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.
Communications and Publications Director
Ashley Schroeder was promoted to Publications Editor on Aug. 1, 2009, after being hired as Executive Assistant in January 2009. Ashley solicits and works with editorial submissions for Outdoors Unlimited and edits, designs and oversees publication. She is also OWAA’s webmaster. 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 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.
Peter Van Horn
Peter Van Horn is currently completing a B.A. in journalism at the University of Montana. He is passionate about outdoor journalism and the power it has to inform the public about real environmental issues. Van Horn is also interested in feature writing and wilderness photography. He is a former raft guide, and still enjoys spending time on the water as well as downhill and Nordic skiing, hiking, and cycling. Van Horn joined OWAA as a journalism intern in the summer of 2013 and can be contacted by email at pvanhorn[at]owaa.org.
OWAA Officers and Board Members
- Mark Taylor, Virginia
- 1st Vice President: Bill Graham, Missouri
- 2nd Vice President: Mark Freeman, Oregon
- Secretary: Katie McKalip, Montana
- Treasurer: Jack Ballard, Montana
- Bruce Cochran, Kansas
- Chris Hunt, Idaho
- Tim Mead, North Carolina
- Mary Nickum, Arizona
- Brett Prettyman, Utah
- Paul Queneau, Montana
- Peter Schroeder, Washington
- Jeff Williams, Arkansas
- 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. She will put you in touch with the committee chair. Nominations should be provided to the committee by Oct. 15.