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Apr 23 2020

It’s National Volunteer Week

We’re grateful for all of our amazing volunteers

Whether they’re serving on our board of directors, wielding Pulaskis on our trail projects, or stuffing envelopes at our offices, our volunteers are what make MWA a community, and not just an organization. In 2019 and 2020, volunteers dedicated thousands of hours to our mission of protecting Montana’s wild public lands. We could have not achieved all we did last year without their help.

To celebrate National Volunteer Week, we honor each and every person in the list below who has dedicated their time and energy to help further our mission of protecting wild public lands. 

Thank you, thank you, thank you to….

2019 Board of Directors and Chapter Board Members

Mark Hanson, Steve Holland, Addrien Marx, Barb Harris, John Larson, Wayne Gardella, Lisa Lenard, Debo Powers, Patti Steinmuller, Jennifer Fugatt, Patrick Marx, Jill Kolb, Camille Consolvo, Hank Hudson, Jeanette Hall, Rita Harding, Bret Luedke, Daphe Herling, Fran Galvin, Julie Demarais, Kevin Moore, Tom Ross, Charlie O'Leary, Bernard Rose, Amy Pearson, Angel Dominguez, Caroline Hill, Sheena Pate, John Repke, Chris Rost, Donald Doge, Lee Boman, Chris and Pat Ryan, Lori Imeson, Ken Brown, Vlad Kustanovich, Riley Egan, Mark Wetherington, Wolf Ametsbichler, Gene Schade, Rick Douglass, Travis McAdam, O. Alan Weltzien, Roger Gordon, Jim Fay, Callie Boyle, Irene Fries, Benjamin Moore, Zach Angstead, Sara Buley, Eric Heidle, Ralph Knapp, Mike Enk, Rick Kerr, Andrew Stucker, Gordon Whirry, Jeff Goodrich, Bonnie Warren, Jo Ann Wright, Peter Johnson, Jim Zadick, Jerry McCarthy, Bill Hallinan, Nick Clarke, Tom Flowers, Jake Troyer, Roger Jenkins, David Steinmuller, Steve Griswold, Susie McDonald, Faith Doty, Karen Williams, Richard Lyon, Amanda Garant, Anthony Pavkovich, Roger Ostot, Sondra Arnold, Bethany Schatzke, Kayhan Ostovar, Susan Gilbertz, Larry Winslow, Jeff Hunnes, Peter Bugoni, Ross Waples, Steve Caldwell

2020 Board of Directors

Addrien Marx, president
Debo Powers, president-elect
Wayne Gardella, treasurer
Patti Steinmuller, secretary
Barb Harris, director
John Larson, director
Tim Lynch, director
Larry Epstein, director
Nora Hohenlohe, director
Camille Consolvo, director and chapter collaborative representative
Jeanette Hall, director and chapter collaborative representative

2020 Eastern Wildlands Chapter Board

Roger Otstot, president
Kayhan Ostovar, vice president
Rita Harding, chapter representative
Claire Overholt, secretary
Sondra Arnold, treasurer
Carole Boerner, board member

2020 Flathead-Kootenai Chapter Board

Amy Pearson, president
Chris Rost, vice president
Jennifer Fugatt, board member
Bret Luedke, board member
Stephanie Rost, board member
John Repke, board member
Jen Corp, board member
Jedd Sankar-Gorton, interim board member

2020 Island Range Chapter Board

President: Andrew Stucker
Vice President: vacant
Chapter Representative: Camille Consolvo
Treasurer: Dave Wilsey
Secretary: Sara Buley
Board Members: Dan Bennett, June Sprout, Ralph Knapp, Gerry Jennings, Mike Enk, Rick Kerr, Gordon Whirry, Jeff Goodrich, Bonnie Warren, Peter Johnson, Jo Ann Wright
Ambassadors: Jay Eklund, Larry and Betty Salois, Dave Mari, Arlo Skari, Eric Heidle

