Gary Berlin comes to AFFTA after completing a two-year stint as the Executive Director of the International Hunter Education Association.
Berlin earned his undergraduate degrees in Natural Resource Management with a double major in Business Management in 1977 from Mesa College. With a strong interest in wildlife biology, Berlin started his career as a District Wildlife Manager in 1980 with the Colorado Division of Wildlife (CDOW) and worked “the field” for eleven years.
During mid-career, in order to broaden his horizons and move from being a biologist managing wildlife to a position of managing organizations and leading people, Berlin enrolled at the University of Colorado and obtained a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Although occupationally he moved to a human resource manager and training director position, in his last fourteen years with the CDOW, Berlin did not lose touch with his environmental roots.
In September 2005, Berlin retired from the CDOW after serving twenty-five years. Following his retirement, Gary became self-employed and served as President of Integrity Professional Services. Through his company, Berlin provided human resource and leadership training consulting services to governmental agencies in the Denver area. After five months of self-employment, Berlin was lured away to take over the reins of the International Hunter Education Association.
In addition to being a “gym rat”, Berlin enjoys fishing and hunting. Berlin and his wife Robbie live in Broomfield, Colorado, just a long double haul from the AFFTA headquarters in Louisville, Colorado.
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