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, Ohio
David Barbisan, Vice President, HB Land and Construction, Bozeman, Montana
Scott Fossel, Treasurer, Retired, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Dottie Fossel, Secretary, Founder, Ennis, Montana
Merrill Arbuckle, Retired, Three Forks, Montana
Robert Beck, Sales Consultant, Ennis, Montana Dyrk Eddie, Telmon Inc, Kalispell, Montana
Jon Fossel, Founder, Retired, Bayfield, Colorado
Michael Fossel, Telocyte, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Pieter Fossel, Hydrosat Inc, Washington, DC Bob Garrott, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana Kevin Hurley, Wild Sheep Foundation, Bozeman Montana
John Knapton, Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana
Bob Rowe, Northwestern Energy, Helena, Montana Michael Schlegel, Retired , Grangeville, ID Loren Tucker, Retired, Virginia City, Montana
Will Fossel, Westerville, Ohio
Marc Glines, Retired, Ennis, Montana
NEW BOARD MEMBERS - 1/2019
We welcomed five new board members to our Board of Directors during our January 10, 2019 board meeting. New board members Dyrk Eddie, Bob Garrott, Kevin Hurley, Michael Schlegel, and Loren Tucker bring with them varying professional skills, backgrounds, and knowledge.
Dyrk Eddie of Kalispell is the founder and CEO of voice and data installation company Telmon Inc. He is an avid bowhunter and outdoorsman, and a life member of numerous organizations including Wild Sheep Foundation, Safari Club International, Montana Bowhunters Association, and Pope & Young Club.
Dr. Bob Garrott of Bozeman had served on the Preserve’s Board of Directors in the past and is a faculty member in the Ecology Department and a member of the Fish & Wildlife Management Program at Montana State University. The Preserve has worked with MSU for many years, catering to researchers and hosting classes. Dr. Garrott will help strengthen this tie.
Kevin Hurley of Bozeman is the Vice President of Conservation and Operations for the Wild Sheep Foundation. He recently retired from the WY Game and Fish Department after a 30 plus year career as a wildlife biologist. Recent positions held include District Wildlife Management Coordinator and Statewide Bighorn Sheep Program Coordinator. Kevin is a life member of numerous conservation organizations and an avid outdoorsman.
Mike Schlegel of Grangeville, ID spent 26 years with Idaho Department of Fish and Game, serving as a Conservation Officer, Wildlife Research Biologist, and a Regional Wildlife Manager. After his retirement from the Department, he continued to do contract work for them focusing on game surveys and animal capture. Mike has been actively involved with the Pope & Young Club, serving as chairman of their Conservation Committee. He is an avid bowhunter and part time fly-fishing guide.
Loren Tucker of Virginia City is a retired attorney; he previously served as District Court Judge for the 5th District of the state of MT. He continues to serve as judge on the District Court for the Missouri River Water Shed and as President of the MT Judge’s Association. Loren has lived in MT for 45 years and is a volunteer and member of a number of other local non-profit organizations.