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President

Craig Madsen

The challenge with any organization is it providing a value to its members. How can the Washington Chapter of the Society for Range Management be of value to its members? I look forward to working with the members to gain insights in how the Chapter can enhance its value to its membership and increase member involvement.
I am co-owner of Healing Hooves with my wife Sue Lani. Healing Hooves uses a herd of 200 goats as a tool to manage vegetation. I am on the Board of Directors of Roots of Resilience, a non-profit that facilitates the restoration of ecosystems using Holistic Management. 
My wife and I live near Edwall, WA with our assortment of pets, working border collies, and herd of goats. I am active in my community as a volunteer firefighter, member of the Lions Club and an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Reardan.

Craig is running for a two year term.


Secretary

Hannah Tomlinson

Hello, my name is Hannah Tomlinson, and I would like to continue to be your WA Chapter SRM Secretary because I enjoy helping our society plan field tours and recruit new members. I grew up in Okanogan County on a small apple and cherry orchard near Loomis, WA. I received my B.S. in Rangeland Management and Ecology from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID and my M.S. in Range Science from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. I am currently a Soil Conservationist for the Nespelem Field Office on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. I started my career with NRCS at the end of 2016. Prior to coming to NRCS, I worked five field seasons with the USFS on the Entiat/Chelan and Tonasket Ranger Districts as a biological technician, and one field season for Dr. Timothy Prather in his Invasive Plant Biology Lab at the University of Idaho. I currently reside in Electric City, WA with my partner (Spus Wilder) and our two-year-old daughter (Ilaka).

Hannah is running for a two year term.


Treasurer

Don Llewellyn

Don grew up in Eastern Washington working in his family’s grain farming and beef cattle operations.  He earned his B.S. degree in Animal Science at Oklahoma State University, and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Ruminant Nutrition at Kansas State University focusing on forage fed cattle. Don joined Washington State University Extension in 2011 and is currently Associate Professor/Livestock Extension Specialist, and Director of Lincoln County Extension. Don’s Extension programming includes beef cow nutrition and management and making the most of low-quality forages. His applied research projects include evaluation of protein supplements for cattle and forage quality and utilization.

Serving in the leadership of SRM WA is a great opportunity to learn, network, and share my abilities in ruminant nutrition to provide practical and impactful information to producers and colleagues.     

Don was appointed by the Board to fill the remaining year of Craig’s two year term of Treasurer when Craig becomes president at the November 3 Annual Meeting.


Director

Will Keller

I was born and raised in the small wheat town of Odessa WA.  All the residents were of the same Volga German ancestry, wheat land is why they settled in eastern WA.  I retired 2 years ago after 42 years with USDA.  The last 32 years I spent working for Natural Resources Conservation Service in Okanogan WA.
My interest is building on the framework already developed to bring our young professionals into the SRM.

Will is running for a two year term.


Voting

Vote online. Online voting will close on November 3, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Download or request a paper ballot. Paper ballots must be received by November 3, 2022 at 3 p.m.

You may also vote during the Annual Meeting on November 3, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. Join by Zoom.


Problems voting? Contact Tom Platt