[Eric Bakken] President (eric.bakken@thefallenoutdoors.com)

My name is Eric Bakken. I was born and raised in Minnesota now living in Washington state. I joined the United States Army at 20 years old. I have a wonderful wife named Nikki and a beautiful daughter named Finnley. Finnley is named after my best friend (Eric Finniginamm) who was killed in Afghanistan our first tour in 2009. I served in the army for almost 8 years as a 11B infantry. During that time, I deployed serval times for operation enduring freedom along with attending schools and holding most leadership positions in an infantry line platoon. I left the Army in 2015 to pursue my dream of growing The Fallen Outdoors to its full potential. TFO started back in 2009 on a top of a remote outpost in Afghanistan. From there 3 soldiers SSG John Bates, Spc Eric Finniginamm and Spc Eric Bakken saw it through. Year after year we grew and expanded. Putting in every extra second we had while on active duty and today we are serving more than 2000 veterans a year a crossed is great nation. What started off as a simple idea to help veterans get outdoors has transformed into a lifestyle that the TFO nation lives and breathes daily. I myself am an avid outdoorsman and have been my whole life. From Fishing to big game and everything in between. My priority being waterfowl hunting. I love everything about the outdoors and most of all I like sharing it with people that have not yet found that passion or simply cannot afford to buy the equipment to get started. One thing I wanted to strive for when I built TFO was that I wanted it to be open to all veterans of all branches and backgrounds. I have seen too many great men and women left behind because they didn’t meet a certain criteria and I will not follow suit. If you served honorably you are my brother and sister. I do not care how long you served, what branch, what job, combat or garrison. Wounded or untouched. TFO is here for you and I am here for you! As for what I am doing now that I am out of the army well run TFO and I am a full time student at the Art institute of Seattle studying film production so that on day I can help tell the world about all the great men and women I’ve met along my journey.



[Tim Adams] Vice President (tim@thefallenoutdoors.com)

My name is Tim Adams and I am currently the Vice president of The Fallen Outdoors. I am married to my wife Jody and have two children Timmy and Marissa. I was born at Castle AFB, Ca. as my dad was stationed there at the time. I grew up in a small town in eastern Washington State called Medical Lake. I grew up hunting, fishing, camping, playing sports and enjoying the outdoors. After graduating from Medical Lake High School in 1986 I went on to play baseball at Spokane Falls Community College. I enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in the summer of 1989. After enlisting in the Coast Guard and after basic training I was stationed onboard the Coast Guard Cutter Decisive based out of St.Petersburg, Fl. After 20 months onboard I went off to Aviation Survival man/Helicopter Rescue Swimmer school and graduated in November of 1991. After graduation I spent the next 19 years in Puerto Rico, Astoria, Or., Kodiak, Ak. and the Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, WA. Port Angeles is where I currently live and call home.


[Branden Trager] Treasurer (treasurer@thefallenoutdoors.com)

My name is Branden Trager .  I was born and raised in Chillicothe MO, where I hunted and fished with friends                                                                                and family from the age of 10 tell I joined the Army at age 19.  I have been Active Duty for the past 21 years, I have been stationed all over this great nation and I am proud to call the Pacific Northwest home.  I have been stationed in Vancouver, WA for the past several years and plan to retire in the area. As Eric Bakken was transitioning out of the Army I was introduced to him and we became friends, since then we have worked to grow The Fallen Outdoors.  The Fallen Outdoors has become a passion for me and gives the confidence that I will never loose my community of brothers and sisters in arms.  I am an avid waterfowl hunter and fisherman, my greatest joy is bringing other Veterans along to experience the adventure of the hunt.