Ian Malepeai, Co-Chair
Ian lives in Boise with his wife Hailey, daughter Malia, and pointer Tuli. He currently works for the Idaho Department of Commercewhere he helps develop the outdoor recreation business sector. He is the former general manager of the South Fork Lodge & Outfitters, a fly fishing resort located on the banks for the South Fork of the Snake River. Ian is a passionate outdoorsman and can be found sharing his love of fly fishing, upland game bird hunting, traditional archery, and mountain biking in nearly every moment of free time.When he’s not exploring the far reaches of wilderness or working with BHA, he can be found wearing the black and white stripes at high school football games or performing his duties as a board member for the Idaho chapter of Project Healing Waters.
Derrick Reeves, Co-Chair
Derrick lives in Deary, ID with his wife, Tera, and children, Katelyn and Wyatt. Derrick has two passions that he pursues: backpacking and hunting. He is happiest when he can combine the two. Derrick is fortunate to live in close proximity to some of the premier backpack hunting opportunities in the lower 48, and became active in BHA to help ensure that the opportunities he enjoys are available to his children.
Jeff Barney, Secretary
Idaho BHA chapter secretary Jeff Barney has been involved since the chapter's inception. He
became involved to help protect public access and to stand against those interests attempting to eliminate public lands. Jeff came up with the idea to leave thank you notes with motorized users who park their machines and walk into the back country. The concept has spread nation-wide through BHA chapters.
Jeff enjoys bird hunting (especially for chukars), bow hunting, fly fishing for trout and steelhead, trail running and wildlife photography. He also serves on his local Trout Unlimited chapter board in Boise.
Sean Carriere, Treasurer
Sean lives in Middleton, Idaho with his wife Lisa and two daughters Maria and Rebecca. Sean works in the high tech industry but spends his free time hunting, fishing, and camping throughout Idaho and the US. He enjoys introducing his daughters to the joys of the outdoor lifestyle. A member of a number of wildlife organizations, and a former Vice President and Board Member of the Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation, Sean has a long history of working for our wildlife, habitat, and land so we can pursue our passions.
Advisory Board Members:
North Central: Clay Hayes
Boise: Jeff Fealko
East: Steve Walker