Meet Chuck Yoest!

Since December of 2015, Chuck has served as Assistant Chief of the Wildlife and Forestry Division for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, where he supervises wildlife program leaders and foresters.  Prior to becoming Assistant Chief, Chuck served as Tennessee’s Deer, Elk and Wild Hog Program Leader.  Chuck began his career with TWRA as a wildlife officer in 2003. 


Chuck’s educational background includes a B.S. in wildlife and fisheries at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an MBA with a leadership concentration from Lipscomb University.  Chuck is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at the University of Tennessee. 


Apart from spending time with his wife, Jennifer Hatcher, and his son, Hatcher, Chuck’s spare time is filled by farming, hunting and reading.