S3DA Names Stephanie Eastwood as Oklahoma State Coordinator

Scholastic 3-D Archery has named Stephanie Eastwood as the new S3DA Oklahoma State Coordinator. As the State Coordinator, Stephanie will oversee all aspects of the S3DA program in Oklahoma, including events, instructor training courses, and dividing the state into regions to allow S3DA participants multiple monthly competition venues as close as possible to their home location. Stephanie will recruit and hire Regional Coordinators to oversee and manage these individual regions.

Stephanie was born and raised in Michigan on a small family farm. Stephanie graduated from Ivy Tech State College of South Bend, Indiana with her Associates Degree in Applied Health Sciences and became an R.N. For a while, she resided in Indiana in the Michiana area where she met and married her husband, Scott. Her family members are avid outdoorsmen and women who have hunted their entire lives to provide food for the family so Scott fit right in as he has been a lifelong outdoorsman as well as a competitive archer. Together, they have raised a blended family of three children. They relocated to Eastern Oklahoma in 2010 to be closer to Stephanie’s parents and live in a more rural area that would offer the same opportunities for their kids as they had growing up. Stephanie has been a lifelong equestrian and competed intermittently in various disciplines. She wanted to instill that same love of horses into her children. In 2011, Steph and Scott welcomed a daughter, who is absolutely in love with archery.

Stephanie said, “In my upbringing and throughout my life I have held a comfort and familiarization with fishing, hunting and firearm handling, as well as education and discipline in ethical hunting, fishing, and conservation. My youngest daughter has been my inspiration and leading motivation for me to acquire S3DA certification, USA Archery Level 2 Instructor certification, and the continuation of my education in archery. She has been driven to partake in archery for three years now and I discovered we have a long commute to even be close to any archery ranges, indoor or outdoor. I have discovered the limited availability of archery not only within our location, but statewide and I am on a mission to change that.”

Stephanie has made it a personal goal to promote archery and more specifically, S3DA, everywhere that she goes. Her husband has been assisting her with establishing a small home range, which is now the home of her S3DA team called, Next Arrow Archery. She provides instructions and encourages youth in the area to join her team. Her goal is to grow and establish archery programs state-wide for youth and their families. She stated, “I am passionate about our youth having the opportunities and exposure to participate in archery in any discipline they choose, and I want them to have more opportunities in conservation education & activities readily available within their communities. I want our youth to understand that college scholarships are available and show families that their children can go to college on an archery scholarship. I look forward to working with my fellow Oklahomans & S3DA to grow archery within our state and I am eager and available to assist.”