Our Colorado Team

MEET OUR COLORADO TEAM MEMBERS

Quentin Smith

Owner & Outfitter

Owner and Founder of QRS Outdoor Specialties, Quentin Smith has built his operation from a passion of creating lifelong memories through Western Adventures for Big Game, Corporate Retreats, Fishing Expeditions, Photo Safaris and Shooting Schools based on the principles of branded expeditions of hospitality and professionalism bringing clients in and creating life-long friendships that forever hold true today.

Since 2000 Quentin has grown QRS Outdoor Specialties to encompass properties in both Wyoming and Colorado with more than 250,000 acres to create opportunities for sportsmen, family expeditions, first time hunters, and many more to enjoy what the West has to offer.

Born and Raised in Texas until his family moved to Colorado to work the oil and gas industry in 1991 Quentin (better known as “Q”) found a love for the hunting and outdoor industry early in life. Through hunting expeditions with his Dad and family friends Q grew up with the dream of making a career out of the hunting industry and in early 2000 did that very thing. Throughout his high school career Q could be found in the mountains every weekend watching, learning, and studying wildlife behaviors and patterns. This along for his love of working with people soon found him dreaming up ways to create opportunities for people such as himself to enjoy the outdoors.

Jordi Smith

Co-Owner / Guide / Camp Chef
A true Jack of all trades within the hunting industry and a gem to boot! Wife of QRS Outdoors Owner Quentin Smith you will most likely find Jordi cooking up those delicious Western home cooked meals served while on one of our many hunts. From her famous biscuits and gravy to her hand grilled ribeye steaks or parmesan chicken pasta, you can bet that you won’t leave this camp hungry.

From packing elk on her back off the mountain, setting with clients over a water hole in between meals, or just joking with clients and friends over the kitchen table, you are sure to find that her attitude and smile and smart wittiness are infectious to say the least!

In 2018, Jordi joined the ranks of Grace Camo and Lace as a Pro-Staff Member and can be seen on multiple TV shows throughout the season. While she would tell you otherwise, Q would tell you that Jordi is definitely one of the greatest gifts to a family one could have ever received!

Teagan Smith

Chief Helper
If it is success your looking for in a hunt, then the good luck charm of this up and coming guide to be is one you definitely want in one of our shadow hunter hunting blinds with you.

Son of Owners Quentin and Jordi Smith, Teagan is quick to pick-up on and find those desired trophies one wants to take to their trophy room at home. While you can find Teagan selling hunts at a trade show or learning to call elk in with his calls what he loves the best is being in the woods with his dad guiding clients and making new friends.

You can bet that Teagan has what it takes to be a successful hunter and future guide. With a willing and helping hand, Teagan is right there gutting, skinning, and helping glass up those trophies of a lifetime.

Nita Smith Raley

Office Manager
While not fond of the cold weather or being outside in the winter conditions found through out the west during most of the hunting seasons, there is no shortage of task involved as the Office Manager for QRS Outdoor Specialties.

Nita, owner of NLS Business and Mother to QRS Outdoors Owner Quentin Smith, is often times the main point of contact for all clients, helping coordinate hunts and answering questions and taking care of all the necessary paperwork for each client’s hunt. Chances are you will work very close with her throughout the booking process and up to the time you come on the hunt.

While hunting was her son Quentin’s passion, Nita has aided him in creating a successful business as Office Manager since 2008.

David Raley

Guide
With more than 50 years of hunting and guiding experience in Northwest Colorado Dave is sure to get the job done when it comes to guiding for QRS! Dave works full time as a District Area Manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation, but can sure enough be found in hunting camp sharing his expertise and helping guide clients to their trophy of a lifetime.

His years of experience of hunting these Colorado mountains has given him a unique advantage to understanding wildlife habits and their movements through out the west.

Josh Kelly

Guide
You have heard the saying, “It takes and Army to make a family whole”, and no doubt Josh compliments our QRS Outdoors Family to a tee! Former United States Marine Core Retired Veteran and Wounded Warrior; Josh joined our team in 2019 to help clients take on the west and build adventures and memories that will last a lifetime. While most of the time Josh is found standing at the banks of a river or on a frozen lake looking for the next catch of the day, Josh came to find a new love of hunting elk and deer and sharing those experiences with friends from all around.

His infectious friendly attitude, his personal drive to find success and his love for people have been a great asset to our team!

Dannon Bolton

Guide
Following in her Father’s footsteps, Dannon’s love for the outdoors and hunting expeditions started at an early age accompanying her dad while he took to the mountains looking for game. With a passion for the outdoors, Dannon can be found from time to time guiding Clients for QRS Outdoor Specialties on her weekends off from her position with Bank of the San Juans.

Many of our female hunting companions have enjoyed hunting with Dannon over the years, whom brings to light a females prospective to the hunting industry.

Shawn Bolton

Guide
If there is a will there is a way and on any given day you can bet that Shawn will find the way! A successful entrepreneur himself, Shawn is an accomplished hunter and outdoorsman and has been guiding for QRS Outdoor specialties since 2014, when QRS brought to light its newest property the R lazy J.

Whether tracking an elusive elk or monster mule deer or engineering a plan to retrieve downed game, you can bet that there will never be a shortage of an adventure! His long-time involvement in the construction business and livestock industry in Northwest Colorado has afforded him the opportunity to learn lots about wildlife inhibiting the area. Guaranteed a hunt you will never forget; Shawn provides the top-quality service to QRS clients from around the world.

Carl Moomey

Guide
Carl joined QRS Outdoor Specialties as a part-time guide in the fall of 2017. With a huge passion for hunting and enjoying people from around the country, Carl has brought his life-long love for the outdoors and years of hunting experiences to the table making him one of our most enjoyable guides around.

While Carl’s full-time job is with the Colowyo Coal Mine, on his days off in the fall, he joins QRS to help create a true Western Adventure for many guests. There is no doubt if there is a story to be told on a hunting adventure, Carl has had one and loves sharing them with his new friends while out hunting on the ranch.

Kirk Yellot

Guide
As a Louisiana Native, a Railroad Train Conductor, and a successful entrepreneur in the restaurant industry, Kirk finds time each fall to come back to Northwest Colorado taking QRS Outdoor Specialties clients on hunting expeditions on the R Lazy J Ranch and fulfilling his passion of elk hunting to the highest level there is.

A true pleasure to be around and always giving a helping hand, Kirk has found himself guiding many successful hunters throughout the years helping them create that life-long adventure one dreams about. Not only can Kirk be found guiding clients, but from time to time helping in the kitchen bringing to life those Cajun cuisines we all love to partake in!