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 co-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, co-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!
Co-owner Jeff Althoff is in the field during the day & on the computer at night. In the field Jeff designs all Home Grown properties and utilizes his one of a kind innovative mindset to bring Home Grown properties to life! On the computer Jeff is in charge of anything and everything social media and digital content related. Jeff and Kyra (Waynes) work hand in hand to operate the business on a daily basis.
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.
Rich Jerde is in charge of the renovations and management of all Home Grown properties with a building on them. Rich and his wife Jenny (Jerde) have designed all Home Grown properties including the world-renown "lodge". They've got quite a skillset when it comes to designing premium properties. Rich also heads up the maintenance of all properties, which is a key role to ensure clients have consistent memorable stays with us!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brent leads our excavation projects on all of our farms. We typically specialize in adding habitat/trees to our farms, however, each farm has those areas where a food plot would create a big advantage. That's where Brent and his excavation background comes in. In addition to excavating plots, Brent also puts in all of our ponds and is in charge of our road/washout maintenance on farms. Keeping them in good condition at all times.