2020 Madison-Gallatin Chapter Board

Tom Ross, president
David Steinmuller, vice president
Jeanette Hall, chapter representative
Doug Bartholomew, secretary
Roger Jenkins, treasurer
Linda Grimm, board member
Richard Lyon, board member
Lisa Lenard, board member
Mikaela Howie, board member
David Laufenberg, board member
Lisa Trankley, board member

2020 Shining Mountains Chapter Board

Lee Boman, president
Daphne Herling, immediate past president and volunteer coordinator 
Riley Egan, vice president
Patrick Marx, chapter representative
Mark Connell, secretary
Mary Langenderfer, treasurer
Bert Lindler, board member
Ken Brown, board member
Sadie Rae Russell, board member
Gene Schade, board member
Taylor Orr, board member
Vlad Kustanovich, board member

2020 Southwestern Wildlands Chapter Board

Charlie O'Leary, president
Fran Galvin, vice president
Jill Kolb, chapter representative
Travis McAdam, treasurer
Callie Boyle, secretary
Roger Gordon, board member
Alan Weltzien, board member
Kriss Douglass, board member
Sherry Vogel, board member
Jack Kirkley, board member
Bill Clark, board member
Karen Myers, board member
Mike Sullivan, board member

2020 Wild Divide Chapter Board

Raymond D. Brown, Sr., president
Tom Flowers, vice president
Jerry McCarty, treasurer
Hank Hudson, secretary and chapter representative
Nick Clarke, board member
Tom Pedersen, board member
Kevin Moore, board member

