Officers

Doug Wyman

Doug Wyman

President
319-310-1141
vizsladad44@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. He enjoys introducing the outdoors to adults and youth!

Vicki Rathje

Vicki Rathje

Vice President
vicki@rathjefarms.com

Long time board member and conservation advocate, Vicki has a passion for the outdoors. Vicki's ideas and passion for fundraising and community outreach are skills the board is grateful for!

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.

Kim Wyman

Kim Wyman

Secretary

319-558-6260
shorty82.kw@gmail.com

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

Greg Johnston

Greg Johnston

Habitat Chair
319-210-1340
gvjohnston@msn.com

Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Board Member

Jim has a passion for the outdoors and conservation of natural resources. Jim always has a land and habitat improvement project up his sleve. Thanks for representing Linn County on the State Pheasants Forever board, Jim!

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.

Tina Elwood Gehrke

Tina Elwood Gehrke

Education & Outreach
State of Iowa DNR Advisory Board
elwoodgehrke@gmail.com

Iowa Scholastic Clay Target Program Vice President of the Ely American Legion Air Rifle Club Collegiate Shooting Sports Team Manager

Dennis Goemaat

Dennis Goemaat

Board Member

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 the former Executive Director for the Linn County Conservation Board. He has worked for the Linn County Conservation Board for 40+ years, and ~28 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.

Carrie Oelrich

Carrie Oelrich

Board Member

Josh Yoder

Josh Yoder

Board Member

Dan & Amy Bishop

Board Member

Conservation advocates and outdoorsmen.

Hunter Gehrke

Hunter Gehrke

Apprentice Outreach Chair

hunter.b.gehrke@gmail.com

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.

Steph Busenbark

Steph Busenbark

Chapter Member
563-676-3528

Avid outdoors man and hunter & Woods & Waters Project CEO

Bob Quint

Bob Quint

Board Member

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.

Mathew Francois

Mathew Francois

Board Member

This Could Be You

This Could Be You

Board Member

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