Eric Crawford, Co-Chair (North Idaho)
Katie Oelrich, Co-Chair (SW Idaho)
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 Frok. 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.
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, 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.
Ed Rebman, Board Member (Membership/Events/Fundraising Committee Chair)
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.
Tyler Wicks, Board Member (Communications Committee Chair)
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) - Travis Icardo, Merritt Horsmon
Region 2 (Clearwater) - Vacant
Region 3 (Southwest) - Liz Lynch, Mike Lipps, Nicole Swafford
Region 4 (Magic Valley) - Ford VanFossan
Region 5 (Southeast) - Vacant
Region 6 (Upper Snake) - Vacant
Region 7 (Salmon) - Chad Fealko