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FY 2017-18 Committees


Awards Committee – Hunting

1. Tom Foss, Chairman (AB)
2. Ron Roderick, Vice Chairman (CO)
3. Buck Buckner, B&C Representative (OR)
4. Gerhard Damm, CIC Representative (RSA)
5. Tom Hoffman, P&Y Representative (NY)
6. Ricardo Longoria, SCI Representative (TX)
7. Bryan Bailey, (WA)
8Madie Demaske, (CO)
9. Ron Carey, (AB)
10. Tony Caligiuri, (IA)
11. Daryll Hosker, (BC)
12. Jason Peak, (NV)
13. Gary Rigotti, (OR)
14. Mike Wood, (AB)
15. Kim Nieters, (WY) WSF Coordinator
 

Awards Committee – Service

1. Jim Wilson, (NJ) Chairman
2. Karen Gordon, (AK) Vice Chairman
3. Gray N. Thornton, (MT)
4. Kim Nieters, (WY)
5. Terry Ziehl, (WY)
6. Becky Layne, (MT)

 

Award Committee – Artemis Outstanding Women Conservationist

1. Kelli Thornton, (MT) Chairman
2. Pauline Rupp, (MO) Vice Chairman
3. Brett Jefferson, (NV) BoD Chairman
4. Gray N. Thornton, (MT) President & CEO
5. + Three Inductees

 

Award Committee – G.C.F Dalziel Outstanding Guide

1. Bob Hanson, (AZ) Chairman
2. Arlene Hanson, (AZ) Vice Chairman
3. Jerry Brenner, (MI)
4. Steve Bruggeman, (MN)
5. Dave Currier, (ND)

 

Award Committee – Frank Golata Outstanding Outfitter

1. J. Alain Smith, Chairman
2. Harold Grinde, (NWT) Previous Winner
3. Dick Rohrer, (AK) Previous Winner
4. Jack Atcheson, Jr., (MT)
5. Jeff Demaske, (CO)
6. Gary Young, (WV)

 

Budget & Finance

1. Brett Jefferson, (NV) Chairman
2. Jim Wilson, (NJ) Vice Chairman
3. Darryl Williams, (CA)

 

Bylaws

1. Darryl Williams, (CA) Chairman
2. Brett Jefferson, (NV) Vice Chairman
3. Karen Gordon, (AK)
4. Glen Landrus, (WA)
5. Peri Wolff, (NV)

 

Chadwick Ram Committee

1. Gray N. Thornton, (MT) President & CEO (Interim Chair)
2. Kevin Kehoe, (AK) (Vice-Chair)
3. Dan Adler, (AZ)
4. Glen Landrus, (WA) Membership Committee Chairman
5. Kyle Meintzer, (NV)
6. Glen Pyne, (CA)
7. Darryl Williams, (CA)
8. Jim Wilson, (NJ) Chapter & Affiliates Chairman
9. Buddy DuVall, (MT) EVP of Development

Chapter and Affiliates

1. Jim Wilson, (NJ) Chairman
2. Kevin Kehoe, (AK) Vice Chairman – AK WSF
3. Glen Landrus, (WA) Membership Committee Chairman
4. Chris Barker, (BC) WSF Board
5. Zach Higgins, (ID) – ID WSF
6. Rob Kopecky, (AB)
7. Rob Rogan, (NY) – Eastern WSF
8. Brian Solan, (MT) – MT WSF
9. Peri Wolff, (NV)

 

Compensation Committee

1. Brett Jefferson, (NV) Chairman
2. Jim Wilson, (NJ) Vice Chairman
3. Darryl Williams, (CA) Secretary
4. Ron Carey, (AB)

 

Conservation

- North American Programs
- International (Eurasian) Programs
- IUCN & CITES
  1. Jack Atcheson, (MT) Chairman
  2. Peri Wolff, (NV) Vice Chairman
  3. Chris Barker, (BC)
  4. Tony Caligiuri, (IA)
  5. Mike Cox, (NV) – WAFWA WSWG
  6. Matt Eckert, (CO)
  7. Brent Fassett, (CO)
  8. Mike Frisina, (MT)
  9. Joe Hosmer, (TX)
  10. Emilio Rangel, (MX)
  11. Shane Mahoney, (NF) Special Conservation Advisor
  12. Laura McHale, (NE) – Grant Writer
  13. Christine Garvin, (NV) – Grant Writer

Staff
1. Gray N. Thornton, (MT) President & CEO
2. Kevin Hurley, (MT) Sr. Conservation Director – Thinhorn Program Lead
3. Clay Brewer, (TX) Conservation Director – Bighorn Program Lead
4. Kurt Alt, (MT) Conservation Director – Montana and International Sheep & Goat Program Lead

 

Development

1. Kevin Rinke, Chairman
2. TBD, Vice Chairman
3. Jack Atcheson, Jr. (MD)
4. Butch Whiting (ID)

Staff
1. Buddy DuVall, (MT) EVP of Development
2. Gray N. Thornton, (MT) President & CEO

 

Director Candidate Evaluation

1. Brett Jefferson, (NV) Chairman
2. Wayne Henderson, (SD) WSF Director
3. Ron Carey, (AB) Member at Large (1- year – 2017)
4. Steve Bruggeman, (MN) Member at Large (2-year – serves 2017 & 2018)
5. John Harris, (WY) Member at Large (3- years – serves 2017, 2018 & 2019)

 

