20th Annual NASC
Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Ellary joined CSF in June of 2019 and serves as the Senior Coordinator, Rocky Mountain States and Internal MARCOMM Liaison. Based out of Boise, Idaho, Ellary works closely with the state legislative and gubernatorial sportsmen’s caucus members in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Ellary earned her Master of Science degree from Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, with a concentration in Natural Resources. During her master’s program, Ellary performed research working with hunters, farmers, and forestland owners to understand and quantify their perspectives towards wild pig conflict, impact, and management within Alabama. Prior to graduate school, Ellary earned her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Hawaiʽi at Mānoa. During her undergraduate studies, Ellary worked with local non-commercial anglers to understand and quantify their perspectives towards a hypothetical non-commercial fishing license program within the state. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree, Ellary continued to work on projects related to fisheries management in Hawaiʽi before attending graduate school. Ellary has participated in numerous fieldwork opportunities, including habitat restoration, invasive species removal, white-tailed deer capture, blue-winged teal banding, and wild pig trapping. As a strong advocate of outreach and education, Ellary has taken part in numerous outreach events, exposing people of all ages to the outdoors, hunting, and natural resource management. Currently, Ellary is a member of the National Wild Pig Task Force and serves as a board member of Idaho Sportsmen, a non-profit organization that aims to increase sportsmen access and opportunity throughout the state.
Born and raised in Washington State, Ellary grew up hunting primarily waterfowl and upland game birds. During the summer months, Ellary spent her time fishing and crabbing the coastal waters stretching from northern Washington to Southeast Alaska on her family’s boat.