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
  • Jennifer Battson Warren, Wildlife Division Chief, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • *Cherri Baysinger, (Retired) Administrator, Section of Epidemiology for Public Health Practices, Division of Community and Public Health, Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Kurt Boeckmann, Soil and Water Conservation Program Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Brandon Butler, Director of Communications, Roeslein Alternative Energy
  • Brian Canaday, Fisheries Division Chief, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Matt Chambers, Meteorologist, KMOV, St. Louis
  • Larry Cleveland, Director, Ozark Fisheries
  • 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
  • Daniel Earhart, Staff Environmental Scientist, Burns &McDonnell
  • Kenneth Edscom, Retired, Consulting Forester, Forest Enterprises
  • Joe Engeln, Retired, Assistant Director for Science and Technology, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Susan Flader, Professor Emerita of History, University of Missouri, President L-A-D Foundation
  • David Gaede, NOAA Federal/National Weather Service
  • Justine Gartner, Missouri River Forest Management Chief, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Gary Gates, Executive Director, Missouri Parks and Recreation Association
  • Janet Godon, Planner, Columbia Parks and Recreation Department
  • Mike Griggs, Director, Columbia Parks & Recreation Department
  • Matthew Gwinner, Research and Ministry Development Coordinator, Oral Roberts Ministries
  • 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
  • *Dan Lang, Retired, City Administrator, City of Dardenne Prairie
  • *William Lockwood, Retired, Directors of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, City of Jefferson, Missouri
  • Wayne Lovelace, CEO, Forrest Keeling Nursery
  • Jorge Lugo-Camacho, State Soil Scientist, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Stuart Miller, Policy Coordinator, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • David Murphy, Retired, Executive Director, Conservation Federation of Missouri, Missouri Department of Conservation Commissioner
  • Sara Parker Pauley, Director, Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Merideth Perkins, Executive Director, Forest ReLeaf of Missouri
  • *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
  • Ann Schroeder, Retired, Franklin County District Commissioner
  • Tyler Schwartze, Executive Director, Conservation Federation of Missouri
  • Greg Snellen, Environmental Supervisor, Rules and Special Projects Unit Chief, Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Mike Sutherland, Division Director, Missouri State Parks
  • Christine Tew, Marketing Communications Manager, Valent U.S.A. LLC
  • Doug Tilly, General Forecaster, National Weather Service
  • Susan Trautman, Chief Executive Officer, Great Rivers Greenway
  • James Walker, Retired, Walker & Associates, Inc.
  • 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)