Prois State Coordinator Spotlight! Introducing Wisconsin State Coordinator, Jennifer Dums

Prois is blessed to have such a great support system in state and province coordinators.  Each coordinator works hard to build the grassroots sisterhood and following for Prois.  Additionally, they work to cultivate a deep sisterhood of female hunters.  These ladies offer such great support to the home office and their accomplishments should be shouted from the mountaintops.  But since weProis Wisconsin State Coordinator Jennifer Dums can’t really shout from the mountaintop from the office, we shall do the next thing!  Blog it!

Introducing Jennifer Dums, Prois Wisconsin State Coordinator.  Jennifer has done a fantastic job in expanding the awareness of the Prois brand as well as building the network of women in the region.  She is active on the Prois Wisconsin State Page and has worked numerous trade shows and WITO events for Prois.  She has boosted sales and essentially functioned as a walking billboard for the company.  Additionally, she STILL tolerates Kirstie Pike and Katherine Grand. We cannot express our appreciation for all she has done!

So…meet Jennifer!

PROIS:  Just a  bit about you…basically where you live, what you do, your  hobbies and loves!
JENNIFER:  I grew up in the UP of Michigan and live in Northern Wisconsin with my  husband, Darren.  I have a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Music  performance and music has always been my passion.  I also have a  strong passion for animals and medicine. I also have an associate’s  degree in veterinary technology and have been working as a licensed  technician for over 10 years in small animal practice.  Hunting and  fishing has been a part of my life since I was a very young girl.  Our  family depended on gardening, gathering, hunting, fishing and  preserving food to sustain our life.  I was an avid angler my whole  life, only taking up hunting after marrying my husband. I have always  loved the idea of growing and harvesting food and knowing exactly  where my meat comes from.  Since my first deer harvest, I have been  hooked on the outdoor lifestyle and the feeling of being able to  provide for myself and my family.   Hunting and fishing has become an  important bonding activity that my spouse and I share. Together, we  have harvested many animals such as deer, wild hog, alligator,  pronghorn, small game, upland and waterfowl.

PROIS: How long have you been on staff with Prois?
JENNIFER:  I have been on staff for 1.5 years.

PROIS:  When did you become a state coordinator?
JENNIFER: I became the WI state coordinator 1 year ago (September, 2016)

PROIS: What have you found to be the most rewarding part of being part of  the Prois Posse?
JENNIFER:  The most rewarding part about being a member of the Prois Posse is the  strong bond of the other women in the group.  We are dedicated to  supporting each other and other female sportswomen. It is a great  feeling to have a group of like minded women to share ideas, tips,  stories, successes, failures and personal struggles with and know that  they will support you unconditionally. We are all on the same side and  stick together.

Secondly, but not any less important.  I am so proud to represent a  company that is so supportive of women in the outdoors.  I joined  Prois because I love the fit, warmth and functionality of the clothing, but I stayed for the sisterhood!

PROIS: What are your ultimate goals as Wisconsin State Coordinator?
JENNIFER:  My two main goals as Wisconsin State Coordinator are:

1. Create a  group of like minded women in the same area to be able to network,  bounce ideas, support each other in our endeavors and get together  occasionally to participate in outdoor activities.

2.Bring awareness  to the women I meet about Prois and why they absolutely need Prois  gear in their lives

PROIS: How do you feel female hunters can continue to band together and  support each other?
JENNIFER:  I think that we all need to remember that we are on the same team.  I  see so many hunters on social media arguing about gear you are using,  shots taken, bow vs gun, and there is so much hostility.  We are all  hunters, we should be supporting each other even though we all do  things differently.  Women especially need to support each other.  We  have a hard enough time making ourselves heard as legitimate  sportswomen and should not be putting others down.  We can do this  publicly on social media by commenting with encouragement, and  positive  motivation.  Also, by joining your state Prois FB page, you  can bond with other women close to you who enjoy the activities in  which you also participate.

PROIS: When did you start hunting?
JENNIFER:  I have been hunting for a little over 10 years.  My husband took me  deer hunting and I shot my first doe on public land.  After that, I  was hooked on providing for myself.

PROIS:  What do you find to be the most rewarding part of hunting?
JENNIFER:  There is a lot of planning and time involved in hunting.  When you are  successful and can harvest an animal you prepared for, it is a great  feeling of personal accomplishment. It is not about trophies, it is  not about the biggest and the best, it is about being personally  successful.  This may mean an animal you have never hunted before,  using a bow for the first time, spending time outdoors with family,  providing a wild turkey Thanksgiving, whatever your goals are.  The  best part, for me,  is enjoying a home cooked meal consisting of the  meat from animals you have harvested and watching my family enjoy it  with me.

 

Prois currently has 22 state and province coordinators on staff.  Their work is tireless and these ladies are all remarkable!  For more information about Prois or becoming a Prois staff member, visit our website at www.proishunting.com.