Donation Solicitation

1. Wayne Henderson, (SD) Chairman
2. Darryl Williams, (CA) Vice Chairman
3. Dean & Diane DiJenno, (WY) Silent Auction Chairs
4. Karen Gordon, (AK) Industry Vendor Chairman
5. Ron Carey, (AB)
6. Dale Gaugler, (PA)
7. John Harris, (WY)
8. Glen Pyne, (CA)
9. Emilio Rangel, (MX)
10. TBD, () Ladies Luncheon Solicitation Chair
11. Kim Nieters, (WY) Auction Manager

 

Ethics

1. Larry Johns, (NV) Chairman
2. Tom Grimes, (MT)
3. John Harris, (WY)
4. Darryl Williams, (CA) – Ex-Officio & Secretary

 

Executive

1. Brett Jefferson, (NV) Chairman
2. Jim Wilson, (NJ) Vice Chairman
3. Darryl Williams, (CA) Secretary
4. Gray N. Thornton, (MT) President & CEO

 

Gift Acceptance

1. Ron Carey, (AB) Chairman
2. John Babler, (MN)
3. Oscar Carlson, (MN)
4. Lou Rupp, (MO)
5. Jim Wilson, (PA)

 

Investment

1. WSLF Board of Trustees

 

Ladies Luncheon

1. Kelli Thornton, Event Co-Chairman
2. Pauline Rupp, Event Co-Chairman
3. TBD, Live Auction Chair
4. TBD, Silent Auction Chair
5. TBD, Entertainment Chair
6. TBD, Games Chair
7. TBD, Registration Chair
8. TBD, Solicitation Chair
9. Helen Christianson, (YT)
10. Jessie Coy, (WY)
11. Sierra Amundson, (WY)
12. Christina Jares, (NV)
13. Yvonne Dewey, (WY)

 

20. Legislative Affairs

1. Brett Jefferson, (NV) Chairman
2. Kyle Meintzer, (NV) Vice Chairman
3. Chris Barker, (BC) Secretary
4. Karen Gordon, (AK)
5. Larry Jacobs, (OR)
6. Jim Wilson, (NJ) (Chapter & Affiliates Chairman)
7. Melanie Woolever, (CO) USFS Retired

Staff
1. Greg Schildwachter, (VA) (Lobbyist)
2. Gray N. Thornton, (MT) President & CEO
3. Kevin Hurley, (MT) Sr. Conservation Director
4. Clay Brewer, (TX) Conservation Director
5. Kurt Alt, (MT) Conservation Director

 

Life Member Breakfast

1. Glen Landrus, (WA) Chair
2. Dale & Donna Gaugler, (MD) Vice Chairs
3. Chris Barker, (BC)

 

Marco Polo Society

1. Kevin & Janine Rinke, Chairs
2. Ron & Billi Carey, (AB) Vice Chairs
3. Denis Dale, (AB)
4. Kelli Thornton, (MT)

 

Membership Committee

1. Glen Landrus, (WA), Chairman
2. Larry Jacobs, (OR), Vice Chairman
3. Jim Wilson, (NJ) Chair of C&A Committee
4. Chris Barker, (BC)
5. Ron Carey, (AB)
6. Kelli Poole, (MT)
7. Emilio Rangel, (MX)
8. Peri Wolff, (NV)
9. Marci Johnerson, (MT) Membership Manager
10. Sam Sposito, (MT) Membership Assistant (Life Members Lead)
11. Gray N. Thornton, (MT) President & CEO
12. Buddy DuVall, (MT) EVP of Development

 

<1 Club Committee

1. Cody Phillips, (MT) Chairman
2. Chris Cammack, (TX) Vice Chairman
3. Craig Mueller, (ID)
4. Riley Pearson, (MT)
5. Justin Phillips, (WY)
6. Emilio Rangel, (MX)
7. Jeff Sposito, (MT)
8. Joe Zwiefel, (NV)
9. Marci Johnerson, (MT)
10. Sam Sposito, (MT)

 

Operational Excellence Committee

1. Darryl Williams, (CA) Chairman
2. Monty Davis, (TX) Vice Chairman
3. Brett Jefferson, (NV)
4. Buddy DuVall, (MT) EVP of Development

 

PRAB

1. Vern Bleich, (ND) PRAB Chairman
2. TBD, Vice Chairman
3. TBD, Secretary
4. Karen Gordon, (AK), PRAB Board Liaison
5. Anna Fontana, (BC)
6. Tricia Hosch-Hebdon, (ID)
7. Tim Schommer, (ID)
8. Melanie Woolever, (CO)
9. Mike Cox, (NV) WAFWA Wild Sheep Working Group Chair
10. Becky Layne, PRAB Staff Assistant

 

Sporting Clays

1. Terry Melby, (NV) Chairman
2. Marty Harsin, (NV) Vice Chairman (MTOC Director)
3. Paul Cavin, (NV)
4. Buddy DuVall (MT)
5. Kyle Meintzer, (NV)
6. Ron Raboud, (FL) (WWO Founder)
7. Dave Sanger, (NV) NSCA certified instructor
8. Steve Toponga, (NV) NBU Director
9. Tom Wicks, (NV) (Carson City Chukkar Club Director)
10. USA Shooting Rep
11. UNR Rifle Team Rep

 

Trustee Evaluation Committee

1. Brett Jefferson, (NV) Chair
2. Ron Carey, (AB)
3. Jim Wilson, (PA)

 

(AD HOC - 2017) Auction Programs Review Committee

1. Brett Jefferson, (NV) Chair
2. John Bair, (UT)
3. Willie Hettinger, (MT)
4. TBD, ()
5. Gray N. Thornton, (MT)
6. Kim Nieters, (WY)
7. Dinesh Bali (BC)

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