About Us

The Venatura brand is so much more than a collection of extraordinary properties. Venatura is our spirit. A spirit that is in constant pursuit of providing the perfect experience for our guests, no matter who they are or which adventure they seek. We’re here to make certain they never forget it.

Meet Some of Our Staff

Grant Christopher

Hunting Program Manager

Grant is the Upland and Dove Hunting Program Manager here at Venatura Excursions.  Grant was born in Louisiana and transplanted to Houston, Texas as a young child. He spent every opportunity outdoors fishing, hunting, and camping with his family growing up and continues to instill the same love of being outdoors with his own four children.  His love of dogs started young with his family labrador but has evolved to fully training and handling Venatura’s bird dog team of pointers, flushers, and retrievers. His goal is to make all hunters comfortable wether it is their first time out or they have been doing it for years on their unforgettable excursions in Hondo, TX. 








Office Staff

Terri Christopher (center) – CFO & Office Manager

Kristin Farrell (left) – Client Services

Jessica Rhoades (right) – Marketing

Terri is the company CFO and manages many facets of the Hondo ranch operations. She was born in Ft. Worth, Texas and made her way down to the beautiful hill country with her family of six. She enjoys hunting, and takes pride in making sure your group is taken care of to our 5-star standards from the first phone call to your check out.

Kristin is here to help with all of your custom booking details.  Born and raised in Tennessee,  Kristin enjoys camping, and is passionate about helping clients enjoy their time on our beautiful ranches.

 Jessica is your go to for custom marketing opportunities and group gifts.  She can help put together package options to include logo’d merchandise and anything else you can dream up.  She was born and raised here in Hondo, TX where she has enjoyed the famous dove hunting every season and looks forward to getting your group out in the field this season. 

Every reservation on the ranches starts in the office.  These ladies are here to help customize your dream excursion and make sure that your booking process is a breeze. Stop by the store to check in and visit them. 

Justin Drummond


Justin is the captain of  The Quantified in South Padre Island, TX.  Justin was born in the Rio Grande Valley and spent most of his childhood fishing.  His father owned charter fishing boats and Justin helped him every chance he got.  Upon graduation from High School, Justin moved to Miami and pursued his career in the fishing industry.  Justin obtained his captain license at the age of 18 and landed his first job as a captain at the age of 23.  Justin has experience fishing some of the most fertile fishing areas around, including the Gulf of Mexico, Florida, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.  He particularly enjoys fishing near Mexico because the Mexican culture makes him feel close to home.

Justin has over 20 years of experience as a captain and a long list of accomplishments, including 3rd place in the “In the Bite” 2018 Captain of the Year contest and 2022 Sport Fishing Championship winner .  His goal is to ensure that all clients have an phenomenal excursion and he takes pride in ensuring The Quantified is always in pristine condition.


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