President – Christopher Timmerman
1st Vice-President – Jeffrey J. Kimbell
Vice President of Events – Amy Callender
Vice President of Membership – William Crozer
Treasurer – Chris May
Secretary – VACANT
At-Large Board Member – Brian Calabrese
At-Large Board Member – Graham Hill
At-Large Board Member – Matt Wise
Chapter Adviser – Kenny Hodge
Chapter Adviser – Charlie Keller
Past President – Trevor W. Santos
Christopher Timmerman is a Manager of Government Affairs at Boston Scientific. In his role, Chris advocates on behalf of the company on Capitol Hill, oversees the company PAC program (BSC PAC), and manages BSC’s grassroots efforts. Prior to joining BSC, he worked in campaign finance, raising funds for Senators, Representatives, Governors, and a candidate for President. He got his start in D.C. during the 2008 election cycle at the NRSC after graduating from Emory University. A lifelong sportsman, Chris grew up in South Dakota hunting pheasants, waterfowl, and deer.
Jeffrey J. Kimbell, President of Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates, represents clients in the life sciences community seeking legislative remedies for their needs. Mr. Kimbell specializes in representing life science companies before the U.S. government. The firm provides strategic solutions to hand-selected clients seeking creation, modification, or proper implementation of public law.
Mr. Kimbell is an avid sportsman; fly fishing, hunting, and skiing at locales throughout the world when U.S. Congress is in recess. Mr. Kimbell currently serves as a Director-At-Large for Safari Club International (SCI) and Vice President of the Washington Metro Chapter of SCI. He served as Chairman of SCI’s Political Action Committee (SCIPAC) from 2012-2014 and Chairman of the SCI Hunter Defense Fund (HDF) from 2013-2014.
Prior to MDMA, Mr. Kimbell was a personal aide to former U.S. Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. (R-TN) and personal attaché to former U.S. Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger in the Washington office of the Tennessee-based law firm Baker, Worthington, Crossley & Stansberry.
A graduate of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX, Mr. Kimbell earned his B.A. in Political Science.
Amy Callender is a Texan who grew up hunting and fishing on her family’s cattle ranch. As an adult, her love of the outdoors and passion for hunting conservation grew. Amy has completed successful safaris and hunts on three continents and is always looking for the next adventure. She is a lifetime member of SCI and serves on the Governmental Affairs Committee. She is also a lifetime member of the NRA and the Dallas Safari Club.
After spending several years working for Congress, Amy is now the Director of Government Affairs for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
William Crozer is a senior associate at BGR Government Affairs. Originally joining the firm’s State and Local Practice Group in 2013, William focuses on a broad range of federal, state and local issues. Before joining BGR, William worked in Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s Office of Executive Counsel during the 2013 legislative session. He also served on 2008 GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign as Georgia Political Coordinator. From 2007 through 2009, William worked in the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) Finance Department where he founded and managed a donor group for young professionals. Hailing from South Georgia quail country, William is an avid outdoorsman having hunted and fished around the world.
Chris May grew up in South Louisiana, where he became an avid outdoorsman while exploring the woods, swamps, and bayous that offered a myriad of opportunities to hone his skills as a hunter and conservation enthusiast. His love for the outdoors was a factor in his decision to attend The University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. During his time in Oxford, Chris was able to access some of the best hunting land in America from the rolling hills of North Mississippi to the legendary Mississippi Delta waterways. Chris currently serves as President of CM Solutions, LLC, a CFO Outsourcing, business management, and compliance firm based in Washington, D.C. and is actively involved in the community as a D.C. Chair of Maverick PAC, Board Member of NextGen Project Hope, and a Board Member of Indomitus Capital, LLP. Chris is perpetually ready to explore more of what the great outdoors has to offer.
Brian Calabrese is from Syracuse, NY and grew up hunting and fishing in the Finger Lakes region. He currently serves as a lobbyist at the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. Prior to NRA, Brian worked for several years in the U.S. Senate and later completed his law degree. He is a member of SCI, National Sportsman Association of VA, and life member of the NRA. Brian attended the University of Delaware and Widener Law School, and he currently resides with his wife Stefanie in Alexandria, VA.
Graham Hill is a founding member and past president of the Washington Metro Chapter of SCI. A native Texan, Graham began hunting and shooting as a child – a passion he currently is sharing with his three sons as they learn to shoot and hunt. During his 25 years in Washington, Graham has served Members of the House and Senate, and as senior Congressional staff for the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus. Graham was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate to the National Council for Disability (NCD). At the NCD, Graham advocated for mobility impaired hunting and shooting, an effort he continues today on a national level with the NRA, FCSA and other organizations. He is a 3-Gun and Shotgun competitor, a life member of NRA, SCI, FCSA, TSRA and NYSRPA. He serves as President of the Fifty Caliber Institute (FCI), and on the Board of FCI, NRA and the GUDC.
Matt Wise grew up hunting the swamps and pine woods of South Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Mississippi, Matt moved to Washington, D.C. to serve as a Congressional Aide in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. Matt currently works as a lobbyist whose duties include representing the rights of gun owners and sportsmen in America. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and their two small children.
An avid angler and hunter, Kenny Hodge was raised in Louisville, KY and attended the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the men’s tennis team for three years. From a young age, Kenny’s family taught him to appreciate the wilderness. Having gone hunting or fishing from the Caribbean to the Arctic Circle, being outdoors has now become much more than a weekend pastime. Kenny works for Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates, a boutique lobbying firm in Washington, DC focused on medical innovators. Kenny joined the Board for Safari Club International’s DC Chapter in 2014 to apply his professional expertise to his extracurricular activities.
Charlie Keller serves as an advisor to the Washington Metro Chapter of Safari Club International. A former two-term DC Metro Chapter President, Charlie is a lifelong sportsman who has hunted on four continents and been a leader in the international hunting community. Elected twice as a Director at Large of Safari Club International, Charlie currently serves as a member of the SCI/SCIF Bylaws Committee, and previously served as a Vice Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee and a member of the State Affairs Committee and Political Action Committee. He is a Life Member of SCI and the NRA, and continues his local involvement with several SCI chapters. Charlie is married with two children and lives in Arlington, Virginia.
Trevor W. Santos currently serves as the Director of Government Relations – State Affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for America’s firearms industry, working to promote, protect, and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Prior to joining NSSF in 2014, Trevor served as a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), where he promoted legislation to protect law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen.
He is an avid outdoorsman and passionate about the shooting sports – spending his free time shooting clays and hunting deer, waterfowl, and upland game birds. Trevor is a life member of the NRA and a member of SCI, Ducks Unlimited, and Pheasant Forever. He grew up in Florida and attended the University of Florida.