Idaho Chapter Board

Currently Vacant, Co-Chair (North Idaho)


Ed Rebman, Co-Chair (Southwest Idaho)

Ed grew up in Michigan hunting, fishing and backpacking from an early age.  After discovering the mountains during westerly vacations, Ed and his wife Lisa moved to Idaho in 2014.  They picked Idaho specifically because of the available public land opportunities.  Ed enjoys hunting for elk, deer and grouse, and backpacking to trout fishing locations.  Ed and Lisa spend much of their leisure time hiking and snowshoeing with their dogs on public land. 


Jeff Klausmann, Co-Chair (East Idaho) 

Originally an East Coaster, Jeff moved to Idaho in 1993 for the fish and wildlife.  He started out as a fishing guide on the Snake River and now owns a environmental consulting company and native plant nursery focused on fish and wildlife habitat restoration.  Jeff is a leader in the conservation community in eastern Idaho and is dedicated to maintaining high environmental stewardship and conservation values.  Jeff has designed over 30 wildlife habitat projects throughout the west that have benefited fish, waterfowl, songbirds and big game species.  Jeff also has some remarkable culinary skills and his mallard recipes are especially amazing.  When not at work, Jeff enjoys getting outside with his family, particularly hunting with his 3 boys and their friends


JD Miller, Treasurer

JD grew up Colorado and started hunting and fishing at an early age.  After college he moved to Idaho to run his fly fishing guide business on the famed waters of the Henry's Fork.  Today  JD lives in Eagle and is the dad to two up and coming hunters and anglers.  Swinging for steelhead and archery elk hunting are JD's passions but he can also be found hunting turkeys, chasing bass, or doing just about anything else that gets him outside. 

 

 


Logan Eres, Secretary

Logan grew up hunting and fishing in Washington. After graduating with her MBA from Washington State University, she moved to Boise to work at Micron. At Micron, Logan works as a Business Process Analyst and is excited to bring her structured thinking and facilitation skills to the team. Logan loves the challenges and rewards that Idaho public lands have to offer. After participating in a BHA Hunting For Sustainability program by taking the Idaho BHA "Learn to Hunt" course, Logan harvested her first public land mule deer. When not at work or volunteering for BHA Logan enjoys spending time with her horse, hunting, hiking, or enjoying a nice meal with friends and family.  Logan joined the Idaho board in early 2020.    


sean_carriere_ID.jpgSean Carriere, Board Member (Stewardship Committee Chair)

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.


Todd Syruws, Board Member (Membership/Events/Fundraising Committee Chair)

Todd grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, hunting and fishing on public lands. This is where he began to greatly cherish and value public lands. Todd and his family have lived across the U.S. and Todd has traveled across the globe while engaging in missionary efforts. He presently lives in the mountains between Boise and Idaho City. Todd loves chasing turkeys in the spring and finds consistent success using only voice-calling techniques. He also filled his once-in-a-lifetime Idaho bull moose tag in 2019.  Todd has been active with Idaho BHA since 2017 and joined the board in early 2020.


Tyler Wicks, Board Member (Communications Committee Chair)  

A native of St. Maries, ID, Tyler grew up racing motorcycles and hunting the thick woods of the Idaho panhandle in search of whitetails and elk.  Like many folks in Idaho, a job opportunity brought Tyler to the Treasure Valley.  Much of the year, Tyler and his wife can be found camping and exploring public lands with their two young children.  As an avid (and responsible) motorcycle rider, Tyler was drawn to BHA in part because of BHA's commitment to help fight the problem with illegal motorized use on our public lands.  After joining the BHA board in 2019, Tyler experienced his best year of hunting, as he arrowed a 6x6 bull elk and a 4x4 mule deer. 


Andrew Anderson, Board Member (Policy Committee Chair)

Andrew is a native Idahoan and lives in Boise with his wife and two young kids and some fine pointing labs.  Andrew works as a dog trainer, mixing upland and waterfowl skills.  He has worked as a corrections officer, an EMT and and as a professional musician.  Being a skilled writer, Andrew enjoys digging into policy issues that affect Idaho's hunters and anglers and communicating the importance of the issues to BHA members.  


Regional Reps - Committed BHA members who monitor and report on important BHA-related issues, opportunities and threats in their area of the state.

Region 1 (Panhandle) - Cody Montgomery

Region 2 (Clearwater) - Dean Ferguson, Seth Bynum

Region 3 (Southwest) - Mike Lipps, Nicole Swafford, Katie Oelrich

Region 4 (Magic Valley) - Ford VanFossan

Region 5 (Southeast) - Vacant

Region 6 (Upper Snake) - Hunter Johnstone

Region 7 (Salmon) - Chad Fealko

 

Hunter Johnstone, Region 6 Rep

A first-generation Idahoan, Hunter grew up in Indiana hunting whitetails, turkey, and small game on his family’s homestead forest and river bottoms as well as Indiana’s few public parcels. After graduating from Purdue University where he and his partner earned Wildlife and Forestry degrees, the two of them moved to Idaho for the abundance of public land, Wilderness, foraging, and hunting opportunities. Since coming to Idaho, Hunter has worked across the state with sagebrush-grassland songbirds, Sage-grouse, mule deer, wolves, and now elk. Hunter has a passion for wild game cooking, sharing the harvest and mentoring new hunters of all ages. 

 

Jeff-elk1.JPGJeff Barney, Special Advisor

Jeff Barney served as the Idaho chapter secretary for the first 9 years of the Idaho chapter's existence.  Jeff turned over his official board duties in early 2020 but remains an active contributor to the Idaho BHA chapter.  Jeff became involved to help protect public access and to stand against those interests attempting to eliminate public lands.   

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 and works as a state park ranger.

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