Tom Opre

Shepherds of Wildlife Society (TM)


A film director, cinematographer, television producer, and wildlife conservationist, Tom Opre has made educating the public on wildlife conservation and stewardships issues a main priority. As the past president of the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), he has worked to help other outdoor communicators and industry leaders understand and present a unified message regarding the top issues facing wildlife conservation today.

Since 1990, Opre has produced and/or directed national television commercial projects for Fortune 500 companies, feature films and episodic television. In 2015, he wrapped a seven year prime-time run on NBC Sports producing the highest rated, award-winning, television show in the outdoor fieldsports genre Eye of the Hunter. HIs latest project, Killing the Shepherd, is a documentary feature film telling the story of a rural indigenous community in Zambia and their struggle to survive, attempting to realize benefits from their hard word in wildlife and habitat conservation. The film has been selected by 38 film festivals world-wide and won 20 major awards including: best feature documentary; best indigenous film; best human rights film; and best humans & nature film. Moving forward, Opre’s vision is to give a voice to rural indigenous communities around the world.

Today, he serves on two non-profit boards including African Children’s Schools and Shepherds of Wildlife Society™. As the founder of the Shepherds of Wildlife Society, a 501,(c)(3), a non-profit, he has dedicated his life to a mission to educate the broader public about the critical importance of modern day wildlife conservation and habitat stewardship by re-connecting modern society to Nature.

Opre lives in the Flathead Valley of Montana with is wife Olivia; a travel specialists and wildlife advocate, and their four children.