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2014 – 2016 DIRECTORS

Cope Bailey 

Cope Bailey has been a member of HSC since 2006 and is currently serving as a Director. He served as Chairman for the Photo Committee along with wife Belinda from 2010 to 2014, and was on the Grants and Shoot for the Troops committees from 2013 to 2014. He was the recipient of HSC’s International Silver Medal (Archery) in 2006, and the HSC Free-Range Whitetail (Archery) Hunting Award in 2011, 2012 and 2014. He is Vice President at Bailey Architects and is married to Belinda (HSC member) and has three year old twins – Aidan and Emma.

Cope is a devoted Archer – both as a hunter and a competitor. He has hunted on three continents, but his strongest passion is for bow hunting White-tailed deer in the United States. When he is not bow hunting, he spends most of his free time training, traveling and competing in archery. He is a former member of the United States Archery Team and currently is a top competitor in bow hunter divisions and has earned numerous State, National, and International Championships.

 

JD Burrows

JD Burrows has been a member of HSC since 2008, and has served as a volunteer on several committees.  Serving on the Membership Committee from 2010 to 2012, he had the pleasure of working the Convention floor and signing up new members.  Having learned so much about the Club while signing up new members, he decided to take on a more prominent role in 2013.  He currently serves as Vice President, and was Silent Auction Chairman for 2014.  He and his wife Angie are also Hunting Awards Sponsors and Gazelles sponsors. 

In professional capacity, JD serves as the Vice President of Marketing for GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, and is responsible for branding, public relations, market analytics and pricing strategies.

He is married to Angie, and has three children Dalton, Trevor and Charlotte.  Interestingly, JD was born and grew up in Zimbabwe.  Until the age of 13, he lived with his family on a small farm outside of Harare; this is where he gained his love for the outdoors.  At every instant he tries to pass this love onto others by being involved in several conservation and education based organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, Woods and Water Kids, Ducks Unlimited, Safari Club International and Legacy Foundation.

 

Dennis Cain 

Dennis Cain, active member in HSC since 1986. President of HSC from 1993 to 1994 and has either chaired or worked on almost every committee since joining until present.

In the past 13 years, Dennis has represented HSC at the annual Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation in Washington, D.C.

A professional career as owner and manager of a medical billing company representing some of Houston and Texas most prestigious hospitals, laboratories, anesthesia and radiology practices since 1976.

In 1964, Dennis graduated from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas with a degree in math and physics. He worked at Cessna Aircraft Company in the engineer department upon graduation. In 1969, he moved to San Antonio, Texas and then Houston in 1976.

Dennis has hunted in Africa, Spain, Canada, Alaska and New Zealand but enjoys his south Texas lease near Laredo with the Laredo Mafia, including Tommy Morrison, as one of the most challenging survival camps.

Presently retired, he living on a horse ranch with wife Valerie near Magnolia, Texas.

 

Deb Cunningham 

Deb Cunningham has been a member of HSC since the early 1980s and became a Life Member in 2000. She served as President of HSC in from 2008 to 2009; President-Elect from 2007 to 2008; Immediate Past President from 2009 to 2010; HSC Director from 2012 to 2014; and HSC Treasurer from 2006 to 2007. She has also served as Gazelles Live Auction Coordinator; Scholarship Committee Secretary, Convention Activities Committee; Co-Chair of Live Auctions; Awards Committee, Grants Committee Chairman and Chairman of the Dan L. Duncan Scholarship Sponsors program.

In addition to her work with HSC, she is a Dan L. Duncan Legacy Scholarship Sponsor, Hunting Awards Sponsor and a Gazelles Luncheon Platinum Sponsor. 

She is an avid hunter and received the HSC Outstanding Huntress of the Year Award in 1999 and the SCI Diana Award in 2002. Deb is a full time mom, grandmother and homemaker.  She also serves on other hunting conservation organizations’ boards and committees such as USSA and SCI. She is a devoted wife to Ralph Cunningham and they have 6 children (including spouses) and 8 grandchildren.