Joe Betar – Executive Director
Joe is an operations, marketing and sales executive with an extensive background in the outdoor industry. From 2006 to 2012, he served as Vice President/COO and later as President, of Texas Trophy Hunters Association. Prior to that, Joe was with Kinetic Concepts, Inc. for 10 years, where he helped lead the clinical programs, strategic development, sales planning and marketing departments for the global medical technology company.
Most recently, he served as a management and marketing strategist for businesses within the hunting, shooting, fishing and outdoor television space. Joe has been affiliated as a member, liaison, committee member or board member for Texas Outdoor Writers Association, Professional Outdoor Media Association, Southeastern Outdoor Press Association, Safari Club International, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Rifle Association, Texas Outdoor Partners and Something More Safaris. Joe and his wife Charlotte relocated to Houston from San Antonio. They have 3 sons — Joshua, Zachary and Christopher.
In his role as Executive Director, Joe provides leadership and management of all operational units, member relations, programs and external relationships for Houston Safari Club. In addition, Joe serves as Executive Director of HSC’s charitable arm, the American Conservation and Education Society (ACES).
Joe can be reached at the HSC office by phone at 713-623-8844 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Tara Anderson – Membership Coordinator
Tara is a native Houstonian from Cypress who graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a degree in Communication Disorders. She grew up in a military family who all shared a passion for hunting. Going to her family’s hunting lease as a child and fishing with her brothers gave Tara an early appreciation for the outdoors.
After graduation, Tara worked for the Nacogdoches County Attorney until moving back to Houston where she pursued telecommunication sales and recruiting for certain oil and gas companies. Between these positions, she learned how to work under stressful situations and how to also maintain relationships with different types of people.
Since coming to Houston Safari Club in December 2013, Tara assisted with many aspects of the 2014 Convention, maintains the daily clerical duties in the office and handles the online Membership Database . She can be reached at the HSC office at 713-623-8844 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scarlett Darby – Director of Publications and Marketing
Scarlett is a native Houstonian from Memorial who graduated with a degree in Communications from the University of Houston. She grew up in a family with a love for the outdoors. Numerous hunting and fishing trips at a young age rubbed off on her and planted the seed early for her appreciation of nature.
After beginning her career in the legal field, the opportunity to get back to her love of the outdoors presented itself when Greg Rodriguez at Global Adventure Outfitters, Inc. offered her a position. There she gained experience in designing marketing materials for clients and coordinating exhibits for GAO’s presence at national hunting tradeshows. The opportunity of working with outfitters from all over the world has given her vital insight to the global hunting industry.
Scarlett now oversees the publication of the Hunter’s Horn and Bush Telegraph, handles marketing for the Club, and assists with the Convention live auctions. She can be reached at the HSC office 713-623-8844 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Jessica Welch - Office Manager
Originally from Colorado, Jessica moved to Texas in middle school. She attended Texas A&M University and graduated in 2008 with a degree in English. During her time in College Station she gained valuable experience in journalism as a writer for the campus newspaper, The Battalion.
After graduation, she worked for a website company in College Station where she designed, hosted, and maintained websites for car dealerships around the country. She moved to Houston in 2009 and for four years helped manage a medical office. When she was offered the chance to work for the Houston Safari Club, she jumped at the opportunity.
Employed by HSC since December 2012, Jessica helps with many different facets of the organization – handling grants requests, serving as the Exhibits Coordinator, managing registration for all HSC events, and maintaining the HSC website and Facebook page, just to name a few. She can be reached at the HSC office at 713-623-8844 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.