To contact OWAA headquarters, please send an email to info[at]owaa.org. You can also call our office at 406-728-7434. And for postal mail, our address is 615 Oak St., Ste. 201, Missoula, MT 59801.
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OWAA headquarters staff
Tom Sadler joined the OWAA team as Executive Director on April 1, 2013. Tom previously ran a consulting firm, The Middle River Group, focusing communications and advocacy related to outdoor recreation and conservation. He launched the company in 2008 after more than 25 years in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Tom was the director of program development for the Trust for Public Land. He also served as the conservation director for the Izaak Walton League of America and was president of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. A former U.S. Navy reserve officer and an avid angler and hunter, he lives in Verona, Va., with his wife Beth and their labrador, Lily. Contact Tom Sadler at tsadler[at]owaa.org.
Ashley Schroeder has worked in variety of communications related roles for OWAA since January 2009. She currently oversees OWAA’s online presence and communications with members, supporters and the public. Schroeder graduated from the University of Montana with a B.A. in print journalism and a minor in media arts. She hails from Gillette, Wyo., where her outdoors experience included summer backpacking trips and surviving windy winter blizzards. Schroeder enjoys her relocation to Missoula and gets her fill of fresh air by training for marathons, snowboarding and soaking in hot springs. Contact Ashley Schroeder at aschroeder[at]owaa.org.
Membership & Conference Services
Jessica Pollett grew up outside of Seattle, Wash., before heading out East to get her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va. She moved to Missoula in January 2010, before joining the OWAA team in May 2010. Pollett has volunteered in nonprofit event planning with the American Red Cross and the Ronald McDonald House of Missoula and continues to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Missoula on the weekends and for special events. She enjoys camping, visiting National Parks, snowboarding and is excited to explore the beautiful outdoors in Montana. Contact Jessica Pollett at jpollett[at]owaa.org.
Outdoors Unlimited Editor
Kelsey Dayton joined the OWAA team on Oct. 1, 2013. She solicits and works with editorial submissions for Outdoors Unlimited and edits, designs and oversees its publication. Originally from Missoula, Mont., Dayton earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, where she focused on outdoor and environmental issue reporting. After graduating she wanted to return to the West and took a newspaper job in Wyoming. Since then she’s worked for several Wyoming newspapers, including covering the environmental beat for the statewide paper, before she began freelancing full time. When she’s not seeking and pitching stories that will get her outside, she loves to ski, hike, bike and camp. She writes a weekly outdoor focused blog called Peaks to Plains for Wyofile.com. Contact Kelsey Dayton at kdayton[at]owaa.org.
Journalism intern – position currently vacant
OWAA Officers and Board Members
- Bill Graham, Missouri
- 1st Vice President: Mark Freeman, Oregon
- 2nd Vice President: Lisa Densmore, Montana
- Secretary: Mark Herwig, Minnesota
- Treasurer: Jack Ballard, Montana
- Bruce Cochran, Kansas
- Brent Frazee, Missouri
- S. Chris Hunt, Idaho
- Tim Mead, North Carolina
- Colleen Miniuk-Sperry, Arizona
- Mary Nickum, Arizona
- Peter Schroeder, Washington
- Paul Smith, Wisconsin
- Randy Zellers, Arkansas
OWAA board members are elected each spring by the active membership. Board members serve three-year terms. The slate of candidates for the board is determined by the Board Nominating Committee. If you would like to nominate an OWAA member for consideration by the Board Nominating Committee, or if you are interested in running yourself, contact the Executive Director. He will put you in touch with the committee chair. Nominations should be provided to the committee by Oct. 15.