Advisory Council

School of Natural Resources Advisory Council

The School of Natural Resources (SNR) Advisory Council membership is persons who represent private companies, organizations, public agencies or themselves. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to counsel the School of Natural Resources on its teaching, research and extension programs, and to support the programs by acquainting individuals, organizations and legislative groups with the programs and needs of the School.

  • Lisa Allen, State Forester, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Andrea Balkenbush, Chief of Outreach and Education, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Jennifer Battson Warren, Wildlife Division Chief, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Cherri Baysinger, Administrator, Section of Epidemiology for Public Health Practices, Division of Community and Public Health, Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Kurt Boeckmann, Agriculture Liaison, Director’s Office, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Scott Brundage, Consulting Forester
  • Brandon Butler, Executive Director, Conservation Federation of Missouri
  • Brian Canaday, Fisheries Division Chief, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Matt Chambers, Meteorologist, KMOV, St. Louis
  • Larry Cleveland, Director, Ozark Fisheries
  • Carol Comer, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • David Curtis, Retired, Warrensburg Parks and Recreation
  • Joe Dillard, Retired, Missouri Department of Conservation, University of Missouri
  • *Mike Dougherty, Owner/Urban Forester, Tree Management Company
  • Tom Draper, Deputy Director, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Daniel Earhart, Staff Environmental Scientist, Burns &McDonnell
  • Kenneth Edscom, Retired, Consulting Forester, Forest Enterprises
  • Ben Ellis, Director, Missouri State Parks
  • Joe Engeln, Retired, Assistant Director for Science and Technology, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • David Gaede, NOAA Federal/National Weather Service
  • Justine Gartner, Missouri River Forest Management Chief, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Gary Gates, Assistant Executive Director, Missouri Parks and Recreation Association
  • Mike Griggs, Director, Columbia Parks & Recreation Department
  • Myron Gwinner, Retired, Hydrologist, National Weather Service
  • Ted Hillmer, Superintendent, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield
  • Deirdre “DK” Hirner, Midwest Policy Director, American Wind Energy Association
  • Mike Hood, Retired, Director, Columbia Parks & Recreation Department
  • Mike Hubbard, Deputy Director-Resource Management, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Shelby Jones, Retired, President, Midwest Forest Consultants, LLC
  • Jim Kent, Retired, Superintendent of Parks, St. Charles County
  • Mike Kruse, Instructor, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri
  • Steve Lack, Techniques Development Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Aviation Weather Center
  • Rebecca Landewe, Current River Project Manager, The Nature Conservancy
  • *Dan Lang, Director of Economic Development, City of Wentzville
  • *William Lockwood, Retired, Directors of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, City of Jefferson, Missouri
  • Wayne Lovelace, President and CEO, Forrest Keeling Nursery
  • Jorge Lugo-Camacho, State Soil Scientist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Colleen Meredith, Director, Soil & Water Conservation Program, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Stuart Miller, Policy Coordinator, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • David Murphy, Retired, Executive Director, Conservation Federation of Missouri, Missouri Department of Conservation Commissioner
  • Jan Neitzert, Executive Director, Missouri Park and Recreation Association
  • Sara Parker Pauley, Director, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Merideth Perkins, Urban Forestry Consultant, Davey Resource Group
  • Brian Pettegrew, Research Associate, NOAA, Colorado State University
  • Jerry Presley, Retired, Director, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • *Bill Reininger, Executive Director, Tower Grove Park
  • Roscoe Righter, Retired, Director, Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department
  • James Rocca, Retired, Consulting Urban Forester, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • William Ruppert, Owner/Manager, National Nursery Products, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Todd Sampsell, Assistant to the Director for Operational Excellence, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Ann Schroeder, Retired, Franklin County District Commissioner
  • Christine Tew, Director of Communications, Missouri Soybean Association
  • Doug Tilly, General Forecaster, National Weather Service
  • Susan Trautman, Chief Executive Officer, Great Rivers Greenway
  • Larry Vangilder, Retired, Missouri Department of Conservation, Instructor, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri
  • James Walker, Retired, Walker & Associates, Inc.
  • John Weber, Environmental Scientist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  • Larry Yamnitz, Protection Division Chief, Missouri Department of Conservation

*Executive Board Members

Advisory Council By-laws

See the SNR Advisory Council Constitution and Bylaws (PDF)