M. Brett Miller - Board Member
Brett Miller’s love of the outdoors was nurtured at a very young age by his Mother’s love of it. Brett was always outdoors watching wildlife. As he got older his interests turned to reading hunting magazine stories, but especially the adventures of Jack O’Connor and his sheep hunts. His favorite cartridge is also the beloved .270. He currently resides in South Jordan and was born in Granger Utah. Brett has 2 children that he loves dearly.
Brett graduated from Granite High school and then with Honors from Utah Technical College with an Associate Degree in Aviation Maintenance. Brett worked in the field for many years maintaining helicopters. He traveled all over the west including Alaska where he lived for two years while doing search and rescue on Mt. McKinley as well as logging with helicopters in SE Alaska. He also lived and worked in Tucson AZ., on Air Care helicopters at University Medical Center before coming back to Utah to work for Life Flight. He was then was asked to be the Director of Aircraft Maintenance for the Salt Lake County Sheriff on their 2 helicopters. Brett is now the Director of Aircraft Maintenance for a local Utah company. He is responsible for maintaining a company owned fixed wing corporate aircraft that travels Worldwide to visit it’s many holdings.
Brett’s father Merrell was on the Utah Board of Big Game Control for 12 years, President of Beehive Wasatch Bowhunters and the Utah Wildlife Federation . He watched his father’s hard work to try and improve Utah’s outdoor heritage. Brett has quietly behind the scenes been involved with wildlife all his adult life, from helping BYU Professor Tom Smith with a habitat study for Bighorn Sheep on Bear Top Mt., signing up to be one of the first Dedicated hunters, and a Dedicated hunter volunteer job coordinator, helping on state of Utah G&F and state of Nevada G&F water fencing and guzzler installation projects, many sheep transplants and captures etc.. Brett was asked by Don Peay to be a part of an exciting idea the Full Curl Society to help put Sheep hunters (the average hard working guy) on the mountain. Brett was on the Committee for the the Full Curl society for 10 years helping dozens of hunters to achieve memories out on the mountain.
Brett was a Lifetime member of Beehive Wasatch bowhunters until he passed his LT. membership on to his son Nevada. He is a Lifetime member of the AZDBSS, NRA, SFW as well as annual member of WSF, MDF and SCI. He has been on numerous sheep hunts with family and friends. One of the many highlights of his life were being on his son Nevada’s Rocky Mt. Bighorn hunt in New Mexico as well as Nevada’s Arctic Red Dall Sheep hunt. He and his daughter in law Ali have helped with sheep captures together. Brett achieved his life long goal of obtaining his FC/GS in 2014. #1834
It is truly my honor to be on the Board for the UWSF. I look forward to working on a statewide Sheep guzzler inspection and maintenance program in conjunction with the UDWR, BLM and other organizations. I appreciate all the efforts of past Board members as well as all the loyal members who donate time and money to help put/keep sheep on the mountain!