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2006 National Trails Symposium Planning Team

Co-Chair: Joe Taylor, Quad Cities CVB President/CEO • www.visitquadcities.com

Co-Chair: Pam Gluck, American Trails Executive Director • www.americantrails.org


AUCTIONS

Chair: Pam Ellis, Quad Cities CVB and MS Valley Welcome Center • www.visitquadcities.com

Tom Neenan, Iowa Trails Council Executive Director • www.iowatrailscouncil.org

Julie Henke, Quad Cities Lodging Association • www.marriot.com


AUDIO VISUAL

Co-Chair: John Favro, USDA Forest Service Northern Region Trails Coordinator • www.fs.fed.us

Co-Chair: Susan Favro, Healthy As A Horse Network • www.HealthyAsAHorse.net

Loren Easter


AWARDS

Chair: Tom Neenan, Iowa Trails Council Executive Director • www.iowatrailscouncil.org


COMMUNICATION

Co-Chair: Candace Mitchell, American Trails Administrative Assistant • www.americantrails.org

Co-Chair: Charlotte Morrison, Quad Cities CVB VP Marketing & Communications • www.visitquadcities.com

David Thomson, NPS - RTCA • www.nps.gov/rtca

Julie Henke, Quad Cities Lodging Association • www.marriot.com

Kathy Wine, RiverAction Inc. • www.riveraction.org

Jessica Waytenik, Quad Cities CVB Marketing/Public Relations Asst. • www.visitquadcities.com

Kathy Bowermaster, Iowa Tourism Office Publications Manager • www.iowalifechanging.com

Mylon Filkins, Backcountry Horsemen of America • www.backcountryhorse.com

Kandee Haertel, Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Executive Director • www.elcr.org

Peter Komendowski, Strategic Enlightenment-ME & V • www.MEandV.com


ENTERTAINMENT/PARTY

Chair: Margo McInnis, Quad Cities CVB Destination Sales Manager • www.visitquadcities.com


EXHIBIT HALL

Chair: Pat Frese, Event Management Unlimited

Kate King

Jennifer McKee, RiverCenter Sales • www.riverctr.com


FACILITIES

Chair: Steve Ruden, RiverCenter/Adler Theatre Event Coordinator • www.riverctr.com


MOBILE WORKSHOPS/TRAIL BOSSES

Co-Chair: Amy Madigan, Illinois DNR/Greenways & Trails Outreach Coordinator • www.dnr.state.il.us

Co-Chair: Mark Edwards, Iowa DNR - Conservation & Recreation, Trails Coordinator • www.dnr.state.ia.us

Doug DeLille, Bi-State Regional Commission Senior Planner • www.bistateonline.org

Dan Kleen, Iowa OHV Association & NOHVCC President • www.iowaohv.com

Marilyn Andress, RI Soil & Water Conservation/IL Saddle Club/QC Chapter IL Native Plant Society

Steve Grimes, Bettendorf Parks & Recreation • www.bettendorf.org

Elizabeth Haynes, Natural Resources Ecology Educator, U of IL Ext. • www.uiuc.edu

Chuck Oestreich, Northern IL ADT Representative • www.discoverytrail.org/states/illinois

JoAnne Gernant, Friends of Hennepin Canal/Illinois Trail Riders • fhcanal.home.mchsi.com www.illinoistrailriders.com

Craig Weber, HCTC

Bill Nelson, Rock Island Parks and Recreation Department Director • www.rigov.org/citydepartments/parks/parks

Dan McNeil, RiverAction/FORC • www.riveraction.org

Aaron Griesenbeck, FORC (Friends of Off Road Cycling) • www.qcforc.org/

Jaime Weckel, Two Rivers ATV Club

Milt Hand, City of Moline Parks Department, Parks & Recreation Director

Dan Sherman, Davenport Parks and Recreation


POSTERS

Chair: Diane Banta, National Park Service • www.nps.gov

George Bellovics, Illinois DNR • www.dnr.state.il.us

Mark Edwards, Iowa DNR - Conservation & Recreation, Trails Coordinator • www.dnr.state.ia.us


PROGRAM

Co-Chair: Rory Robinson, NPS - RTCA Outdoor Recreation Planner • www.nps.gov/rtca

Co-Chair: Pam Gluck, American Trails Executive Director • www.americantrails.org

Tier One

Joe Taylor, Quad Cities CVB President/CEO • www.visitquadcities.com

Mary Hanson, NPS - RTCA Outdoor Recreation Planner • www.nps.gov/rtca

Doug DeLille, Bi-State Regional Commission Senior Planner • www.bistateonline.org

Terry Eastin, Mississippi River Trail Executive Director • www.mississippirivertrail.org

George Bellovics, Illinois DNR • www.dnr.state.ia.us

Jim Wood, FL DEP, Office of Greenways & Trails • www.dep.state.fl.us

John R. Collins, Jr., Texas Trails Network, U of NTX Associate Professor • www.unt.edu

Steve Bowman, Iowa Department of Transportation, Federal & State Recreational Trail Manager • www.dot.state.ia.us

Kandee Haertel, Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Executive Director • www.elcr.org

Ed Barsotti, League of Illinois Bicyclists Executive Director • www.bikelib.org

Tier Two

Roger Bell, Bellfree Contractors, Inc., Owner/Builder • www.naturetec.com

Bob Searns, Urban Edges, Greenway Development Consultant • www.sspf.org/partners/Searns

Stuart Macdonald, American Trails Magazine and Website Editor • www.americantrails.org

