JOHN ARMAN - John Arman was born and raised in North Dakota and has spent his entire life living in the Bismarck area. As a teacher for the Bismarck Public School District John has the opportunity to share his enthusiasm of the outdoors with many young people and to teach them the importance of conservation and game management. Teaching has also allowed him to construct after school programs centered on the fundamentals of archery; therefore, introducing the sport of shooting and bowhunting to many of our future outdoorsmen/women.
In the summer, John enjoys spending time with his wife Teri and his two children, Colton and Shelby. John and his family also attend roping events, enjoy trail riding and relaxing at their ranch cabin where they like to cast a fishing line into their favorite fishing hole. Throughout his career he has established a reputation for being a well rounded outdoorsmen and a promoter of the hunting industry. His passion for Bowhunting is represented by his desire to share with others his outdoor knowledge. John is also thankful for having the opportunity and the privilege of harvesting various animals in numerous states and Canada.
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KURT SCHIRADO - Kurt is a life long native of Bismarck, North Dakota and grew up fishing and hunting in and around the Missouri River area. Kurt's passion for the outdoors has him involved with numerous related functions and traveling to other areas of the country just to encounter a new outdoor experience. Whether it's jigging for walleyes on the Missouri River, trolling for Lake Trout in Canada, bow hunting elk in Idaho or hunting whitetails in North Dakota; he strives for excellence and always tries to learn from his experiences.
At the age of fifteen Kurt enrolled in local Tae Kwon Do classes and by the age of nineteen he honorably received his 1st degree black belt. By age twenty, along with his two brothers, they owned and operated their own Martial Arts studio. Over the next thirteen years Kurt instructed classes, achieved his 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and to this day he continues to make physical fitness a part of his every day life.
Since 1998 he has actively taken footsteps towards a career in the outdoors bringing him to present day. Kurt is an active Pro Staff member for Hoyt, Blacks Creek and Lowrance Electronics and has been featured in a full page add for Realtree Outdoors which has been highlighted in such magazines as; In-fisherman, Walleye Insider, and Deer & Deer Hunting. Other magazines such as Midwest Outdoors and Dakota Outdoors have also featured outdoor related articles.
Kurt is presently the Rental/Warehouse manager with Prairie Rose Construction Supply Inc. in Bismarck, ND. They supply contractors with almost everything you can think of to with concrete... except the concrete. They have locations in Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks and now in Williston.
In the off season Kurt enjoys traveling the upper Midwest to sport shows doing public speaking seminars to other outdoor enthusiasts interested in learning more about both hunting and fishing. Most of Kurt’s seminars focus on big game hunting, archery tactics and techniques use to find and catch those finicky walleyes.
"A special thanks to my wife Cindy for her support".
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JASON WRIGHT - Jason has spent his entire life living in Bismarck, North Dakota, educating himself about the great outdoors, and credits his dad, Jim Wright, for taking the time to teach/show him what the outdoors has to offer. With the help of other outdoor enthusiasts, quality outdoor magazines and countless hours of research afield he has become quite knowledgeable in the areas of hunting and fishing. Whether the topic is decoying wary Canada Geese in December or pitching 1/8-ounce jigs to shallow cold front walleyes in May; he is eager to share his knowledge with any outdoor enthusiast. He also credits the various opportunities to work with and promote some of the industry leaders such as Toyota Motor Company, Scheels All Sports, Hoyt Bows, Lowrance Electronics, and many others who have helped him get to where he is today.
Jason also dedicates much of his time to being a 6th Grade Teacher with the Bismarck Public School District in North Dakota. As a teacher he grasps every opportunity to share his enthusiasm of the outdoors with many young people and to teach them the importance of conservation and game management. Teaching has also allowed him to spend his summers fishing tournaments; although, he has been successful throughout the years, he admits it's the learning/commaraderei that takes place from pre-fishing to the actual tournament days that Jason feels is the most rewarding.
He also enjoys the time spent afield or afloat with his wife Carrie of fifteen years, 9 year-old daughter Brynn, and 4 year old daughter Myah who also enjoys the great outdoors. "My wife and daughters are my greatest supporters and without their support and excitement of my outdoor achievements my adventures wouldn't be as rewarding," said Jason. "Whether I am fishing a tournament, or just trying to outwit a prairie pronghorn, if my family isn't supporting my endeavors then my head isn't in the game."
Jason's expectations are to help those through his enthusiasm and knowledge that are novices in the outdoors to grow and understand the wealth of benefits received while watching a young person catch his/her first fish or the feeling of growth as a true sportsman. He also enjoys learning from those that have been life long learners during their many years of hunting and fishing.
His enthusiastic promotions of the outdoors is easily recognized through speakinng engagements, outdoor magazine articles, and while just hanging out at the local archery complex, sport shows, and even during weekly shopping trips to Scheels All Sports. And, you can often hear what Jason is up to each Friday at 5:35 PM on Dakota Prairie Outdoors Radio.
"During the past 10 years I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with two very close friends as well as many others who have helped to create countless memories of which most have been captured on video and will be shared/reminisced with friends and family for years to come. And, a special thanks to all those people that I have encountered throughout my travels and experiences with Ultimate Outdoor Adventures TV!"
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Although we may not have a “pro-staff” participating with TEAM UOA, we do have an extended support of Friends which have been a successful part of our show. This extended family has played an important role as they share their outdoor adventures with you via Ultimate Outdoor Adventures TV. Be on the lookout for our participationg "Friends of TEAM UOA" within broadcast shows, photo gallery and at speaking engagements during sport shows.
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