Our Wyoming Team

MEET OUR WYOMING 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.

Neil Stevenson

Guide
When it comes to having a true passion for the outdoors and a love for hunting, you won’t find anyone more devoted than that of Neil Stevenson. Neil Joined QRS Outdoor Specialties in the fall of 2009 and has been the head guide for the Wyoming based operation since then. Hailing from Evanston, Wyoming, Neil grew up hunting the cowboy state from a young age, and even the Split Rock Ranch, after his son took the Ranch Managers position before QRS leased the property in 2009. If there is one thing you can bet there is not a rock on the mountain, a sage brush on the plains, or a waterhole on the Sweetwater River that has not been studied, hunted, or traveled by the feet of this man! While the majority of his guiding takes place in Wyoming for QRS Outdoors, he can be found from time to time aiding in the Colorado adventures as well.

Known to us as Grandpa Neil, you are guaranteed to receive a true Western Adventure provided with the highest level of hospitality and service one can provide.

Larry Maupin

Guide
Hailing from Indianapolis Indiana, Larry a United States Marine Core Retired Veteran, joined the ranks of Guide with QRS Outdoor Specialties in 2019 after hunting with QRS Outdoors through the Combat Marine Outdoors Wounded Warrior Program in 2017 and 2018. With huge aspirations of making the West his home, Larry moved to Wyoming in 2019 to work on the Split Rock Ranch and started his guiding career! Larry has been an awe-inspiring asset to the QRS Outdoors Team, bringing a passion for the outdoors that is unparallel to anything else.

His years of experience and training throughout his time as a Marine has afforded him the ability to analyze each scenario presented and build and preform a well-executed plan that carries over into his hunting career finding him and his clients great success!