Meet Our Board Members

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Curt Korzan
Past President

Grand Slam Pheasant Hunts

Curt Korzan was born and raised in Kimball, South Dakota. He graduated Kimball High School in 1977, went on to college to earn his electronics degree, and started work for an Electrical Engineering firm in Nebraska. Curt returned to Kimball and got married to Lorie Geppert in 1981 and worked as a central office technician for the local phone company for six years.
 

Guiding pheasant hunters on the side began in 1983 and went to a full time guiding service in 1989. Curt and Lorie built the Super 8 Motel in 1994 to house their hunters and in 1999 decided they wanted to expand their services and built their lodge, Grand Slam Pheasant Hunts. A love for the outdoors and for conservation has always been a passion for Curt and his family.

Governor Krisiti Noem recently appointed Curt to the Second Century Habitat Fund in 2020.

 

Curt also has two sons, Cody and Corbin, who help with the pheasant hunting operations at Grand Slam Pheasant Hunts. Five grandchildren also keep Curt and Lorie very busy, with ages ranging from two years old to ten years old.

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Tami Nelson
President

Paul Nelson Farms

Tami Nelson was raised on a farm and ranch by Mobridge, SD. She graduated from Selby High School and attended BHSU where she played basketball. She continued to coach JV and High School basketball in Selby. 
 

Tami returned to the Thompson Family Farm where she bought her own cattle and land. She enjoyed working at various livestock auctions. Due to her focus on habitat, Tami initiated the planting of numerous shelter belts on the farm and ranch.

 

Governor Krisiti Noem appointed her to the Second Century Habitat Fund Board where she continues to share her love for the outdoors and habitat.
 

In 2008, Tami married Erik Nelson. Together they own and operate Paul Nelson Farm hunting lodge and a farming operation. She also continues to run cattle.
 

Tami and Erik live in Gettysburg with their children, Teagan Grace and Cooper Dean.

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Christine Sawinsky
Member

Rieger Creek Lodge

Christine grew up outside Sioux Falls and attended Brandon Valley where she ran cross country and was involved in track for five years. She graduated from Brandon Valley in 1991.

 

After school she spent nine years in the Army National Guards from 1990 to 1999, while attending SDSU where she earned her bachelor's degree in pharmacy.

 

In 2000 she married Steve Sawinsky of Selby, SD and then started to work as a pharmacist in the area and filled in at many local pharmacies. Currently, Christine consults for a pharmacy  in Eureka, Eagle Butte, Gettysburg, and Selby. In addition, she runs and owns Rieger Creek Lodge.

 

Running a pheasant hunting lodge has been a job that I look forward to every fall. I love the excitement of our customers and making sure everyone has a blast. The best part of my job is meeting new people and making them feel like South Dakota is their second home. 

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Sal Roseland
Vice-President

R&R Pheasant Hunting

Sal Roseland is a 5th generation South Dakota rancher who grew up hunting and trapping on the South Dakota prairie. 

Sal is a partner along with his father, Steve and brother, Slade in the Roseland Ranch, a commercial cow/calf and farming operation near Seneca, South Dakota.

 

After graduation from NSU earning his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, he returned home to continue the family legacy and to further utilize the natural resources of the ranch by starting a commercial pheasant hunting operation. In 2002, Sal started R & R Pheasant Hunting, LLC and became one South Dakota’s youngest hunting preserve operators. 

 

Nearly 20 years later, Sal continues to share his life-long passion for hunting and his ranching heritage with clients from around the world. He is committed to production practices and predator control methods that create a healthy balance for the land, livestock, and wildlife.

 

Sal and his wife Kelly involve their four young children in every aspect of both ranching and operating a hunting preserve. Sal devotes his free-time to coaching youth baseball, football and 4-H Shooting Sports. 

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Loretta Omland

Member

Gisi Pheasant Farms

Loretta Omland was born and raised on the family farm now known as Gisi Pheasant Farms, located in Ipswich SD. She served in the SD Army National Guard for 7 years, attending basic training before she was a senior in high school.

 

Graduating from NDSU with a degree in Social Work, Loretta moved to Colorado where she was the Program Coordinator for the Choices Program working with at-risk youth in an alternative school. In 2002, she moved back to SD to help at the farm; her first task was to set up an “official” office! Since 2002, Loretta has seen firsthand the tremendous growth of the Hunting Industry in SD. 

In 2008, Loretta married her best friend Tim. They blended families and together have 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 6 grand dogs! They live on a farm outside of Ipswich.

Loretta describes herself as a problem solver and an outdoor enthusiast with a love for family, friends, and making memories. Loretta states “I don’t hunt, I do shoot!” Her favorite part of being on the farm is meeting new people and seeing firsthand how hunting brings people together. 

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Justin Larson
Member

Originally from Davis, SD I moved to Pierre in 2008 after graduating from the University of South Dakota.

I spent 7 years within state government in various roles, including the outdoor media and public relations rep for the Department of Tourism.

In 2015, I joined Fischer Rounds & Associates. For the past 7 years I have put my communication and leadership skills to work helping the company grow the transportation book of business and expanding it to the lower 48 states.

My wife (Carrie) and I have been married for 15 years and have three beautiful children Andrina (11), Beckett (9), Cohen (4). We spend a lot of our time at the family farm, south of Presho, where we operate a small farm and

pheasant preserve. It’s here where I can give back not only to the conservation side of things but to our youth. We enjoy hosting family, friends, co-workers, and clients along with their children. Allowing the youth to learn how to hunt safely and properly is the key to our outdoor future.

I spent 7 years within state government in various roles, including the outdoor media and public relations rep for the Department of Tourism. 

In 2015, I joined Fischer Rounds & Associates. For the past 7 years I have put my communication and leadership skills to work helping the company grow the transportation book of business and expanding it to the lower 48 states.

My wife (Carrie) and I have been married for 15 years and have three beautiful children Andrina (11), Beckett (9), Cohen (4). We spend a lot of our time at the family farm, south of Presho, where we operate a small farm and

pheasant preserve. It’s here where I can give back not only to the conservation side of things but to our youth. We enjoy hosting family, friends, co-workers, and clients along with their children. Allowing the youth to learn how to hunt safely and properly is the key to our outdoor future.

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Denny Rowley

Member

Pheasant Creek Outfitter

 

Denny grew up in Spencer, South Dakota. After graduating from Dakota State University in 1972, he came back home and started Pheasant Creek Outfitters. 
 

He is a past executive board member of both the South Dakota Game Bird Association and the South Dakota Sport Hunting Association. He is the past owner of Royal Flush Pheasant where they raised pheasants. He serves as president on the Lake County Pro Pheasant Board.
 

Along with owning and operating pheasant hunting lodges, Denny runs his own insurance business- Rowley and Associates in Spencer, South Dakota and is the owner of D & D Land. 
 

Denny is a chairman on the South Dakota Petroleum and Compension Fund and serves as a national committeeman for the South Dakota Insurance and Financial Planners.  
 

As an outdoorsman and pheasant hunting lodge operator, he is very invested in the habitat of South Dakota and has a great love for the state.

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