LSBA Executive Council

President – Steve Shedd | | 512-496-5424

First and foremost, I serve the Lord, Jesus Christ.  After that I am a husband, a father, and a grandfather.  I retired from the Austin Police Department in 2015 after just over 24 years.  Prior to that I served just under 7 years in the U.S. Army.

I began shooting a bow at a young age, hunting rabbits and such, then went over 20 years without shooting.  I got back into it in the mid 90’s and have hunted primarily with the bow and arrow ever since.  I’ve hunted with crossbow, compound bow, and traditional recurves and longbows.  I am passionate about bow hunting and try to pass that on to everyone I meet.

I have been a member of the LSBA since 2000.  I took a position of Regional Rep’ when I retired in 2015 and now hold the office of president and membership co-chair with my wife Camey.  I am also a Life Member of TBOT, and a Life Member of the North American Hunting Club.

Past President – Dena Kana | | 409-739-2630

Vice President – Kurt Hardin | | 817-682-3809

My passion for archery started when I was 10 years old and making stick bows out of kite string. My dad bought me my first recurve a few months later and my first compound when I was in 7th grade. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with this sport. I joined LSBA in 2014 and served a short time as magazine editor and now I’m honored to serve as VP of our great organization. I enjoy working with each one of our district reps and being a part of something that makes a difference.

Secretary – Dora Cook |

I first joined LSBA in 2012 and served as a regional representative for Region 77.  Archery was completely new to me at that time.  I am still shooting a Mathews Craze and enjoy 3D shoots.  My first and only kill to date  is a small hog taken on a ranch in 3 Rivers, Texas but what I most enjoy about being a member is working TTHA and other events to introduce children, and sometimes adults, to archery.

Treasurer – Danny Deaver | |

(214) 668-2529

I was raised hunting and fishing (salt water) in South Texas with my father and grandfather and I have many fond memories of those times. This gave me an appreciation of being outdoors and I was taught safe and ethical hunting. Both my Dad and grandfather believed in only harvesting animals and fish that they were willing to eat for which to feed their families. I cannot tell you how many times I wanted to “blow away” the blackbirds and crows disturbing my hunt-but the ethics my dad/grandfather always seemed to kick in. I currently work in the IT position (DBA) supporting a HealthCare Claims Processing Software. I started bow hunting in 2007 to extend my bow season and was able to harvest a Whitetail Buck that year. Since then I have added Turkey, Hogs, Fallow Buck, Red Hind, Black Buck doe, Redfish, Gar, and Blackbuck Antelope to the fish and animals that I have harvested by bow. I believe I joined LSBA sometime around 2008 – 2009 to compete in the LSBA 3-D tournaments. I hunt with my compound bow and compete in Traditional 3-D shoots for fun. I have been the LSBA Treasurer since 2012.

LSBA Magazine Editor – Brian Johnson | 


Brian Johnson grew up in Port Neches, TX and graduated from PNG High School. He then moved to Northeast Texas where he graduated from East Texas Baptist University.  Since his college years, Brian has been a faithful dog trainer for duck hunters and pastoring local churches. He is currently the pastor of the Outdoorsman’s Church of Winnie, TX as well as being the owner of Duck Dog Trainer, in fact, Brian is the Duck Dog Trainer! He is happily married to his beautiful wife Dan’Na and enjoys spending time with her and their four children Drew, Caleb, Brianna, and Noah.  When he is not preaching, dog training, or hanging out with his family, you can find Brian somewhere in the great outdoors pursuing wild animals with his bow and arrow.