Growing up in Southwestern Pennsylvania provided Jamie Susslin with many fond memories. From getting her first BB gun at 6 years of age, to catching her first fish with a homemade fishing pole fashioned out of a stick and an old hook and line that she found, to firing her first .22 caliber rifle (that she still has), along with the first target she ever shot at the range, these cherished memories are special to her and she knows they have helped to foster the passion she has for the outdoors.
Jamie has taken many species on several continents both with a rifle and a bow. She also has a passion for all types of fishing, especially fly fishing.
Jamie owned a promotions company that specialized in fundraising through raffles and auctions for conservation and hunting organizations. She was the perfect fit for that business because of her engaging personality, and her passion and dedication to the preservation of habitat and the right to hunt.
Serving as a speaker at the opening ceremonies of the Wild Sheep Foundation’s annual national convention and conducting a seminar at the Safari Club International’s national convention, have given Jamie the experience to deliver a clear and concise message, while being personable, entertaining and connecting with her audience. Because of these attributes, Jamie was chosen to host the successful TV series, “The Ultimate Sportsman”. She has also appeared on episodes of “Safari Hunter’s Journal”, “Dead Meat” and “The Sporting Chef”, along with various local news media productions. She is also one of the featured women in the wildly popular book, “Chicks with Guns”, written and photographed by Lindsay McCrum.
Jamie is currently a very successful REALTOR® in the Sacramento region. She is president of her community wine club, and she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Safari Club.
Jamie is a passionate home cook. She loves to entertain and has hosted several wild game dinners in her home using the game she has taken in the field. She attended a cooking school where she studied the cooking styles of many different cultures. When Jamie’s not in the field or working, you’re sure to find her in the kitchen.
Jamie has enjoyed success in many fields. She loves a challenge (she’s even been charged by a rhinoceros), so you never know what’s in store for her next big adventure!