embry

Trevor Embry

Treasurer

My name is Trevor Embry, Life Member of Alaska Bowhunters Association, an avid member of Resident Hunters of Alaska, and measurer for Pope and Young Club. I was born and raised in Bowling Green, Kentucky before moving North to follow my dreams to Alaska. I currently work and reside in Anchorage. I’ve always claimed to be a Pharmacist by...

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Mike Harris

Mike Harris

Director at Large

I started chasing critters with a bow at age 5 or 6, pretty much as soon as I figured out how to make a bow out of a tree limb and strand of bailing twine. I spent most of my life in the lower 48 (Idaho, Oregon and Montana) and always dreamed of hunting the Last Frontier. Stories of Fred Bear, Glenn Saint Charles, and Jay Massey fueled my desire to make 

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Jack Frost

Jack Frost

Legislative V.P.

Raised in Pennsylvania, I made my first bow kill in 1952 at age 7. I have been hunting with and shooting a bow ever since, but became truly addicted in the late 70s. I have hunted big game exclusively with a bow since 1980. I am a retired orthopedic surgeon, who practiced in Anchorage from 1973 until 2018. I have taken at least one of...

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Herb Mansavage

Director at Large

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Steven Mertz

Steven Mertz

Director at Large

Hello, my name is Steven Mertz and I live in Eagle River. I am a new board member (Director at Large). I moved to Alaska back in 1981. I was in the Navy and served in the Indian Ocean during the end of the Vietnam War. I spent 29 years in law enforcement and I am now retired. I took up bow hunting late in life (due to bad shoulders), but in...

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Nick Muche

Nick Muche

Fairbanks Director

Born in Mayville, Wisconsin, into a family that held bow hunting in high regard, it’s no wonder why my passion for hunting has grown so much over the years. While growing up, I had the pleasure to spend many days in the field with my grandfather, father and cousins, hunting in both WI and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was there that my...

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Alex and Stephanie Bias

Alex and Stephanie Bias

Kenai Peninsula Directors

We are born and raised Alaskans, currently residing in Soldotna, Alaska. We own the only Archery Pro Shop on the Peninsula and live and breath bowhunting! We are also active members of Kenai Peninsula Archer’s Club, which hosts local 3D archery tournaments. We have met so many amazing bowhunters through our shop and we are...

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Bob and Lisa Ameen

Bob and Lisa Ameen

Mat Su Valley Directors

My name is Bob Ameen. My wife Lisa and I are your new Mat-Su Directors for the ABA. We have called Alaska home since June of 1981. I was born and raised in Marquette, Michigan, so yes I’m a displaced Yooper. Lisa wasn’t born a Yooper, but she fit right in when she moved there from Montana during high school. I guess that might have been...

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Tim Thomas

Tim Thomas

South Central Director

Hello! I have been an Alaskan Bowhunters Association director now for 5 years. I’m from the great state of Texas, but have also lived in Arizona, Germany and New Mexico. After coming to Alaska, I loved it so much that I decide to stay. I currently live in Eagle River, Alaska. I grew up as an army brat, and also spent 13 years in the United States Air Force serving...

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Jon Geary

Jon Geary

South Eastern Director

My name is Jon Geary and I have lived in Juneau for 27 years. I own JG Construction and when I’m not in the middle of a house project, I am fishing or hunting. I started hunting when I was 12, and never looked back. About 10 years ago, my good friend Mike Collins got me into archery. I was reluctant at first, then when I shot my first...

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Pat Fitzmorris

Kodiak/Peninsula Director

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