Our Mission Statement

The Falconry Fund is a new 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to support and protect the various arts and practices of falconry and the cultural and environmental assets that make it possible. The Falconry Fund, Inc., seeks to become a vital and effective nonprofit charitable organization based in the United States to serve falconers on the North American continent and elsewhere so that this art and practice may be pursued without undue restriction and free from current or potential threats by incompatible human activity.



Our Board of Directors

Mark Adam has been a practicing falconer for almost 40 years.  While Mark has flown and handled most of the North American species of raptors, he currently enjoys flying his hybrid gyr/peregrine and peregrine falcon on grouse out west every year. Mark is currently President of Falcon Environmental Services – a company he founded almost 30 years ago.  He is a dynamic leader with vision, organizational skills and a record of accomplishments.

Mark Adam - President

Mark Adam has been a practicing falconer for almost 40 years. While Mark has flown and handled most of the North American species of raptors, he currently enjoys flying his hybrid gyr/peregrine and peregrine falcon on grouse out west every year. Mark is currently President of Falcon Environmental Services – a company he founded almost 30 years ago. He is a dynamic leader with vision, organizational skills and a record of accomplishments.
Carter has been passionate about falconry since the first grade when he was introduced to falconry by a local falconer who brought a bird to school.  Later, his mom gave him the Peterson Field Guide that got him even more fascinated with birds of prey. He became licensed at the age of 13, and since that time he has been  practicing the art. Carter spends countless hours through many venues advocating and fighting to preserve the sport of falconry.

Carter Wilford - Executive Director

Carter has been passionate about falconry since the first grade when he was introduced to falconry by a local falconer who brought a bird to school. Later, his mom gave him the Peterson Field Guide that got him even more fascinated with birds of prey. He became licensed at the age of 13, and since that time he has been practicing the art. Carter spends countless hours through many venues advocating and fighting to preserve the sport of falconry.
Allen has flown most North American raptors utilized for falconry but his favorite remains the Peregrine Falcon.  Allen has been involved with The Falconry Fund since its’ inception and assisted the organization in obtaining its’ non-profit status. He is also a Certified Financial Planner® and assists clients with estate planning, charitable giving and legacy planning.

Allen Ayers - Trustee

Allen has flown most North American raptors utilized for falconry but his favorite remains the Peregrine Falcon. Allen has been involved with The Falconry Fund since its’ inception and assisted the organization in obtaining its’ non-profit status. He is also a Certified Financial Planner® and assists clients with estate planning, charitable giving and legacy planning.
Steve Chindgren is a world-renowned falconer who was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Steve’s drive, dedication, and passion to the sport is unparalleled. He has produced eight different films on the sport of falconry, including the popular Red Grouse Hawking Scotland and House of Grouse. Steve is the Author of the 200 page coffee-table book: The Art of Hawking Sage Grouse

Steve Chindgren - Trustee

Steve Chindgren is a world-renowned falconer who was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Steve’s drive, dedication, and passion to the sport is unparalleled. He has produced eight different films on the sport of falconry, including the popular Red Grouse Hawking Scotland and House of Grouse. Steve is the Author of the 200 page coffee-table book: The Art of Hawking Sage Grouse
My personal falconry goal is to continue to successfully hawk ducks while attempting more difficult quarry in the form of various species of prairie grouse.  I have a Ph.D in Quantitative Biology and work as an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington.  I enjoy participating as a trustee of The Falconry Fund, as it allows me to give back to the art that has given me so much.  I hope all of our efforts lead to the preservation of falconry as a viable form of recreation long into the future.

Dr Corey Roelke - Trustee

My personal falconry goal is to continue to successfully hawk ducks while attempting more difficult quarry in the form of various species of prairie grouse. I have a Ph.D in Quantitative Biology and work as an Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas at Arlington. I enjoy participating as a trustee of The Falconry Fund, as it allows me to give back to the art that has given me so much. I hope all of our efforts lead to the preservation of falconry as a viable form of recreation long into the future.
Ralph Rogers is a Montana contract wildlife biologist with two grown kids who are also professional wildlife biologists.  He has been a falconer for 54 years flying primarily long-wings at prairie grouse. Ralph has been involved in NAFA leadership since 1984 and has served the IAF as Vice President and NAFA representative.

Ralph Rogers - Trustee

Ralph Rogers is a Montana contract wildlife biologist with two grown kids who are also professional wildlife biologists. He has been a falconer for 54 years flying primarily long-wings at prairie grouse. Ralph has been involved in NAFA leadership since 1984 and has served the IAF as Vice President and NAFA representative.