BirdDog was started by a couple of friends who saw a need to simplify the way Hunters and aspiring hunters search for and book hunting experiences. While many commercial outfitters and landowners offer hunts for specific types of game, BirdDog sees an opportunity to partner with them to allow Hunters to browse many different kinds of hunts. We cater to individual Hunters, father/son and mother/daughter Hunters, and corporate hunting groups. Our highest goal is to ensure a fantastic experience for Hunters and ranch owners alike, and to do so we've assembled a team that includes some of the very best in the industry.
Jonathan Lusk, Co-Founder
Jonathan grew up in North Texas on a fish farm where he developed a love for the outdoors. Upon graduation from Texas A&M, he joined the workforce, married his college sweetheart, and began a family. After completing his MBA at Rice, he worked on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs and then launched his own finance company. Jonathan now resides in Washington, TX where he lives on a little piece of land with his wife, Kat, and kids, Jackson, Sam, and Charlotte. They enjoy fishing, hunting, and being outdoors.
Taylor Jackson, Co-Founder
Taylor’s love for nature and conservation was cultivated both in practice and in literature. His most formative outdoor experiences were whitetail hunting in the Hill Country and fly fishing in the Ozarks. Taylor holds a bachelor’s Texas A&M and a Master’s in Theology from TEDS. He owns a residential construction company and previously ran construction for ICON Technologies, a construction tech startup. He is married with kids, and while he enjoys his work, he’s really just trying to get lost in nature.
Rogers is a seasoned entrepreneur, with over 20 years of investing experience. As a founder of multiple companies, ranging from the real estate to the memorabilia space, Rogers considers his secret weapon to be his eye for talent. As fate would have it, Rogers made his first investment in the world of Venture Capital in 2012, in Mizzen + Main. He fell in love with the idea of connecting the dots in the world of VC, and has since become one of Texas' most active investors. After over a decade of investing in deals ranging from CPG to SaaS, Rogers founded Morrison Seger Venture Capital Partners. "MoSe" quickly made a name for themselves, with early-stage investments in companies ranging from tequila to trading cards, and have been able to add a new layer of experience to venture capitalism.
Ryan is an experienced executive-level technologist with a proven track record spanning multiple companies and decades. His tenure at Ebay and PayPal included responsibilities in Global Operations, Global Finance, Global Technology, and Global Software as a Service. As CIO at Rackspace, Ryan successfully led large global technology organizations, delivering business-critical systems and services to revenue-driving business units.
Colt is a University of Texas football great, and an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Pat is a Texas country music legend.
Roger is a Texas country music star and the pride of Corpus Christi.
Macy is a wildlife biologist, avid outdoorsman, naturalist, and fifth generation landowner. After earning a Wildlife Ecology degree from Texas A&M University in 1992, Macy worked for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in South Texas for ten years. Demand from landowners in other regions of Texas led Macy to start his own private consulting business, Spring Creek Outdoors. Macy is a graduate of the King Ranch Advanced Ranch Management program and is the recipient of several industry awards, including the Hunter Heritage Foundation Wildlife Industry Leadership & Development Award as Private Property Protector of the Year, and the two time recipient of the Texas Deer Association’s President’s Appreciation Awards.
Bob, the "Pond Boss," is a private sector fisheries biologist in his 42nd of year helping people design, build, stock, and manage private fishing lakes nationwide. He's also editor of the nationally distributed Pond Boss magazine which is in its 30th year of publication teaching people to be better stewards of their land and water.
Rob graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a degree in Rangeland Ecology and Management. He began his wildlife career as the Biologist for the Dallas based Jones family, and he still manages their properties in Kansas, Missouri, and Texas. In 2013, he opened Grainger Ranch Recruiting where he staffs farms and ranches with top end employees. He also has his real estate license and helps clients with farm and ranch transactions across the state.
Bryce owns Triple Play Outfitters, a respected hunting and fishing outfit in Texas. He grew up in a small rural town south of Houston, and then played baseball at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. After earning an MBA at Texas State, he started Triple Play which helps hunters find hunting opportunities and assists ranch owners with their management programs.
Molly is a rental property expert and business owner. She loves the hospitality industry and is a booking platform guru.