Program managers develop and implement organizational planning specific to their programs. Directors plan, organize, and execute fundraiser events that are within the overall vision and mission of the Arkansas Freedom Fund (AFF). This includes but is not limited to setting achievable goals, budgeting, managing event deadlines and using best practices. Organizational transparency must be managed and is a vital part of the AFF's relationship with its members and community partners. Program managers must be strategic thinkers able to lead and develop a team that is dedicated to the veterans and the communities they operate in.
South, Central & East Arkansas Cycling (Road and Mountain Bike)
Director Mike Otts
Mike Otts is the South, Central & East Arkansas and Bicycle Manager
Mike Otts works to build, pass out and maintain our Fleet of bikes. Our bikes are provided through a sponsorship and accounts from Advanced Sports Fuji Bikes USA, Kona, Invacare Top End, Dogwood Junction Bike Shop and our AFF Bike Shop Affiliates.
Mike Otts runs Mikes Bike Shop located in Haskell, Arkansas. Other gear available from 4bike-police.com. Mike will assemble and fit new cyclists IAW AFF safety guidelines. Mike participates in many community road bike rides and is an avid cyclist.
Contact Mike for your bike questions. 501-840-4482
Northwest & River Valley Arkansas Cycling (Road and Mountain Bike)
Director Ashley Moss
Assistant Director Christopher Reif
Ashley Moss is the Northwest Arkansas and River Valley (NWARV) Cycling Program Manager.
Please feel free to contact at (913)940-5642
Christopher Reif is the Assistant Northwest Arkansas and River Valley Cycling Program Manager.
Please feel free to contact at (910)303-0504
Both are retired military and located in Fort Smith Arkansas. Together Ashley and Christopher manage the AFF competitive cycling and organized ride teams. They works to build, pass out and maintain our bikes in NWARV.
Ashley and Christopher have both worked with several other national nonprofit organization prior to coming to the AFF
Private Ride & Race Team Facebook page. (You Must be a Ride team member for this no-exceptions)
AFF Ride Team You Tube Channel
Join us on Hookit. Track your individual commitment to your cycling team.
Fishing Program Manager Arkansas
Director Chad Burns
Assistant Director David Brown
Director - Chad Burns
Contact Chad Burns 501-944-0692 for all Fishing with Heroes questions or to sign out the AFF Bass Boat.
Assistant Director - David Brown.
David Brown to check out the AFF Bass Boat. Also for Fishing wanting a guide for the boat.
There are restrictions so contact them for the details.
Rae Brown - Fishing with Heroes questions
Chris Short - Lobo Landing John Pickell Memorial Trout Day and Central Arkansas Fishing
Opportunities for Veterans:
Contact Bob Elliot and Darryl Morris, US Air Force Veterans for fishing trips on Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine. This is discounted when you say you are a AFF Member.
Contact through FamiliyFishingTrips.com
Roger Goodwin at Hooked on Heroes provides fishing opportunities through tournaments in the state. Call Roger at (501) 249-2386 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The United Methodist Mens Group leads the Summer John Pickell Memorial Red River Fishing Day at Lobo Landing.
Arkansas Freedom Fund Golf Program
Program Director (Open)
Assistant Program Director (Open)
The Golf Program Director must be able to fill the position of director as defined above.
The Golf Program is a great way to come together with the community and Arkansas Veterans. The golf program offers equipment that can be checked out by members on a first come first serve basis.
The AFF as relies heavily on your volunteer hours to facilitate these annual events. Please Volunteer or checkout equipment by contacting the golf points of contact below.
Annual Freedom Scramble - Jonathan Wheeler
Contact Jonathan 210-540-9407 for sign up and sponsorship opportunities.
Freedom Fall Scramble - Open, We want to Thank Jack and Mark Ramer for two years of this event they combined over 26000.00 for the AFF.
Red White and Blue Century or a Half - Mickey Spillane
Arkansas Freedom Fund Hiking Program
Hiking Program Director (OPEN)
Hiking & Trail Program Leader Position
If you are interested in filling this position you must be willing to organize hikes that accommodate a broad range of physical abilities and experience. The Hiking & trail program director must be able to fill the position of director as defined above. AFF waivers must be on file for each hike.
Arkansas Freedom Fund Hunting Program
Director Carl Stroble
Assistant Directors Chris Archer
Director Carl Struble USAF Veteran - He manages the Hunting Program and the FIS/AFF Lease. To set up your date call 501-940-1840.
Chris Archer US Army Veteran - A duck and bird specialist at 870-384-0419. Great opportunities for fowl. Works at West Fork Outfitters. Helping to provide great hunt experiences.
The 650 acre hunting lease, in Beardon, Arkansas, has
7 deer stands available on a first come first serve basis. Qualifying veterans also have access to 2 Crossbows.
There is often a waiting list for our hunts so please contact us ASAP to set up your date.
A budgeted part of the AFF is the Martial Arts area. We want to help people achieve their potential. Anthony Smith Sr US Army Retired competes around the globe and is world ranked.
Anthony provides motivational speaking engagements and demonstrations for schools, civic groups and travels extensively throughout the US defending his world championships.
Help us as we help him excel.