About Betsy Spomer
Adventurer Betsy Spomer ran away from home when just seventeen to earn a nursing degree from Vanderbilt, whereafter she volunteered to provide health care in Appalachia before returning to graduate school. As a graduate student, she helped develop one of the nation’s first master degree programs for nurse practitioners.
Within twelve years Betsy became a veteran skiier, wilderness kayaker and backpacker, establishing herself in Idaho where she and five other nurses and paramedics were the first Boise Life Flight helicopter team. An admitted adrenaline junky, Betsy continues as a flight nurse, but her interests and experience increasingly move toward hunting adventures.
While traveling with Ron as his photographer, Betsy’s motivation to become comfortable with and ultimately proficient in hunting grew. Having found success on a few North American hunts, Betsy was motivated to make her first African big game kill in 2001 with the knowledge that the meat would go to feed her tracker’s family.
Since then, Betsy’s hunting expeditions have taken her back to Namibia twice, to South Africa, Kyrgyzstan, Alaska, South Dakota, Idaho, and Kansas. In August of 2011, she met her greatest challenge in the swamps of Mozambique where she took an old Cape buffalo with one well-placed shot.
Betsy serves on the Board of Directors and assists in the management of Ron Spomer Outdoors, Inc.