From a Rose Bowl win, to being drafted 11th overall in the NFL draft, to an NFC championship game appearance, nothing measures up to Trae's passion for the outdoors. As Home Grown's owner, Trae brings his competitive edge from the NFL football field to the challenging topography of Buffalo county. With every day that passes Trae's compassion for habitat improvement and helping clients harvest record book deer grows. Look for Trae to spend as much time in camp and on the farms as he can, doing anything he can to help serve Home Grown clients.
Owning as many farms as Home Grown does and making sure clients are booked properly & taken care of is a tall task. That's where Kyra Waynes, owner, comes in. Arguably the most important asset to the Home Grown team, Kyra works year round to keep Home Grown organized and structured. In addition to her administrative and treasury duties, Kyra also heads up the shed hunting initiatives on the Home Grown farms. This is where Kyra's competitive side comes out!
Justin Olk has been heavily involved in the outdoors industry since 2009 as the host and executive producer of Game of Inches TV on the Sportsman's Channel. As a lifelong Midwest resident, Justin has spent countless hours exploring, learning, and understanding the diversity of hunting outfitters across the world. Justin is on our team as a consultant, business expert, and proof of concept hunter; to ensure we are consistently differentiating ourselves from other outfitters. If you've tuned in to Justin's TV shows you will instantly realize he holds the Game of Inches TV team to an exceptionally high standard, and we are no different at Home Grown. Justin is the perfect partner to help lead our team. As a client, you may have the opportunity to spend some time with Justin and his crew and see him in action.
With over 10 years of habitat improvement and food plot expertise serving a wide range of clients as the owner of highly accredited Advanced Habitat Solutions, Jeff brings a ton to the table at Home Grown. Jeff has a year round role varying from scouting and strategizing, to food plot planting and manicuring, to setting stands throughout all the farms. When Jeff isn't in the woods or the field, he's on the computer helping Home Grown design world class farms.
With 35 years of hunting experience, Mike is joining our team to lead up lodge operations and camp logistics. Whether it's the doe that left him shaking at the base of the tree his first time hunting with his dad, or his 8 1/2 year old buck harvest from last year, the excitement has never left him. Mike has over a decade of guiding experience under his belt to go with his track record of success hunting public, private, and outfitted land. Look for Mike to do anything he can to help you maximize your Home Grown experience.
Dan is a game changing addition to the Home Grown staff. He's owned farms in Buffalo County for over 30 years & has a trophy wall only the elite can compete with. Dan specializes in targeting & harvesting 5 1/2 + year old bucks. He will focus on guiding clients that are committed to only shooting these caliber of whitetails.
Gabe contributes to Home Grown year-round. Whether it's scouting in the winter months, planting trees in the spring, putting the finishing touches on farms in the summer, or guiding in the Fall, Gabe plays a huge role in Home Grown's success. Gabe grew up hunting and fishing in northern Wisconsin with a love for the outdoors. Gabe took that love to Alaska where he currently shares time guiding moose, sheep, and grizzly bears.
Joey leads the designing and logistics of our apparel business. He is also the co-founder of our Love The Grind brand. Joey spent the majority of his upbringing hunting northern Minnesota where hard work and a year-round grind was required to have hunting success. Hunting doesn't come easy up there and hard work is required to see any sort of success. These fundamentals are exactly why Joey helped start our Love The Grind brand; to illustrate the lifestyle the hunting industry creates, not just the harvest.
Garrett brings a lifelong experience in agricultural farming and hunting to Home Grown Outfitters. He grew up managing all aspects of his family's 800 acre farm and hunting in his free time. Needless to say, he grew up outdoors and never left. Garrett has a utility role at Home Grown - he helps plant trees and habitat, manages the food plots on a handful of farms, and guides in the Fall. Garrett is a Buffalo County local and knows the area in and out.
Ryan joins the Home Grown team as a project specialist, specializing in habitat restoration and enhancement. As the owner of highly praised Epic Whitetail Habitat, Ryan brings his decade + of experience to our farms to ensure we have adequate cover and habitat for our wildlife. At Home Grown we specialize in building world class farms with as much habitat and cover as possible for wildlife, and this is right in Ryan's wheelhouse.
Brent leads all of our excavation and heavy machinery efforts on our farms. With several decades of county and state experience, as well as owning highly touted Advantage Excavating (company), Brent is as good as it gets when it comes to excavating in the steep bluffs of Buffalo County. Brent's work is done year round as we are continuing to improve on existing farms as well as design newly acquired ones. Whether it's new strategically placed food plots, roads, or creek crossings, Brent makes it happen with his crew.
Meet our head chef, Chris Corlett! To say we are fortunate to have Chris as a full time chef at camp is an understatement. Chris has cooked all over the world and owned several restaurants across the US. Not only will Chris prepare all of the dinners, but he's a fun personality and a camp favorite amongst clients.