Congratulation to Troy Tilleraas of Iowa, newly appointed to the Board of Directors as a Director representing Region 2. Troy is no stranger to the Master National having judged the 2019 and 2022 Events and has been a handler at the events may times. Welcome aboard Troy. Learn more about Region 2 Director Troy Talleraas by readibelow.
It is an honor and privilege to be selected again by my fellow dog enthusiasts to be a Director for Region 2. I began in the hunt test games in NAHRA, ran through all the stakes and putting an MHR on my own dog along with my 2 youngest children throwing birds. After the years went by people asked if I would train their dog and along with a full-time career of installing elevators across Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Dakota. Almost 20 years of part time pro trainer I was done and wanted to concentrate on my own dogs and family.
My wonderful wife Niki and I have been married for 30 years, Niki whelps and raises our litters of puppies, does chores and plans to accompany me, to again another great Master National. Our two children DaKota -a veterinarian in New Richmond WI, and Tucker a mechanical engineer with Anderson Windows have all given up many a weekend where I have taken some or all of our current 10 dogs to AKC Master events, NAHRA events, AKC Field Trials, or now SRS Super retriever events. We are blessed with 4 grandchildren from my two oldest Nicolas and Brittany who have Dallas, Wade, and baby girl due in February, and Brianne and Payne who are the parents of Paysen and Ryggen.
I am an avid pheasant hunter. I and Tucker guide for a premier hunting lodge in SD with our dogs we own and 2 others we co-own. We have some work and challenges ahead of us in trying to figure out what is best for the MASTER NATIONAL event. I plan on bringing some new thoughts and representing Region 2 in this endeavor.
Putting on this large of event is a great commitment of work and time! Please reach out and express your concerns on the front end of things-speak up and let’s continue this event to be the showcase of the best hunting dogs.