Dan Kleen, Iowa OHV Association & NOHVCC President • www.iowaohv.com

Mike Passo, Elakah Expeditions, LLC Owner • www.elakah.com

Roger Lohr, XCSkiResorts.com Owner • www.XCSkiResorts.com

Tim Wegner, IMBA Minnesota Representative • www.imba.com

Christopher Douwes, FHWA Recreational Trails and Enhancements Program Manager • www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/rectrails

Jaime Schwartz, USDA Forest Service • www.fs.fed.us

Patti Klein, Bureau of Land Management National Stewardship/Outdoor Ethics Coordinator • www.blm.gov

Steve Elkinton, NPS National Trails System Program Leader • www.nps.gov

Cherri Esperson, NPS - RTCA National Recreation Trails Coordinator • www.nps.gov/rtca

Leon Hodges, US Army Corps of Engineers Chief Park Ranger • www.usace.army.mil

Nathan Caldwell, US Fish & Wildlife Service Trails Coordinator • www.fws.gov

Mark Edwards, Iowa DNR - Conservation & Recreation, Trails Coordinator • www.dnr.state.ia.us

Tim Mitchel, FHWA - Minnesota Division Planning/Environmental Specialist • www.fhwa.dot.gov/mndiv

Randy Harden, NOHVIS Group President • www.nohvis.com

Gary Robb, National Center for Accessibility Executive Director • www.ncaonline.org

Ray Irvin, Indy Parks Greenways Executive Director • www.indygreenways.org

Helen Mahan, NPS - RTCA • www.nps.gov/rtca

Kay Lloyd, Snowmobile Representative

Patrick Marsh, Village of Coal Valley Village Administrator • http://villageofcoalvalley.home.mchsi.com/

Dean Mayne, Quad Cities Bicycle Club Representative • www.qcbc.org

Rhonda Border-Boose, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Midwest Office Director • www.railtrails.org/

Dr. Bruce Perry

Bev Moore, Illinois Trails Conservancy • www.illtrails.com

Jonathan Stephens, USDA Forest Service Congressionally Designated Areas & Trails, Program Manager • www.fs.fed.us

Brigit Brown, Wisconsin DNR WI State Trails Coordinator • www.dnr.state.wi.us

Celina Montorfano, American Hiking Society • www.americanhiking.org

Pam Dillon, American Canoe Association Executive Director • www.acanet.org

Lisa Hein, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation • www.inhf.org


QUAD CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Chair: Cathie Rochau, Quad City International Airport Marketing Representative • www.qcairport.com

Elaine Robertson, Quad Cities CVB Visitors Center Manager • www.visitquadcities.com

Jeffrey Hardacre, US Department of Homeland Security Director for Screening • www.dhs.gov


REGISTRATION TRAILHEAD, OFFICE & INFORMATION

Chair: Deanna Jensen, Quad Cities CVB Convention Sales Manager • www.visitquadcities.com

Wendy Frolich, US Army Corps of Engineers • www.usace.army.mil


SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS

Co-Chair: Joe Taylor, Quad Cities CVB President/CEO • www.visitquadcities.com

Co-Chair: Pam Gluck, American Trails Executive Director • www.americantrails.org

Co-Chair: Candace Mitchell, American Trails Administrative Assistant • www.americantrails.org

Kandee Haertel, Equestrian Land Conservation Resource Executive Director • www.elcr.org

Terry Hanson, City of Redding, CA, Community Services Manager • www.ci.redding.ca.us

Kate King

Terry Whaley, Ozark Greenways Executive Director • www.ozarkgreenways.org

Doug House, City of Moline General Manager Municipal Services, Prospect Park Revitalization Project • www.moline.il.us

Bob Walker, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Trails Coordinator • fwp.mt.gov


TRAIL TOOLS

Chair: Mark Edwards, Iowa DNR - Conservation & Recreation, Trails Coordinator • www.dnr.state.ia.us

Cheryl Salley, John Deere & Company Director, Corporate Sponsorships • www.johndeere.com

Dan Kleen, Iowa OHV Association & NOHVCC President • www.iowaohv.com

Terry Durby, Iowa State Snowmobile Assn. President


TRANSPORTATION

Chair: Lynn Hunt, Quad Cities CVB VP, Tourism Sales • www.visitquadcities.com


VOLUNTEER COORDINATION

Chair: Kate King

Sara West, Iowa DNR - AmeriCorps • www.iowadnr.com/volunteer/americorps

Leon LaVigne, USDA Forest Service, Region 9 • www.fs.fed.us

LuAnn Haydon, John Deere Pavilion • www.johndeere.com

Elizabeth Haynes, Natural Resources Ecology Educator, U of IL Ext. • www.uiuc.edu

Mark Edwards, Iowa DNR - Conservation & Recreation Trails Coordinator • www.dnr.state.ia.us


WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

Chair: Stuart Macdonald, American Trails Website Manager


ADDITIONAL PLANNING TEAM MEMBERS

Jaime Weckel, Two Rivers ATV Club • www.tworiversatv.com

Mark Wyatt, Iowa Bicycle Coalition • www.iowabicyclecoalition.org

Greg Albansoder, City of Davenport Community and Economic Dev. Dept. Project Manager • www.ci.davenport.ia.us

John Brady

Linda DePaul, Iowa DNR • www.dnr.state.ia.us

Milt Hand, City of Moline Parks Department • www.moline.il.us/departments/parks

Denise McGowan, Henry County Tourism Bureau Executive Director • www.visithenrycounty.com

Dan Sherman, Davenport Parks and Recreation Dept. Director • www.ci.davenport.ia.us


AMERICAN TRAILS STAFF

Pam Gluck, Executive Director

Candace Mitchell, Administrative Assistant

Mike Bullington, Project Coordinator

Alison Munro, Office Assistant

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Updated November 21, 2006

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