Officers and Student Representative


Eric Fetherman
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
317 W. Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 481-3225


Julie Carter
Arizona Game and Fish Department
5000 W. Carefree Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85086
Phone: (480) 254-4567

Vice President

Tim Copeland
Idaho Fish and Game Department
600 S. Walnut Ave
Boise, ID 83707
Phone: (208) 287-2782

Immediate Past President

Laurie Earley
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Phone: (530) 355-3390

Secretary – Treasurer

Laura Burckhardt
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
2 Tilden Trail
Cody, WY 82414
Phone: (307) 586-2857

Student Representative

Meredith Leigh Journey
University of Wyoming

The elected Western Division Officers are President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, and immediate Past President. The Student Representative is an elected agent to the Executive Committee. The offices of Past President, President, and President-Elect are automatically filled by the current President, President-Elect and Vice President, respectively. The office of Vice President is filled by election each year. The office of Secretary-Treasurer is filled by election on an alternate-year basis because this position has a two-year term of office. Candidates for Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer are chosen through the Nominating Committee. The Student Representative position is a two-year term and filled by student elections in alternate years. Candidates for the Student Representative are self-nominated or nominated by a Society member in the Division. The terms of office for the Division Officers, Student Representative, and Committee Chairs coincide with those of the Society; these terms generally start and end with the date of the business meeting of the Society, which is typically in late August or early September each year.