Member Focus

Member Focus

Meet Lee and Elizabeth Gearhart

You have probably seen us at MAWA trials over the past year: the guy on the field taking pictures all day; the gal hunt mastering and working the paddock area; and our four children (Eileen, Iris, Patrick and Viveka) socializing and babysitting puppies and grown hounds alike. We are the Gearharts and we originally hail from central Minnesota. In the spring of 2005 my employer moved us down to Atlanta and we currently reside on Atlanta’s south side. I am an officer in the United States Army (stationed at Ft. McPherson). My wife Elizabeth is a home maker and home educator. We have three whippets and one greyhound (you can see them at www.umarapitihounds.com) that keep us really busy!

We love our hounds and lure coursing is truly a family event for us. I have been taking pictures for nearly 25 years…only in the past year have I started photographing sighthounds. We enjoy working and helping out however we can at the trials…we care less about running a photography business and more about building friendships and camaraderie.

We want to thank everyone in MAWA for welcoming us to the South and letting us be part of such a vibrant organization. We enjoy all the friendships we have made and look forward to meeting many more of you! We hope to see ya’ll on the coursing field and in the show ring!