AFF PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Program managers develop and implement organizational planning specific to their programs. Directors plan, organize, and execute fundraiser events that are within the overall vision and mission of the Arkansas Freedom Fund. This includes but is not limited to setting achievable goals, budgeting, managing event deadlines and using best practices. Organizational transparency must be managed and is a vital part of the AFF's relationship with its members and community partners. Program managers must be strategic thinkers able to lead and develop a team that is dedicated to the veterans and the communities they operate in.
The Arkansas Freedom Fund (AFF)
The AFF started out helping veterans get more active riding bicycles. Now there are multiple program available. See information below.
Cycling Northwest & River Valley Arkansas
Ashley Moss US Army Retired. Located in Fort Smith Arkansas. Ashley is the Northwest Arkansas and River Valley Cycling Program Manager. Ashley manages the AFF competitive cycling and organized ride teams. Ashley has worked with several other national nonprofit organization prior to coming to the AFF.
Ashley received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Southwestern College (Winfield, Kansas-2013), specializing in executive quality management and executive leadership, and his Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) with an International Business Concentration from Baker University (Baldwin City, Kansas-2008).
Ashley has many deployments and combat tours as a military leader and Army Ranger.
Contact Ashley at 913-940-5642
Cycling Program Manager Central Arkansas
Hunting Program Manager
Carl Struble USAF Veteran - He manages the Hunting Program and the FIS/AFF Lease. To set up your date call 501-940-1840.
Chris Archer US Army Veteran - A duck and bird specialist at 870-384-0419. Great opportunities for fowl. Works at West Fork Outfitters. Helping to provide great hunt experiences.
The 650 acre hunting lease, in Beardon, Arkansas, has
7 deer stands available on a first come first serve basis. Qualifying veterans also have access to 2 Crossbows.
There is often a waiting list for our hunts so please contact us ASAP to set up your date.
Director - Chad Burns
Contact Chad Burns 501-944-0692 for all Fishing with Heroes questions or to sign out the AFF Bass Boat.
Co Director - David Brown.
David Brown to check out the AFF Bass Boat. Also for Fishing wanting a guide for the boat.
There are restrictions so contact them for the details.
Rae Brown - Fishing with Heroes questions
Chris Short - Lobo Landing John Pickell Memorial Trout Day and Central Arkansas Fishing
Opportunities for Veterans:
Contact Bob Elliot and Darryl Morris, US Air Force Veterans for fishing trips on Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine. This is discounted when you say you are a AFF Member.
Contact through FamiliyFishingTrips.com
Roger Goodwin at Hooked on Heroes provides fishing opportunities through tournaments in the state. Call Roger at (501) 249-2386 or Email email@example.com.
The United Methodist Mens Group leads the Summer John Pickell Memorial Red River Fishing Day at Lobo Landing.
Hiking & Trail Program - Open
Hiking & Trail Program Leader Position
If you are interested in filling this position you must be willing to organize hikes that accommodate a broad range of physical abilities and experience. The Hiking & trail program director must be able to fill the position of director as defined above. AFF waivers must be on file for each hike.
Golf Program - Open
The Golf Program Director must be able to fill the position of director as defined above.
The Golf Program is a great way to come together with the community and Arkansas Veterans. The golf program offers equipment that can be checked out by members on a first come first serve basis.
The AFF as relies heavily on your volunteer hours to facilitate these annual events. Please Volunteer or checkout equipment by contacting the golf points of contact below.
Annual Freedom Scramble - Jonathan Wheeler
Contact Jonathan 210-540-9407 for sign up and sponsorship opportunities.
Freedom Fall Scramble - Open, We want to Thank Jack and Mark Ramer for two years of this event they combined over 26000.00 for the AFF.
Red White and Blue Century or a Half - Mickey Spillane
Martial Arts Discounts
Anthony Smith - Martial Arts
Charles Jay - Dive Program
NWA (Rogers) located.