Elk NetworkMeet your new Regional Directors

Volunteer Newsletter | January 29, 2024

Get to know Sam Silacci and Dan McClain, RMEF’s newest RDs

Name: Sam Silacci

State/Region: Western South Dakota / Western Nebraska

Family (two-legged or four): Wife (Hilary), Son (Greyson) & Dog (Lucky)

Favorite outdoor activities: hunting, fishing, camping, mountain biking, jeeping or any other adventurous outdoor activities.

Goals for your state/region: To keep pushing the fundraising efforts of South Dakota to new levels and get Nebraska back in the fundraising game.

Why did you want to work for RMEF: I have been a volunteer, chairman and state chair over the past 12 years and truly believe in the RMEF mission.  So, it was an easy choice to come work for this organization.

I enjoy working side by side with the volunteers passionate about the mission of this organization!


Name: Dan McClain 

State/Region: Western Colorado

Family (two-legged or four): Lovely wife, Janine. Yellow Lab, Pearl. Vizsla, Maggie. German Wirehaired Pointer, Felix.

Favorite outdoor activities: archery hunting (pretty much anything), upland bird hunting, flyfishing, hiking, camping, running, triathlons

Goals for your state/region: Bring more awareness to and increase public knowledge of Colorado hunting ballot initiatives. Increase revenue by driving memberships up, acquiring new sponsors and boosting banquet proceeds.

Why did you want to work for RMEF: I firmly believe in the RMEF mission statement. My love of hunting and conservation have become very important in my life. To be a small part of an organization that shares the same beliefs and has the same aspirations, just on a much larger scale, is a dream come true. Combining what I do best with what I love to do the most is the perfect storm!