Phil Taunton, Southeast District Director

TauntonHometown: Emporia
Occupation: Volunteer, retired BNSF railroad employee, freelance writer, host of the weekly radio show KVOE What’s in Outdoors (, and outdoor-related activities instructor at Flint Hills Technical College  through its Community Connections series.
Leadership roles: Lyon County Hunter Education Area Coordinator, National Archery in the School NASP, 4-H archery shooting sport instructor, Prairie Walk tour leader for Symphony in the Flinthills, board member of Southeast Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo and Missouri-Kansas Region of the National Shoot to Retrieve Association, rules and judging instructor for the Mo-Kan. Region of NSTRA, and active in environment education programs such as ECO-Meets and Environthons as well as  No Child Left Inside and Green School initiatives.