2019-2020 Wilderness Walks and Wilderness Adventure Leaders

Michael Nelson, Rita Harding, Sondra Arnold, Carole Boerner, Maribeth Ault, Karen Stevenson, Tim Lehman, Paul Reinhardt, Richard Tooke, Kayhan Ostovar, Roger Otstot, Ellen Horowitz, Laura Cova, Beth Hooper, Henry Jorden, Amy Pearson, Anthony South, Wayne Kasworm, Chris Rost, Debo Powers, Bill Walker, Gina Jepson, Rachel Potter, Kari Gunderson, John Larson, Jedd Sankar-Gorton, Doug Ferrell, Laurie Lohrer, Tim Faber, Dan Bennett, Grant Barnard, Darryl Stevens, Dave Mari, Dave Wilsey, Gene Sentz, Lou Bruno, Camille Consolvo, Cindy Taylor, Cathy Balasky, Colin Maas, Michael Enk, Peter Metcalf, John Schmid, Rhea Armstrong, Stewart Mohr, Mikaela Howie, Patti Steinmuller, Roxanna McLaughlin, Tom Waldorf, Dean Center, Lisa Trankley, Jeanette Hall, Graham Russell, Tom Ross, Roger Jenkins, Annie Paulson Gillespie, Michael Kustudia, Steve Seninger, Gene Schade, C. Alina Cansler, Kara Hanson, Bert Lindler, Erin Clark, Lee Boman, Mark Sheets, Clare Ols, Nancy Brown, Mike Young, Mary Langenderfer, Bob Keane, Jack Kirkley, Charlie O'Leary, Callie Boyle, Sherry Vogel, O. Alan Weltzien, Lauren Murray, Fran Galvin, Kriss Douglass, Zach Angstead, Rick Halverson, Katie Kotynski, Helen Fee, Wilbur Rehmann, Tom Kreissler, Sandra Abraham, Megan Poulette, Dr. Emily Ward, Mike Stevenson, Kaitlin Hugs, Amy Robinson, Tonya Chilton-Radandt, Allie McCurry, Jane Jacoby, Kim Annis, Stephanie Rost, Molly S Elliott, Melissa Jenkins, Randy Kenyon, Jack Potter, Anne Dahl, Brian Stephens, Ashley South, Matt Boyer, Whitney Pratt, Melinda Ferrell, Brita Olson, Susan Lohmuller, Mike Chapman, Dave Shea, Gordon Whirry, Jim Hanson, Sara Buley, Harvey Nyberg, Kerry Nickou, Mark Good, Nate Kluz, Jim Zadick, Rose DeFrancesci, Chris Smith, Donna Murphrey, BiL McLaughlin, Allene Waldorf, Susan Davis, Holly Jessen, Anthony Pankovich, Sunniva Russell, Bob Bayley, Lisa Lenard, David Laufenberg, Nan Keiser Christianson, Jessica Martin, Daphne Herling, Julee Shamhart, Sadie Rae Russell, Jay Gore, Mark Hanson, Karen Sheets, Hannah Nikonow, Karla Wiencek, Wolf Ametsbichler, Silke Jauck, Julie Ellison, Brenda Kirkley, Kristi O'Leary, Matt Moore, Joe Griffing, Neal Straus, Emma Rooney, Bill Clark, Rick Douglass, McCall Angstead, Sarah Deveraux, Tom Kotynski, Wayne Chamberlain, Art Butler, Larry Epstein, Sarah Rankin, Helen Stevens, Joe Naiman-Sessions, Amelia Hagen-Dillon, Jaye Sedlack, Roger Peffer, Taylor Mudford, Heidi Anderson, Forrest Boughner, Lailani Upham, wilbur rehmann, Wayne Chamberlin, Helen Fee and Art Butler, Claire Overholt, Jim Bennett, Kendall Flint, Len Kopec, Raser Powell, Sandy Compton, John Parker, Tory Dille, Dave Robertson, Catherine Nelson, Mark Phillip, Alina Cansler, Randall Knowles, Tim Peterson, Colleen Ferris, John Hartlieb, Tom Shoush, Mary Freniere, Mary C Langenderfer, David G Ball, Heidi Genito, Ryan Quire, Sandy Birkland, Jessica Zephyrs, Britta Mireley, John Daggett, Lacey Gunther, Jane Olson, Sara Boughner, Lauren Monroe, Kent Sassatelli, Amber VanMeter, Melissa Petrich, Miki Flint, Deva McKnight, Chris Compton, Julie Demarais, Carrie Bear Chief, Patty Bartholomew, Colleen Elliott, Todd Kaye, Art Canfield, Zach Altman, Linda Grimm, Dave Williams, Sheryl Knowles, George Borgen, Paul Landes, Dr. Rick Schmidt, Carol Barnes, Rebecca Mead, Ashley Tetu, Tony Hage, Doug Harkin, Renee Noffke, Kathi Hartlieb, Dan Cohn, Erica Lighthiser, Cherie Show, Bill Cardin

