Officers and Student Representative

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 and the Student Representative position are 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. Candidates for the Student Representative are nominated by the Student Committee. 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.


Jackie Watson
Utah Division of Wildlife
1115 N Main St
Springville, UT 84663
Phone: (210) 663-4934


Daniel Dauwalter 
Trout Unlimited
910 Main Street, Suite 342
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 345-9800

Vice President

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

Immediate Past President

Brian Missildine
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
1111 Washington St
Olympia, WA 98504
Phone: (360) 902-2676

Secretary – Treasurer

Tracy Wendt
Big Thompson Watershed Coalition
PO Box 1923
Loveland CO 80539
Phone: (406) 214-2868

Student Representative

Britta Baechler
Portland State University
Environmental Science & Management Program
1719 SW 10th Ave
Portland OR 97201