Officers and Student Representative


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


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

Vice President

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]

Immediate Past President

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

Secretary – Treasurer

Travis Rehm
Spokane Tribal Fisheries
6290 D Ford-Wellpinit Rd.
Wellpinit, WA 99040
Phone: (509) 244-7031
Email: [email protected]

Student Representative

Emily Chen
University of California, Berkeley
Environmental Science & Management Program
130 Mulford Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: (949) 510-8707
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.