Officers and Student Representative


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
Sun River Watershed Group
PO Box 7312
Great Falls, MT 59406
Phone: (406) 214-2868

Student Representative

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

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.