Our Team


Lisa Tate
Executive Director
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Dave Stack
Historian & Curator
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Cheryl Hughes
Director of Education
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Tom Petersen
Development Director
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Professional Advisors


David Guiney
Interpretive Planning

Kelly Karmel
LEED and Green Globes Certification

Mike Milodragovich
Legal Counsel

Drew Rieker
JCCS, PV, Accountant

Board of Directors


The Board of Directors reflects the national scope of the museum and lends their broad professional experience in careers across the Forest Service, the forest products industry, as well as in the environmental and business communities. The members-at-large are a diverse group representing expertise in economic development, museum operations, university administration and political action.

Tom Thompson
President
Deputy Chief, USFS (Ret.)

David M. Stack
Vice President
District Ranger, USFS Region 1 (Ret.)

Mike Paterni
Treasurer
Director of Programs and Budget, R1 USFA (Ret.)

Andy Mason
Secretary
Director, National Agroforestry Center USFS (Ret.)

Elizabeth Agpaoa
Regional Forester R-8
Forest Service (Ret.)

Phil Aune
Program Manager, PSW
Forest Service (Ret.)

Dale Bosworth
Forest Service (Ret.)

Fred Cooper
USDA Office of Personnel Management (Ret.)

John Drake
Director Wilderness, Recreation & Heritage R‑1
Forest Service (Ret.)

Larry Gadt
Director of Minerals & Geology
Forest Service (Ret.)

Nancy Gibson
Forest Supervisor
Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
Forest Service (Ret.)

Beryl Johnson
Director of Engineering, R-1
Forest Service (Ret.)

Jim LaBau
Affiliate Faculty Univ AK
Research Scientist
Forest Service PNW (Ret.)

Patricia Limerick
Chair of the Board, Center of the American West & Professor of History, University of Colorado

Pat Lynch
Western Heritage Company

John Maclean
Author and Journalist

Andy Mason
Director, National Agroforestry Center Forest Service (Ret.)

Char Miller
W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History at Pomona College

Mike Paterni
Director Program & Budget, R-1
Forest Service (Ret.)

Michelle Pearson
Historic preservationist and educator
Course instructor for Library of Congress in Primary Source Documents

Tom Pettigrew
Director of Engineering
Forest Service (Ret.)

Alex Philp, Ph.D.
Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Adelos, Inc.

Mark Rey
Michigan State University

Charlie Richmond
Director of Rangeland Management and Vegetation Ecology
Forest Service (Ret.)

Tony Schoonen
Chief of Staff, Boone and Crockett Club

Zane Smith Jr.
Regional Forester, R-5
Forest Service (Ret.)

Lynn Sprague
Regional Forester, R-5
Forest Service (Ret.)

David M. Stack
District Ranger, R-1
Forest Service (Ret.)

John Steffenson
Director of Global Business Development, National Government and Natural Resources, ESRI

Richard (Rich) Stem
Deputy Regional Forester Rocky Mountain Region
Forest Service (Ret.)

Tom Thompson
Deputy Chief
Forest Service (Ret.)

Onno Wieringa
General Manager Alta Ski Area (Ret.)

Ex-Officio Directors (Non-Voting):

John Engen
Mayor, City of Missoula
Montana

Chairman
Missoula County Commissioners
Montana

USDA Forest Service Liaison (Non-Voting):

Tracy Connell Hancock
Director of Knowledge Management and Communications
Forest Service Research and Development
Washington DC

Brandon Smith
Lands Special Use Program Manager Region 1
Montana

Director Emeritus:

Doug Leisz

Max Peterson

Gray Reynolds

Dave Scott

Our National Council


Members of the National Council advise and assist the Board in achieving the goals and objectives of the Museum. The council includes industry executives, former federal agency administrators and representatives of recreation, energy, wildlife, academic, tribal and forestry interests. Their breadth of experience and associations with the U.S. Forest Service will help the Museum reflect the role that cooperators and partners have played in shaping the conservation legacy of the agency.

Michael Berry
President, National Ski Areas Association
Colorado

Robert Bibb
Chairman/CEO, Bibb Engineers
Missouri

Dr. Bill Whitsitt
Executive Vice President, Devon Energy Corporation
Oklahoma

Derrick Crandall
President and CEO, American Recreation Coalition
Washington, DC

Stanley Dempsey
Chairman, Royal Gold, Inc.
Colorado

Smoke Elser
Wilderness Outfitters Consulting Group, LLC
Montana

Merv George, Jr.
Program Manager, Region 5 Tribal Relations, U.S. Forest Service; former Tribal Chair of the Hoopa Valley Indian Tribe
California

Nils Johnson
Director of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, Holland and Hart
Washington, DC

Dr. James Earl Kennamer
Chief Conservation Officer, National Wild Turkey Federation
South Carolina

John Turner
Managing Partner, Triangle X Ranch; former Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International and Scientific Affairs; former Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Wyoming

Pat Williams
Senior Fellow Emeritus, O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana; former nine-term Congressman for Montana
Montana

Advisory Panel of Historians and Social Scientists


The National Museum of Forest Service History’s Advisory Panel of Historians and Social Scientists is a group of fourteen nationally recognized authors, researchers and academics who advise in the development and programming of the National Conservation Legacy and Education Center.

The advisory panel includes award-winning authors and lecturers whose specialties range from U.S. environmental history, natural resource and public land policy, the history of the American West, tourism in the upper Midwest, the creation of eastern National Forests, Native American history and the history of the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.

Patricia Limerick
PhD, Panel Chair, Faculty Director and Chair of the Board, Center of the American West and Professor of History at the University of Colorado

Steve Anderson
President & CEO Forest History Society, North Carolina

Thomas Glen Alexander, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Brigham Young University

Richmond Clow, PhD
Professor of Native American Studies, University of Montana, College of Arts and Sciences

Char Miller, PhD
Director of Environmental Analysis Program; and W. M. Keck Professor, Pomona College

Mark T. Fiege, PhD
Associate Professor, Colorado State University

John Freemuth, PhD
Senior Fellow, Cecil D. Andrus Center for Public Policy and Professor of Political Science, Boise State University

Anthony Godfrey, PhD
President, U.S. West Research, Inc.

Aaron Shapiro, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Auburn University

Paul Sutter, PhD
Associate Professor of History, University of Colorado, Boulder

Sara Gregg, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, The University of Kansas

Joseph Jones, PhD
Independent Research Historian, Houston, Texas

Nancy Langston, PhD
Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Lincoln Bramwell, PhD
Ex Officio Member, Chief Historian, U.S. Forest Service

Regional Directors


The NMFSH is represented throughout the country by a volunteer Leadership Corps of Regional Directors and Representatives with an outstanding commitment to sharing the history of the US Forest Service and its partners.

Active in the US Forest Service Retirees Regional Associations and a variety of community, nonprofit conservation and educational organizations, these NMFSH representatives have helped attract more than $1 million in support from individuals, corporations and foundations. They meet monthly and are organized by Forest Service region and by special subject area.

Larry Gadt*
National Campaign Director
Kansas

Dave Wright
Region 1
Idaho

Bjorn Dahl
Region 2
Colorado

Dick Smith
Region 4
Idaho

Jerry Gause
Region 5
California

Steve Mealey
Region 6
Oregon

Dave Jolly
Region 8
Alabama

Theodore Beauvais
Region 9
Massachusetts

Jim LaBau*
Region 10
Alaska

* Museum Board Members

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