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Doug Wyman

Doug Wyman

President

319-310-1141

vizladad@gmail.com

Doug has a passion for the outdoors, pheasant hunting, and his Vizslas. His goal is to provide habitat for future generations to enjoy.

Jon and Vicki Rathje

Jon and Vicki Rathje

Jon VP, Vickie Board Member

jrathje@rathjeconstruction.com

Steph Busenbark

Steph Busenbark

Secretary

563-676-3528

Avid outdoors man and hunter

Kyle Robinson

Kyle Robinson

Treasurer

319-551-1129

Kyle Robinson owns Kyle’s Framing & Gallery, a custom frame shop, and art gallery, and Indian Creek Lure Company, a tackle company, in Marion, IA. Kyle worked in the grocery business for 30 years in Iowa, and North Dakota, leaving to start his own business in 1999. Kyle has been active in Ducks Unlimited, Whitetails Unlimited, and Pheasants Forever.

Tina Elwood Gehrke

Tina Elwood Gehrke

Education, Outreach & Webmaster

State of Iowa DNR Advisory Board

elwoodgehrke@gmail.com

State of Iowa DNR Advisory Board Vice President of the Ely American Legion Air Rifle Club Collegiate Shooting Sports Team Manager

Greg Johnston

Greg Johnston

Habitat Chair

319-210-1340

gvjohnston@msn.com

Jeff Pitlik

Jeff Pitlik

State Board Member, Past President

319-361-9488

Jeff and his wife, Royce are from Anamosa, Iowa. Jeff has worked at Rockwell Collins for 37 years. He has been an avid outdoorsman all of his life and he strongly believes in the value of creating and supporting habitat to provide essential cover for all forms of wildlife, and water quality.

Kim Wyman

Kim Wyman

Board Member

319-558-6260

shorty82.kw@gmail.com

Active in the outdoors, breeds and raisers bird dogs, and cares about habitat

Wade Kisner

Wade Kisner

Heroes Hunt Coordinator

Past President

319-560-0166

Wade Kisner is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Wade loves his English Setters! Check them out at Sweet Point Setters.

Dennis Goemaat

Dennis Goemaat

Board Member

Deputy Director of the Linn County Conservation Department where he has worked for 34 years. He is also an adjunct faculty at Kirkwood Community College in the Parks and Natural Resources program. Dennis has a passion for Iowa’s natural resources with a special interest in improving water quality in Iowa’s rivers and streams. He believes in providing opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy Iowa’s outdoor recreation opportunities. He enjoys the quality of life Iowa has to offer and believes that we need to protect and conserve our natural resources while promoting a healthy environment and economy. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, hiking and gardening.

Dick Heft

Dick Heft

Board Member

Dick is a 33 year + veteran of the United States Government retired as a Special Agent of the FBI. He competed at The Olympic Level in International Skeet Shooting representing The USA. He is active in a host of local, state, and national conservation and environmental organizations and is a past president of The Linn County Conservation Board and The Hawkeye Area Council of The Boy Scouts of America. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Turn In Poachers ( T.I.P. ) Program for the Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources. Dick has been recognized nationally by B.A.S.S. ( Bass Angler Sportsman Society ) for his leadership in youth fishing programs both locally and nationally. Dick is a very active Pheasant Hunter and hunts in several states on an annual basis.

Dan Biechler

Dan Biechler

Board Member

Board Member Dan Biechler is Executive Director for the Linn County Conservation Board. He has worked for the Linn County Conservation Board for 40 years, the past 27 as Executive Director. Dan has a passion for the outdoors. He grew up in the Swiss Valley area south of Dubuque and spent his youth hunting and exploring nature.

Forrest Kramer

Forrest Kramer

Board Member

319-350-2130

Bio Coming Soon.

Josh Yoder

Josh Yoder

Board Member

James Berry

James Berry

Board Member

paloBowDoc@Palo-outdoors.com

Board member and retired military service member.

Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Board Member

Mark Lorenz

Mark Lorenz

Board Member

motorairboat@yahoo.com

Mark joined Pheasants Forever to help increase bird habitat and help document Pheasant Forever's role in Habitat Improvement.

Emery Davis

Emery Davis

PF Wildlife Biologist/Board Member

Emory has a strong connection to agriculture as well as conservation He farms and is a PF Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist working with landowners incorporate habitat in their operation. Married and graduated from Central College with a degree in Biology and a minor in Environmental Science. He enjoys all kinds of hunting and outdoor activities.

Josh Fossum

Josh Fossum

Board Member

Park Ranger

Josh resides in Linn County and is a park ranger. Josh used to reside and work as a Park Ranger for the Scott County Conservation Board where he also was active in Pheasants Forever. We are happy to have Josh on the team!

Ed Kempf

Ed Kempf

Board Member

319-389-6669

A love of dogs, pheasant hunting, the outdoors, and photography brought me into contact with Linn County Pheasants Forever Chapter 45 in 2003. Since then I couldn’t imagine my life without the great people I’ve met along the way thanks to my LCPF affiliation.

John Peters

John Peters

Board Member

Hunter Gehrke

Hunter Gehrke

Apprentice Outreach Chair

hunter.b.gehrke@gmail.com

Brian Bares

Brian Bares

Board Member

Mathew Francois

Mathew Francois

Board Member

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