After the 9 to 5: Man combines passion for education and hunting to create foundation

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) Meet Glen Mayhew. He’s looking quite spiffy at his desk. During the day he works as a dean at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, but after his day job he puts on his hunter’s hat.

Glen is the president of the Tree Stand Safety Awareness Foundation. It’s a 501c3 organization he started back in 2015.

Glen combined his research skills, medical background as a firefighter and paramedic, and passion for hunting to help make it happen.

“I reached out to some of the people in the hunting industry and shared some of my thoughts and ideas and the next thing I know I’m down in Alabama having a meeting with some of the key players in that industry,” said Glen.

As you can probably imagine, this isn’t some small undertaking.

“As we roll up to hunting season it’s literally tens of hours a week. […]There’s plenty of things to keep me busy, but I love being busy,” Glen said.

“Anytime you have a passion for something you find time for it. And Again, I’ve always been a big supporter of doing things in a safe way. I love the education, I’ve been in education for over 30 years now, so combining those two elements and having that passion for it. [..] So I couldn’t ask for anything greater,” he explained.