Melanie Pepper (Life Member) has been a member of HSC since 1996. She is currently serving as HSC President 2013 -2014, is a Co-Chair of the Annual Convention Art Committee, and is a committee member of the Annual Convention Hunting Awards Committee. She served as HSC Director from 2009 -2013, Gazelles Luncheon Chair in 1999 and Co-Chair in 2012, 2005 Annual Convention “Drums of Africa ” Co-Chair, HSC Hunt Coordinator for Operation Orphans in 1999. . She has been involved in various committees for the Gazelles Luncheon since 1997. She was the recipient of the 2008 HSC International Outstanding Huntress of the Year Award, the 2001 HSC President’s Award, and the 1999 Operation Orphans Appreciation Award. She was also a HSC Corporate Sponsor from 2005 to 2008.
In addition to her work with HSC, she is a charter member of the NRA Women’s Leadership Council, served on the Host Committee for the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum in 2011, and was Co-Chair for the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum Luncheon in 2013. She married in South Africa (1997) to husband John, HSC Past President and Life Member.
Kevin Comiskey has been a member of HSC since 2006 and upgraded to a Life Membership in 2012. He has served as an HSC Director from 2009-2012, Convention Silent Auction Chairman and Shoot for the Troops Sponsor and Committee Member in 2012, a Gazelles Sponsor from 2011-2013, Corporate Sponsor from 2008-2009, a Corporate Sponsor Committee Member from 2007-2008. As President Elect, he is currently serving as the 2014 Convention Chairman, a Hunting Awards Sponsor and Gazelles Sponsor.
Other membership affiliations he holds or has held include Houston Livestock & Rodeo – Life Member, HLS&R Breeders Greeters Committee – Vice Chairman, Texas Wildlife Association – Team Houston Chairman Emeritus, The Children’s Fund – Member and Board Member Emeritus.
He is a Partner and Senior Vice President of Brady, Chapman, Holland & Associates – Insurance & Risk Management. He is married to Jenny (HSC Member) and has 3 sons: Cameron (8, HSC Member), Colton (8, HSC Member) and Chase (5, HSC Member).
Immediate Past President
Gene Human grew up on Galveston Bay and has been an outdoorsman his entire life. He joined HSC in 1995 and upgraded to Life Member in 2001. Gene served HSC as Vice President from 2007-2008, Membership Chairman from 2008-2009, Director from mid-2008 through mid-2010, Convention Chairman for the 2010 HSC Annual Convention, Program Director from 2010-2012 and from 2013-2014 and as HSC President from 2012-2013. Gene is currently the immediate Past President for 2013-2014. He has also served HSC as a Youth Hunter Guide for HSC’s Youth Hunter Program and was an inaugural Corporate/Scholarship Sponsor of which he has been a contributing member for 9 years. Gene has attended 14 of the last 15 conventions having missed one convention while hunting Lord Derby Eland in Cameroon. Gene has been a Convention volunteer for the past 9 years. He is a licensed private pilot and has been licensed to practice law for 29 years. He is currently the sole shareholder of The Human Law Firm. Gene has been married to Robin Elizabeth Human for 33 years. Together they have two wonderful daughters, Auburn Elizabeth and Rebecca Leigh and a little hunting buddy grandson, Sebastian.
JD Burrows has been a member of HSC since 2008, and has served as a volunteer on several committees. Serving on the Membership Committee (2010-2012) he had the pleasure of working the Convention Floor and signing up new members. Having described the benefits of HSC to countless new prospects, he decided to take on a more prominent role in 2013. He currently serves as Director, and is Convention 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, & Legacy Foundation.
Mark has been a Life Member since 2005, served as a Director of HSC since 2009, and has been acting as Grants Committee Chairman since 2012.
Jerry Henderson is a founding member and Past President of HSC. He currently serves as Secretary and the 2014 Exhibits Chairman.