Mark was born and raised in central Georgia where he accredits his grandfather for instilling his passion for the outdoors and hunting. Since he was seven years old carrying a toy shotgun around while his grandfather was bird hunting. Mark dreamed of a career in the hunting industry. In 2002 his lifelong dream was realized when he founded one of the Midwest’s premier whitetail deer hunting operations. Midwest Whitetail Adventures specializes in giant whitetail deer in the heart of Kansas.
Mark has had the fortunate opportunity to hunt many celebrities including: Chuck Adams, Larry Weisum, Michael Waddell, Ryan Klesko, JT Hardin, Jason Irish and John and Gina Brunson.
Mark has always enjoyed filming his hunts. He has been featured on Southern Wood and Water TV, Addicted to the Outdoors with John and Gina Brunson. He has spent the last three years as a pro-staffer for Hardcore Hunting TV. Mark has thrown around the idea about having his own hunting show for the several years. In 2013, Mark decided it was time to make that dream a reality and partnered up with Jason Irish to bring you Dirt Road Outdoors TV.
Mark is happily married to Beth and ironically enough their first date was hunting deer in the Georgia woods. Mark has four children, Ryan, Morgan, Landon and Luke.
Jason was born and raised in Chatfield, Minnesota. From the time he could walk he tagged along with his dad hunting, trapping, and fishing. At a young age he fell in love with the outdoors and often dreamt of being part of outdoor television hunting. In the fall of 1999, Jason purchased his first video camera, and from there his dreams turned into reality. In the fall of 2001 Jason got his big break when Mark Drury saw some of the footage that Jason and his hunting partner had captured and became Drury Outdoor team members.
Jason spent eight years videoing for Drury Outdoors, where he appeared on the first ever seasons of Bow Madness, Wildlife Obsession, and Dream Season. In the summer of 2008, Jason moved over to Hardcore Hunting TV and Grand Slam Adventures to be more involved with day to day operations. After five years co-hosting Hardcore Hunting TV, Jason decided it was time to produce his own TV show. He partnered up with Mark Knight with Midwest Whitetail Adventures to bring you Dirt Road Outdoors TV.
Jason is happily married to Corinne and has two beautiful daughters Lelaina and Milly.
Jeff Danker grew up on a small horse farm in Chandler, Oklahoma. His parents raised him in a Christian home, and Jeff's father Eldon taught him how to rope at an early age. Jeff played basketball, football, and baseball, but most days you could find him in the roping arena practicing his calf-roping skills. Jeff competed in the "MRCA" miniature rodeo until he was 12 years old, and went on to "team roping" for the next 14 years. In 2003 Jeff says "God blessed me and gave me the opportunity to start a hunting show called "BuckVentures Outdoors". As the host of "BuckVentures" which airs on the Sportsman Channel, Jeff showcases his true passion of chasing HUGE fair-chase whitetails! Jeff is married to his high school sweetheart, Traci, and they have 2 girls, Jaylee and Gracelyn. Jeff's family is the true love of his life!
Seth was born and raised on a small family farming operation in Nebraska. This is where he obtained his passion for the outdoors. He then went on to college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to become a Veterinarian. He graduated with a Bachelors of Animal Science degree with a minor in Ag Science. During this time he was active in rodeo where he rode bareback horses for the University. He then went to work after graduation at one of the largest Animal Health companies and took on numerous roles from purchasing, sales, and new product development. He had a passion for the outdoors and animals.
From there he started CanCooker from the ground up, which has enabled him to work directly in the outdoor industry and pursue his passion of the outdoors and the animals which encompass them. This has given him the opportunity to work with some of the largest companies in the sporting / hunting sector and allow him to get back to his roots and his passion – the outdoors.
Seth has had the opportunity to work with numerous television show’s from a sponsors standpoint, from the icon’s to startups. In 2015 he had an opportunity to be a part of Dirt Road and didn’t hesitate. He brings a different perspective to the table as not only is he a host, he knows what our sponsors want and desire out of a TV show. He is no stranger to the camera as he has been on numerous shows as a sponsor and currently has his own hour long show on one of the largest Ag networks.
In 2016 Seth had an opportunity to own one of the Midwest’s premier whitetail deer hunting operations. As he has owned and operated Xtreme Waterfowlers since 2002, one of the central flyways premier duck hunting destinations.
Seth is happily married to Sonja and has 3 boys that are passionate for the outdoors. They enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, tailgating, boating and just spending time in the outdoors whenever they can.
G.O. Heath grew up in Macon, Georgia proudly nicknamed the Heart of Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Crop and Soil Science. G.O. grew up playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track, but most days you would find him roaming through the woods of Central Georgia. After harvesting his first deer with a bow at the age of 12, his obsession began.
G.O. has hosted/co-hosted several outdoor television shows over the past 9 years exclusively on The Sportsman Channel. He is known for his infectious attitude; high energy and fast paced hunting style. No matter if he is in the heart of the Midwest chasing Giant Whitetails or out West Roaming the Mountains after Elk and Mule Deer one thing is for sure, it will be a wild ride. During this time G.O. has been blessed with the opportunity to harvest numerous Trophy Big Game animals across North America and all the while capturing the majority of his adventures on film.
For G.O. hunting is more than just a passion or a hobby, it is a way of life!