Hunter grew up and lives in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin and has always had an interest in wildlife ecology. During high school, Hunter worked part-time on a dairy farm. Shortly after graduating high school, he attended UW-Green Bay where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology (ecology and conservation) and a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy. His master’s thesis involved studying mammals at Toft Point State Natural Area in Door County, WI. While in college, Hunter held several temporary positions, some of which included working as a Biological Science Technician for the U.S. Forest Service, Door Stewardship Intern for The Nature Conservancy, Biology Teaching Assistant for UW-Green Bay, and Piscivorous Bird Research Assistant for UW-Green Bay. These positions allowed Hunter to gain experience in land management, wildlife and plant monitoring, and public engagement.
In his free time, Hunter enjoys photographing wildlife, birding, hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family, including his fiancé Haley.