2012-2019 Volunteer Trail Crew

Jack Cantrell, Ruby Benasky, Chris Moore, Janice Jackson-Moore, Patrick Madigan, Lindy Wenner, Brian Sparks, Caleb Grove, Loren Miles, Krista Thomas, Robert Vander Griten, Brenda Gunn, Colin Dougherty, Audrey Lockling, Maddy Atkins, Bill Mede, Harrison Sladek, Valerie Hedquist, Jennifer Kauffman, Erica Forzley, Gus Hammond, Randy Houtz, Kathryn Oleary, Dan Tracey, Sarah Flanary, Michael Iten, Brian Barbaree, Kristen Barbaree, Thomas Flowers, Bill Hallinan, Luc Ronan, Rhonda Ronan, Peter Pfankuch, Samuel LaPenta, Tim Edwards, Roger Otstot, Eric Roberts, Nicholas Hether, Karen Sheets, Mark Sheets, David Woodford, Patricia Bartholomew, Douglas Bartholomew, Miriam Harris, Seth Gillis, Michael Weldon, Carrie Schwandt, Mike Sullivan, Beverly Brumbaugh, Mindy Ferrell, Chad Sivertsen, Steve Lundberg, Joe Splinter, Andrew Vadis, Beau Albright, lindy lind, Linda Vance, Carl Anderson, Fran Galvin, David Marzolf, Jerry Clark, Sean Jansen, Roger Gordon, Mark Gunther, Casey Norris, John Ryan, Edward Duggan, Christy Schram-Duggan, Julie Schram, John Renner, Beau Duggan, Greg Dugdale, Bill Ramsay, Marco Ullmer, Jeff Wongstrom, Jerry Blythe, Dan Brandborg, Taylor Orr, Larry Leonard, Bob Withrow, wolfgang ametsbichler, Roger Norgaard, Jim Gurden, Martin Bannon, Michael Fredrickson, Elizabeth Poletti, Duane Harp, Krisy Hammond, Brian Heslop, Chloe Hammond, Carol Johns, Sandra Katich, Robert Rasmussen, Colleen Moore, Ryan Mason, Jennifer Fugatt, Laurie Mccargar, Ada St. Laurent, Charlene (Charlie) Rogers, paul holland, Paul Scagnelli, Zoey Meissner, Zoe Axhelm, Jim McLean, Jennifer Lear, Jim Whaley, Peter Dech, Erica Blake, Kevin Collom, Craig Bacino, Dave Morey, John Beard, Cory Hoffman, Jason Mittman, Arias Storm Hathaway Turner, Haley Roe, Sue Crowley, Carl Yeoman, Gene Schade, Paul Keinker, John Repke, Bret Luedke, Jedd Sankar Gorton, Andrew Brown, Kris Peterson-Overton, Lynn Sellegreen, Jean Arthur, Tim Began, Jeff Canclini, Jennifer Knoetgen, Melissa Bofto, Katie Guetz, Dan Fenn, Kevin Barre, Tim Wenthe, Kevin Kromarek, Heather Carling-Smith, Lianne Fenn, Jim Gleason, Jaya Gatchell, David c. Moomey, Teresa Wagner-Pittman, Judy Noel, Clare Austen, Alistair Des Moulins, Gail Des Moulins, John Larson, Cole Hendrickson, Richard (Rick) Gilsoul, Shannon Walden, Chris Eyer, Jose Acosta, Amber Gates, Stephen Rudmann, Jeffrey Dedman, Ellen Barta, Stephanie Adams, Lou Bahin, Russell O'Leary, Jason Speer, Charlie O'Leary, Wayne McGillen, Pat Maloney, Daniel Harper, Gary Salisbury, James Vaughn, Dean Hoistad, Max Yates, John Schafer, Courtney Nolan, Amanda Garant, Natalia Mucha, Sarah Schmidt, Wade Murphy, Lonnie Murphy, Kimm Fisher, Kris Fisher, Mike Fisher, Tracy Mikesell, Hannah Mikesell, Joanne Richter, Paul Kienker, Paul Ferry, Casey Smith, Judy Tucker, Diane Briggs, Tina Bardonner, Kelly Hurston, Susan Hawthorne, Becky Dettmann, Adel Johnson, Peggy Wood, Abby Huetter, David Heinle, Jenna Vesper, Russell Fletcher, Kevin Hudnell, Eric Thomas, colleen noonan, Joseph Elliott, Laura Lundquist, Norman Fortunate, Barbara Fortunate, Bob Cowdrick, Chris Holdhusen, Robyn Jurinski, David Chandler, Jan Jamruszka-Wilson, A Gaffney, Marjorie Uy, Rebecca Fitzpatrick, Cole Hendrickson, Jeffrey Wood, Charles Hasskamp, barbara nye, karin connelly, Martha Powers Swanson , Isabel Shinnick-Gordon, Toni Henneman, Stephanie Pung, Rachel