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Jay Pinsky is a lifetime outdoor sportsman, storyteller and conservation advocate.

After a successful career in the United States Navy as an award-winning photojournalist, he dedicated his life to conservation.

Jay currently works full-time as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Lord Fairfax Soil and Water Conservation District (LFSWCD) in Strasburg, Virginia and as photojournalist for a variety of local and national publications covering compelling human interest stories and the hunting and firearms industry.

Clients include the National Rifle Association and Tactical-Life.com, a division of Harris Publications showcasing weapons, tactics and the people who use them for work, protection and sport, and Warrenton Lifestyles Magazine.

Jay is the founder of The Green Bow Foundation, a non-profit youth organization dedicated to educating children up to the age of 18 years old about archery, wildlife and conservation. His foundation provides archery equipment, land access and professional mentoring free to its students who earn the privilege of being a Green Bow student through volunteerism projects which improve wildlife habitat in and around their communities.

Jay also founded the Fauquier Veteran’s Bridge Council which petitioned for and facilitates the renaming of bridges in Fauquier County, Virginia after noteworthy military veterans. he is a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and is a Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, and a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer.


Jay was honored to be named a 2015 Hero of Conservation by Field and Stream Magazine, the 2013 Agriculture Journalist of the Year for the Virginia Farm Bureau and the 2004 and 2006 Military Magazine Journalist of the Year. He is also a 2013 Phi Kappa Phi inductee.


2014 Fellow – Virginia Natural Resources Leadership Institute

2013 Master of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech University

2011 Public Affairs Officer Qualification Course, Defense Information School

2005 Bachelor of Science in Communications, Excelsior University

2005 Eddie Adams Barnstorming Workshop

2003 Military Advanced Photojournalism Program, Syracuse University

1999 Journalism, Defense Information School


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