Born and raised south of St. Louis, Michael Coleman grew up playing soccer and hockey, later falling in love with the outdoors. His introduction to the sport of waterfowl followed his high school graduation, and after attending a number of Delta Waterfowl events, he became hooked on the organization’s science-based approach.

Coleman’s background includes a degree in mass communications from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, followed by a valuable career in the point-of-purchase beverage industry where his focus revolved around sales, leadership, and furthering relationships.

As a staunch outdoorsman and area native, he comes to Delta with an extensive understanding of the St. Louis duck scene and a relentless devotion to the future of duck hunting.

“I am very passionate about leaving the world a better place for my two sons and am eagerly awaiting the days when we can enjoy a day together in the field,” Coleman said. “Professionally, I am most excited about helping the St. Louis community come together to put one million more ducks in the air each year.”

After work and on the weekends, you are likely to find him on a body of water, whether that is playing hockey on the ice or fishing, waterskiing, and hunting across the great state of Missouri with his wife and family.

“Of course, family comes first when thinking about what I couldn’t give up, but hockey and hunting are a very close second,” he said. “I thoroughly enjoy a duck blind hunt where breakfast is rolling in the back and mallards are working in the front, but it would be hard for me to pass up a timber hunt at Duck Creek or a layout blind in a field of silhouettes with good company.”

Michael Coleman works for The Duck Hunters Organization from his home base in St. Louis.