Deke and his family have deep roots in Arkansas. He is an avid sportsman and has a passion for conservation education and its impact on Arkansas.
Deke’s wife, Sarah, is a first grade teacher in Little Rock. They have two beautiful daughters, Cate and Charley. Deke and Sarah love spending time with the girls exploring Arkansas’ outdoors!
Director of Programs
Ruth-Kathryn Rains is a native Arkansan, who recently located to the Little Rock area. She joins the foundation from The West Memphis Chamber of Commerce, where she worked as their Public Relations Coordinator for 3 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from The University of Alabama in 2009, and has worked in the nonprofit community since that time. Her passion for conservation education ties back to her time spent in adult education and literacy. She has only been camping once in her life, but self identifies as an outdoor enthusiast. She currently resides in Conway with two cockapoos, a boxer and her fiancé.