Our Team

Lisa Tate
Executive Director

Dave Stack
Historian & Curator

Tom Petersen
Development Director

James B. Wall, Ph.D.
Oral Historian

Amanda Wickel
Campus Manager/Admin

Professional Advisors

Art Processors
Interpretive Planning

Mark Lodine
Legal Counsel

Drew Rieker
JCCS, PV, Accountant

Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Architecture + Urban Design

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
Deputy Chief, USFS (Ret.)

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

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

Andy Mason
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.)

Jim Caswell
Director of the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (Ret.)

Fred Cooper
USDA Office of Personnel Management (Ret.)

Doug Crandall
Director of Legislative Affairs, Forest Service (Ret.)

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

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

Patricia Grantham
Acting Director, Fire and Aviation Management (Ret.)

Jane Leche
Regional Customer Service, Tourism, and Outreach Manager for Rocky Mtn. Region in Denver, CO (Ret.)

Brian Leisz
Owner & President Fall Creek Timber Frames, Inc.

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

Mark Lodine
Attorney-in-Charge, Office of General Counsel, USDA (Ret.)

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.)

Charlie Richmond
Director of Rangeland Management and Vegetation Ecology
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.)

Barbara Tormoehlen
Northeast Area State and Private Forestry (Ret.)

Onno Wieringa
General Manager Alta Ski Area (Ret.)

Dick Woodfin
Deputy Director
Pacific Northwest Research Station (Ret.)

Ex-Officio Directors (Non-Voting):

Missoula County Commissioners

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

Director Emeritus:

Beryl Johnson

Doug Leisz

Max Peterson

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.

Conrad Anker
American Rock Climber, Mountaineer, Author,

Michael Berry
President, National Ski Areas Association, (Ret.)

Robert Bibb
Chairman/CEO, Bibb Engineers,

S.J. Camarata
Director ESRI (Ret.)

Stanley Dempsey
Chairman, Royal Gold, Inc., (Ret.)

Smoke Elser
Wilderness Outfitters Consulting Group, LLC

Jim Hubbard
Under Secretary for National Resources & Environment, USDA (Ret)

Nils Johnson
Director of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs, Holland and Hart
Washington, D.C.

Ethan Lane
Vice President of Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Washington, D.C.

Dave Tenny
President & CEO, National Alliance of Forest Owners
Washington D.C.

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, Director of Applied History Initiative, and Professor of History at the University of Colorado

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

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

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

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

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

Aaron Shapiro, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

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

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

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

Regional Director Cadres

The Museum is represented throughout the country by a volunteer Leadership Corps of Regional Directors and Representatives with an outstanding commitment to sharing the history of America’s Conservation Legacy.

Active in the US Forest Service Retirees Regional Associations and a variety of community, nonprofit conservation and educational organizations, these Museum 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.

Northern Region

(Region 1 & Rocky Mtn. Research Station)

Ed Levert

Rich Stem
Board Liaison

Cadre members:
Gary Rahm
Jane Kollmeyer
Jack Troyer
Curt Glasoe
Dave Pieper


Rocky Mountain Region

(Region 2 & Rocky Mtn. Research Station)

Bjorn Dahl

Pat Lynch
Board Liaison

Cadre members:
Dan Nolan
Bill Bass
Elaine Langstaff
Brad Exton
Brent Botts
Bruce Short
Dave Cawrse
Dave Steinke
Jerry Schmidt
Jane Leche
Jim Free
Sig Palm
Steve Ambrose


Southwestern Region

(Region 3 & Rocky Mtn. Research Station)

Marlin Johnson

Andy Mason
Board Liaison

Cadre members:
Jan Polasky
Paul Polasky
Mike King
John Hinz
Jim Payne


Intermountain Region

(Region 4 & Rocky Mtn. Research Station)

Dick Smith

Lynn Sprague
Board Liaison

Cadre members:
Lyle Powers


Pacific Southwest Region

(Region 5 & Pacific Southwest Research Station)

Bruce Van Zee
No. California Director

Doug Pumphrey
So. California Director

Phil Aune
Board Liaison

Cadre members:
George Roby
Jerry Jensen
Gary Earney


Pacific Northwest Region

(Region 6 & Pacific Northwest Research Station)

Bob Williams

Liz Agpaoa
Board Liaison

Cadre members:
Cindy Miner


Southern Region

(Region 8 & Southern Research Station, International Institute of Tropical Forestry)

Dave Jolly

Charlie Richmond
Board Liaison

Cadre members:
Ed Gee


Eastern Region

(Region 9 & Northern Research Station, Forest Products Lab)

(Rotates among cadre members)

Barb Tormoehlen
Board Liaison

Cadre members:
Jane Cliff
Deb Dietzman
Jim Sanders
Tom Wagner


Alaska Region

(Region 10 & Pacific Northwest Research Station)

Jim LaBau

Dick Woodfin
Board Liaison

Cadre members:
Ken Winterberger


DC Area

(Washington Office)

Patti Hirami

Tom Thompson
Board Liaison


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