Weiss, Scott Morford, Allison Linville, Aleksi Rapkin, Robert Sims, Megan Schulze, Douglas MacCartney, Richard Romeis, Matthew McDonald, Deborah Schatz, Greg Schatz, John Favro, Brittney Meyers, Randall Smith, Jeffrey Wood, Austin Gaffney, Troy Ruiz, David Chandler, Walter Rowntree, Laura Reynolds, Calvin Borges, Devin Quick, Betty Violette, Jakob Vorlaufer, Gerry Jennings, Chuck Jennings, Allison Simon, Dean Center, Jim Heckel, Kristi Black, Kristina Gillispie, Kileen Marshall, Traci Hronek, Angela Grove, Beverly Magley, Claudia Clifford, Jamie Sullivan, Karen Porter, Patty Mastin, Glen Winters, Becky Himsl, Jeb Himsl, Connor Murnion, Katie Kinney  , Russell Meech, Bridget Tompkins, Martha Rough, Iain Pickles, Stuart White, Helen White, David Dolton, Richard Smithe, Sandy Segien, Rosemary Luongo, Carly DeLorenzo, Sam Heffernan, Jessica Sheperd, Samuel McMain, Cal Treadway, Julia Sohn, JD Cass, Len Kopec, Edward Callaghan, Karen Hedges, christy spoon, Terry Reed, Kathy Hundley, Jeron Denny, Peter Lund, Dale Hansen, Alan Hansen, Nathan Nielsen, Paul Nielsen, Paul Lund, Pete Strazdas, Tanjariitta Anttila, Bruce Koerner, David Gazzo, Paul Gazzo, Ginger Gross, Andy Breland, Chip Beck, Corey Botner, Chuck Allen, sarah anderson, Leslie Marty, Catrina Clausen, Linda Gardner, Andrea Powers, Dawn Dockstader, Jean-Paul LeTourneau, Gary Philpot, Jim Gofourth, Rebecca Doyle, Chris McCabe, Greta Robison, Helen Carlson, Ed Lesofski, Karl Luce, Richard Starke, Colin Shissler, Shae Gurney, Gillian Ritchie, Katjana Stutzer, Zoe Leake, Colin Brust, Emily McKay, Patrick Regan, Amber Auld, Mike Paterni, Rick Ostheimer, Neil Swann, Jeffrey Kreidler, Maggie Slepian , savino ranallo, Danny Savage, Faith Doty, Patrick Fawley, Irene Fries, Misty Van Hout, Jim Briggs, Donald Saner, Karen Saner, George Grote, Max Walker, Isaac Brito, David Webb, Shannon Svensen, Erik Gribbin, Randall Smith, Conor O'Neil, Tatjanna Miller, matthew farwell, Tyler Wock, Katheryn Houghton, Wendy Wheeler, Gregg Wheeler, Susie Stevens-Briody, Jen Downing, Ryan Augustine, Jakub Weglarczyk, Rick Wilt, Michael Wilt, Charles Demas, Harrison Sladek, Christopher Connelly, Cheryl Ronish, Tim Teyler, John Lyndes, Constance Horder, Joane Bayer, chance holcer, Casey Cruse, Bert Lindler, Mary Ellen Ergle, William (Bill) LaRue, Todd Harwell, Mike Borduin, Cody Custis, Mike Brown, Kathryn Oyler, Susie Stevens-Briody, Kathie Tiedje, Cheryl Ronish, Travis Anderson, Diane Briggs, Chuck Farry, Jim Phillips, Richard C. Smith (Buck), Lou Herritt

And, finally, there are so many more amazing individuals that volunteer with our individual chapters in so many different capacities throughout the year that may not be included on this list. Thank you to all who helped at events, attended public meetings, wrote op-eds, submitted comments, called elected officials, or assisted with chapter trail stewardship work; you are the heart of our organization.
 
We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has donated their time to MWA since our inception in 1958!
 
Keely Damara
Communications Coordinator

Keely provides communications support for our chapters, programs, and campaigns and manages our social media channels. In her free time, she enjoys fly fishing on Montana's scenic rivers, hiking, camping, and exploring public lands in her home state.
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