South Carolina Waterfowl Association
The South Carolina Waterfowl Association exists to enhance and perpetuate South Carolina's wildlife heritage through education and waterfowl habitat conservation.
David J. Wielicki
Chapter Development Director
Mac Bagnal accepted the full time position of SCWA Director of Chapter Development on June 4, 2004. Mac became interested in SCWA in 1996 when he was asked to join his local SCWA committee. In 2002, the committee elected Mac to become chairman of Clarendon SCWA Chapter. His passion to help raise money for SCWA's programs and Camp Woodie landed him a job in June of 2004. Mac believes in SCWA's mission to Conserve, Enhance, and Perpetuate our waterfowl heritage. Mac is an avid outdoorsman who loves to hunt and fish. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his son Donald McQueen III (Trey) and daughter Mary McKenzie, and his wife Lisa. His duties at SCWA include assisting Chapter Chairman and volunteers with fund raising event planning and implementation, strategic planning and fund raising budget development and assisting Camp Woodie and other SCWA departments. Mac invites each SCWA member to become active with their local SCWA Chapter Committee. To get involved give him a call at 803-938-3145.
David Wielicki founded the South Carolina Waterfowl Association (SCWA) on December 16, 1986. He has served as the Executive Director of SCWA since the organization's inception. David graduated with honors degree in Wildlife Management from Auburn University in 1983. During his undergraduate and graduate studies he spent three years in Manitoba, Canada assisting waterfowl researchers on waterfowl and wetland ecology projects and conducting his own research on aspects of mallard nutrition during the summer molting period. David's research was funded by the Delta Waterfowl Foundation and he received his Master of Science degree from the University of Manitoba. David worked for Ted Turner managing over 2,000 acres of coastal rice field impoundments prior to founding the South Carolina Waterfowl Association. David has over 25 years of experience as a waterfowl biologist and manager. David grew up in North Alabama hunting and fishing with his father Tony Wielicki. David is an avid waterfowl hunter and fisherman who enjoys sharing the outdoors with his father, wife Joette and two children, Gracie and Tony. His duties at SCWA include Association management, strategic planning, fund raising and waterfowl management.
Jennifer McNeely was hired at the South Carolina Waterfowl Association in November of 2011. While she grew up as a city girl in Raleigh, NC, Jennifer has grown accustomed to the laid back atmosphere and outdoor lifestyle in Clarendon County, SC. Jennifer originally became involved with SCWA as a volunteer and Committee member for the Clarendon Chapter in 2008 and fell in love with the organization and it's cause.
Thomasyne Hipp was hired at South Carolina Waterfowl Association in March 2008. She is in charge of Fundraising and Membership Services. She grew up in Manning, SC, where she spends a great deal of time on the lake with her family and friends. Thomasyne loves to read and collect books. She also enjoys learning how to cook old and new recipes. She's not one of the usual outdoorsy types that work at SCWA, but she believes the work this amazing organization has done for the past 29 years has been a great contributor to wildlife conservation efforts.
Fundraising & Membership Services Coordinator
Ed Paul is the Education Director for SCWA and the Wildlife Education Center. He was born and raised here on Lake Marion as an avid outdoorsman. Ed was hired on full-time with SCWA as the Camp Woodie Director in February of 2011. Since the age of 12 he has been a part of SCWA and Camp Woodie as a camper, counselor in training, camp counselor, a shooting instructor, a wood duck technician, agricultural technician, and waterfowl hunting guide. Though, he had been many things here at the Association, he longed to be a larger part of the Wildlife Education Center and Camp Woodie. In 2012-present, Ed along with the other staff members and supporters of SCWA grew Camp Woodie attendance to record heights each year, and used that momentum to start a school year program “Camp Leopold” making the Wildlife Education Center a year round youth and environmental education program. Ed played four years of collegiate baseball at Francis Marion University, and graduated with a business degree with a focus in Management. His education, sports and outdoor experiences have prepared him for the challenge of leading the Wildlife Education Center youth programs. He is married to Leslie Paul (youth minister at the Presbyterian Church in Manning) who also loves the outdoors and working with youth. They have two sons Edsel and Logan. Ed’s role in the organization is to ensure a safe and quality experience for all youth who attend programs at SCWA. He also, focuses on potential sponsorships and funding for the organization by working closely with each chapter of SCWA, and other outdoor enthusiast who support the mission of passing on our waterfowl and wildlife heritage through education.
Joe joined the SCWA team in May of 2012 as a Wildlife Technician. Growing up in rural upstate New York, Joe quickly fell in love with the outdoors - leading to his decision to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry. After graduating in 2011, Joe worked at a flyfishing ranch in New Mexico as a guide, but felt the calling to come back East, where he was hired by SCWA. It has been an extremely rewarding experience to work in the field of conservation, as well as teach the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts about the importance of the natural world.
Director of Operations
Justin Grider started working for the South Carolina Waterfowl Association in May of 2013, shortly after finishing a Wildlife Ecology and Management degree at Auburn University. His passion for the outdoors developed at an early age while growing up in the foothills of the Appalachians in Northeast Alabama. It was there he began developing his love for hunting and fishing. Justin’s love for the outdoors led him to pursue a career that allowed him to share his passion for hunting and fishing with others, in hopes that he could help to pass on the hunting and fishing heritage to future generations of outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen. His position as Camp Woodie Director of Operations allows him to do just that. So, it is with great pride that he accepts and appreciates the opportunity to be an instrumental part in the lives of so many youth. He is fortunate enough to have the love and support of his beautiful wife, Hannah, who also loves the outdoors and tolerates his long hours at work and in the field.
Director of Operations
Jonathan Patrick started working for the South Carolina Waterfowl Association in February of 2015. He grew up in Clarendon County and has a great love for farming and the outdoors. He was previously a counselor at Camp Woodie before getting his Associate's Degree in Applied Science & Natural Resource Management from Central Carolina Technical College. JP recently became engaged to Allison Ross. He has a great respect for South Carolina Waterfowl Association's goal in maintaining and enhancing South Carolina's natural habitats.