John Annoni, Natalie Krebs Join NDA Board of Directors

The National Deer Association (NDA) is pleased to announce John Annoni and Natalie Krebs have been appointed to the NDA Board of Directors. Both new members bring a variety of skills and experience to the table and will play integral parts working with the Board to achieve NDA’s mission. 

John Annoni

“When we merged two organizations and Boards to form the NDA, we all had a strong desire to strengthen our Board by seeking passionate hunters whose perspectives and insights might come from a different field of view than what we already possessed,” said NDA Board Chairman Rick Dahl. “I’m extremely humbled and excited that John and Natalie have accepted our invitation to join the Board, and I look forward to working with them as we take NDA to the next level.”

Annoni is a conservation advocate, author, outdoor mentor and three-plus-decade public school educator from Pennsylvania. He is known for founding the Camp Compass Academy, a nonprofit organization and educational system for developing youth through hunting and fishing. He is also the creator of the awareness campaigns Hunting Awareness and 2 Million Bullets. In 2008, he was nominated by Outdoor Life as one of the OL25 for “changing the face of hunting and fishing.”

“My journey in hunting and conservation has reached another pinnacle with this appointment,” said Annoni. “Being able to join with and support what is considered to be the most knowledgeable whitetail collaborative in the world is humbling and exciting. I’m looking forward to helping NDA chart a path for the future of both deer and those who appreciate them.”

Natalie Krebs

Krebs is the senior deputy editor for Outdoor Life, where she has spent her career reporting on deer hunting, wildlife conservation, hunter recruitment and more. Last year she received the American Society of Magazine Editors NEXT Award for journalists under 30, and she joined the Arkansas chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers as a board member. She grew up in Missouri, earned her bachelor’s in journalism from Northwestern University, and now lives and hunts in northwest Arkansas. 

“NDA has been a constant and invaluable resource to Outdoor Life, our readers, and to my reporting over the years, and I’m thrilled to be joining the Board to continue that partnership,” said Krebs. “Our goals are the same: to strengthen deer populations and deer hunting, to champion habitat conversation and research, and to welcome new hunters of all kinds to a tradition unlike any other.”

View the current members of the NDA Board of Directors.