Meet Ainsley Beeman


I’d like to introduce Ainsley Beeman. She’ll be guest blogging on The RealBlog from time to time. Ainsley is not only the 2009 Miss LSU, but she’s also a hunter. Ainsley is fairly new to the outdoor industry, although she’s hunted since childhood. She’ll be sharing with you her experiences as a woman in the outdoor industry and on the hunt.  -- Stephanie

“Be yourself.” This is perhaps the best piece of advice my parents have ever given me. I am proud to say that over the past 25 years, I have taken that message and owned it. Another piece of advice they gave me at an early age is, "Don’t judge a book by its cover." I’m a classic example of this. You see, the truth is that behind the big smile, lip gloss and high heels, is a deer hunting, duck shooting, spinnerbait chunking, 4X4 pickup truck driving, young woman who first and foremost loves the Lord, her family, and all things outdoors. I feel just as comfortable in a duck blind, deer stand, bass boat or LSU’s Tiger Stadium as I do in any shopping mall or boutique. My parents raised me to live life to the fullest, follow my dreams and glorify God in everything I do.

Somehow, at this point in my life the good Lord has led me to the hunting industry. Perhaps it all started when I was selected to represent my alma mater as Miss LSU-USA in 2009. Little did I know that through this leap of faith I would discover a love for speaking, writing and varied communications. I currently work full time for Countryside Trade Solutions as their marketing/public relations/communications specialist. It’s incredible for me to look back over the past year and see how the Lord has blessed me as I have been given numerous opportunities to pursue my passions while working in the outdoor/hunting industry. 

Many people ask me, “What’s your goal?" I have a lot of dreams, but at the end of the day my ultimate goal is simple: I want to use the talents and gifts that God has given me to glorify Him. Whatever I am doing, I want to be able to say that I stood firm on the values I hold dear and I did my best to be a positive influence in the lives of others. I'd like to encourage you – whether you are hunting, fishing or throwing a football – to spend time with a child and get them outdoors. It can make all the difference in their life!

As always, God bless and good hunting!