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WHO WE ARE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Karn Stiegelmeier

Karn Stiegelmeier

Chair

Zach Kauk

Zach Kauk

Chair-elect

Steve Elder

Steve Elder

Immediate Past Chair

Tom Copper

Tom Copper

Treasurer

Joan Betz

Joan Betz

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Frances Hartogh

Frances Hartogh

Secretary

Bill Betz

Bill Betz

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Mike Browning

Mike Browning

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TIm Drescher

TIm Drescher

Colleen Gauron

Colleen Gauron

Frank Gutmann

Frank Gutmann

Krista Hughes

Krista Hughes

US FOREST SERVICE LIAISONS TO ESWA

Tyler Kirkpatrick

Tyler Kirkpatrick

Dillon RD

Katherine Bazan

Katherine Bazan

Eagle/Holy Cross RD

COMMITTEE CHAIRS, etc.

Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander

Dave Brewster

Dave Brewster

Eleanor Finlay

Eleanor Finlay

Merry Lynne Hamilton

Merry Lynne Hamilton

Mike Mayrer

Mike Mayrer

Dave Owens

Dave Owens

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OUR COMMITTEES 

Advocacy: The Advocacy Committee is responsible for overseeing ESWA’s advocacy efforts, including overseeing existing advocacy efforts, and recommending new advocacy projects to the Board. Chairs: Frances Hartogh, Karn Stiegelmeier. Members: Mike Browning, Tim Drescher, Krista Hughes, Mike Harrison

Fund Development: The Fund Development Committee is responsible for identifying and applying for grants to support ESWA’s programs, development and implementation of a corporate fundraising plan, and oversight and growth of ESWA’s Endowment Fund. Chairs: Jim Alexander, Steve Elder. Members: Tom Copper, Mike Harrison, Emily Elder

Membership: The Membership Committee is responsible for the maintenance of ESWA’s membership data base, recruitment and retention of members, collection of and acknowledgment of dues payments, management of swag, and the Annual Fall Celebration. Chair: Joan Betz. Members: Ellie Finlay, Merry Lynne Hamilton, Zack Kauk, Mike Browning, Bill Betz, Sherie Sobke

Communications: The Communications Committee is responsible for the solicitation, editing and publication of educational columns in the Vail Daily and Summit Daily, updating and printing of ESWA’s brochures, preparation of ESWA newsletters, management and updating of the ESWA website and social media presence. Chairs: Karn Stiegelmeier, Frances Hartogh. Members: Dave Owens, Joan Betz, Colleen Gauron, Bill Betz,

  

Sawyer: The Sawyer Committee is responsible for operation, management and promotion of ESWA’s Sawyer Program, including the training, organization and management of ESWA sawyers. Chair: Zach Kauk. Members: Mike Browning, Martin Herre

Trails Committee: The Trails Committee is responsible for planning and running trail work days and weekend llama trips in each County each summer, the development and implementation of a long term strategic trail improvement plan for each County, and ESWA’s weed program. Chairs: Dave Brewster, Jim Alexander. Members: Tim Drescher, Krista Hughes, Mike Browning

Volunteer Wilderness Rangers: The VWR Committee is responsible for the training and supervision of ESWA’s Volunteer Wilderness Rangers and the management of ESWA’s VWR and THH programs. Chair: Mike Browning. Members: Joan Betz, Zach Kauk, Dave Owens, Bill Betz, Eric Malmborg, Guy Warren, Steve Elder

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