Jack Creek Preserve Foundation is driven by a volunteer Board of Directors, an Executive Director and supported by volunteers from the neighboring communities of Big Sky and Ennis.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Brian Benyo, President, Brilex Industries, Berlin Center, OH Co-owner of Brilex Industries & Taylor Winfield Technologies. Resides part-time in Ohio and in Montana near the JCP. Avid bowhunter and outdoorsman. Life member of RMEF, SCI, Wild Sheep Foundation, P&Y Club.
David Barbisan, Vice President, HB Land & Construction, Bozeman, MT MS from MSU in animal science and conservation sustainable development. Presently owner of HB Land and Construction, real estate/property investment and management.
Scott Fossel, Treasurer, Retired, Jackson Hole, WY MBA from Amos Tuck School – Dartmouth. Former banker, venture capitalist. Extensive non-profit experience. Interests include: skiing, golf, bowhunting, fly fishing, hiking. Owns land adjacent to JCP. my cs.com email address and use instead.
Dottie Fossel, Secretary, Founder, Ennis, MT Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Madison Valley Medical Center. Life member of RMEF and member of SW MT SCI.
Merrill Arbuckle, Retired, Three Forks, MT Graduate of MSU with BS in Zoology and Fish & Wildlife, Retired Army Reserve LTC with almost 38 years of service. Life Member RMEF and chapter committee officer, Life Member NRA, FWP Archery Hunter Ed Instructor. Has been involved with the Outdoor Skills Camps since 2007. Avid bow hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.
Dyrk Eddie, Telmon Inc, Kalispell, MT Founder and CEO of Telmon, Inc. Avid bowhunter and outdoorsman. Life member of Wild Sheep Foundation, Montana & Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundations, Safari Club International, Montana Bowhunters Association, Alaskan Bowhunters Association Inc., Grand Slam/OVIS, and Regular Life member of Pope & Young Club.
Jon Fossel, Founder, Retired, Bayfield, CO Co-Founder of the Jack Creek Preserve. Former CEO of Oppenheimer Funds. Jon spent 32 years in the investment business and has been actively involved in a number of conservation organizations including Chairman of the RMEF.
Pieter Fossel, Hydrosat Inc, Washington, DC Founder at Hydrosat Inc.
Dr. Robert Garrott, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT Faculty member in the Ecology Department and a member of the Fish & Wildlife Management Program at Montana State University.
Kevin Hurley, Wild Sheep Foundation, Bozeman MT Wild Sheep Foundation VP of Conservation & Operations; ~30 years with State of Wyoming Game & Fish Department.
John Knapton, Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, MT Lives in Ennis Montana and grew up in the state and has worked at Big Sky Resort for the past 22 years and currently functions as Mountain Manager. Interests include spending time with family, hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, and habitat conservation. Is a member of Back Country Hunters and Anglers Association, and a board member of Bear Smart Big Sky.
Megan Robinson, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT Nursing student at Montana State University Bozeman. Passionate about conservation of our beautiful wild animals and their habitats. Wants to do her part in expressing the importance of conservation to young people. Interests include hunting, fishing, country swing dancing, rodeo, spending time with friends and family, adventures, traveling, animals, and more.
Bob Rowe, Northwestern Energy, Helena, MT President and CEO of Northwestern Energy. Working with Jack Creek Preserve as an opportunity to support a grassroots conservation and education project that will preserve a special place long after we are gone.
Michael Schlegel, Retired, Grangeville, ID BS and MS from Oregon State University in Wildlife Mgmt. 26 years with Idaho Dept Fish and Game, 1 yr as a conservation officer, 13 yrs wildlife research biologist, 12 yrs regional wildlife manager. Contract work after retirement from IDFG; game surveys and animal capture. Member of several bowhunting and conservation organizations. Part time deer hunting and fly-fishing guide.
Loren Tucker, Retired, Virginia City, MT Judge Tucker earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1972, where he served as Co-Managing Editor for the Law Review. He worked in a general private practice emphasizing banking and real estate litigation and was a part-time County Attorney for 16 years. He is a retired District Judge for the Fifth Judicial District Court in MT and remains Water Court Judge for the Upper Missouri River Basin. Judge Tucker is past President of the Montana Judges’ Association, the Montana County Attorneys’ Association, and the Fifth Judicial District Bar Association and a chairman or member of several other legal organizations.
Michael Fossel, Telocyte LLC, Ada, MI PhD and MD from Stanford University, professor of medicine for 27 years, author of several books and textbooks on medicine and IT. President and Founder of Telocyte LLC, a biotech company targeting Alzheimer’s disease.