Trainer joined the Delta Waterfowl Board of Directors in February 2019.
He was raised in Milwaukee and has lived for the past 22 years in Houston. Trainer is retired from Gyrodata Inc., an oil service firm based in Houston which provides down-hole surveying and directional drilling services to the worldwide oil and gas industry. He serves on the boards of both Gyrodata and Schroeder-Manatee Inc., a real estate development company in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. He holds a registered representative license with Carl M. Henning Inc., a securities brokerage firm in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Trainer was introduced at age 10 to duck hunting on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin by his grandfather, and has been an avid enthusiast of hunting and conservation ever since. As a young man, he frequently hunted with his uncle, David Uihlein, a former Delta director. Uihlein introduced him to Delta Waterfowl, and Trainer has been a member since he was in his 20s.
“I feel strongly aligned with and supportive of Delta’s mission to boost duck production through through research, Predator Management, Hen House expansion and advancing Working Wetlands in North America,” Trainer said. “In addition, I fully support protecting the tradition of waterfowling through hunter advocacy and recruitment.”