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2015 Montana SAF Chapters and Officers

Executive Officers

Chair: Jason Parke 406-240-9717
Chair-elect: Gary Ellingson 406-544-7169
Sec/Tres: Jared Richardson 406-381-1359


Eastside Chapter


Bradley Shoemaker

Sec/Tres: Lynn Jackson 406-446-0324


Flathead Chapter

Chair: Rebecca Hendrix 406-751-2419
Chair-elect: Vacant    
Sec/Tres: Heidi Trechsel 406-387-5243

Libby Chapter

Chair: Bob Castaneda 406-293-2717
Chair-elect: vacant    
Sec/Tres: April Rainy 406-283-7592


Missoula Chapter

Chair: Dylan Brown 406-239-3146
Chair-elect: Ken Brewer 406-273-0741
Sec/Tres: Craig Allen 406-465-7874


Student Chapter

The University of Montana Student Chapter of SAF is a student run chapter that meets twice a month. Each Meeting we invite a forestry professional to speak to the chapter about their area of expertise. Other activities we participate in include Missoula Forestry day, State and National SAF conventions, and the Foresters Ball. If you're interested in Joining, contact one of our officers or email the chapter at

Chair: Josh Smith 406-459-3158
Vice Chair: Liam Hassett 732-586-3946
Treasurer: Erik Thompson 515-291-9620


Standing Committees

Awards: Beverly Yelczyn 406-329-3834
Continuing Forestry Education Contact: Dale Kerkvliet 406-273-8223
Science/Tech Chair: John Goodburn 406-243-4295
Policy Chair: Gordy Sanders 406-677-2201
Membership Chair: Steve Hayes, CF 406-243-2748
Newsletter Editor: Peter Kolb 406-243-4705
Montana Natural Resource Youth Camp: Amy Helena 406-244-2385
Communications Chair: vacant    
Foresters' Fund Chair: Gordy Sanders 406-677-2201
Historian/Archivist Scott Kuehn 406-546-9304
Education Chair: Cindy Bertek 406-243-4706
Webmaster: Sherri McWilliams 406-243-2479