Officers and Student Representative


Dan Brauch
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
300 E. New York Ave.
Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone:  (970) 497-9722
Email: [email protected]


Laurie Earley
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office
10950 Tyler Road
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone: (530) 527-3043 ext 262
Email: [email protected]

Vice President

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

Immediate Past President

Todd Pearsons
Grant County Public Utility District
1134 East Franklin Street
Ellensburg, WA  98926
Phone:  (509) 859-2862
Email: [email protected]

Secretary – Treasurer

Laura Burckhardt
Wyoming Game and Fish Department
2820 State Highway 120
Cody, WY 82414
Phone: (307) 527-7125
Email: [email protected]

Student Representative

Kat Dale
University of California, Santa Cruz
130 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Email: [email protected]

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.