Board of Directors

The Minnesota Rovers has a board of directors which oversees the administrative activities of the club. Board members are elected in February and any members are eligible to run for any position except directors at large.

Board meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Non-board members may attend as observers. Certain decisions which concern the operations of the Minnesota Rovers are made at the Board level. “Member meetings” are called periodically where members provide input and vote on specific issues.

Scroll down to see who is on the Board. You may read about the responsibilities of the directors here (pdf).

  • President
    Barry Shillingford

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    Joined Rovers: Sept 2005
    Favorite Activities: Kayaking, hiking, camping, snowboarding, XC Skiing, Snowshoeing, Pina Coladas, and getting caught in the rain
    All-time favorite trip: Norway, May 2014
    Contact: bshillin@comcast.net
  • Vice President
    Sue Wittkop

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    Joined Rovers: March 2011
    Favorite Activities: Cycling, kayaking, camping, hiking, snowshoeing and traveling.
    All-time favorite trip: New Zealand 2015
    Contact: suewittkop@gmail.com
  • Trips Director
    Jim McLean

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    Joined Rovers: 1994/95
    Favorite Activities: Backpacking, biking, XC skiing, snowshoeing and camping
    All-time favorite trip: Backpacking through Lamarck Col (Sierra Nevada Mountains)
    Contact: mcleanji@hotmail.com
  • Treasurer
    Dori Hietala

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    Joined Rovers: March 2012
    Favorite Activities: Biking, paddling, Skiing, Rollerblading, hiking and camping
    All-time favorite trip: New Zealand
    Contact: dori.hietala@andersencorp.com
  • Recording secretary
    Stephanie Steinwedel

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    Joined Rovers: August, 2011
    Favorite Activities: Kayaking, biking, hiking, backpacking, XC skiing and snowshoeing
    All-time favorite trip: Turkey, 2008
    Contact: publicsites@yahoo.com
  • Equipment Coordinator
    Rob Chase

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    Joined Rovers: Late 1980s
    Favorite Activities: Kayaking, canoeing, canyoneering, XC skiing, backpacking, biking…
    All-time favorite trip: Yosemite in the 90s
    Contact: roverrob@comcast.net
  • Equipment Coordinator (assistant)
    Les Tufte

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    Favorite Activities: Racing badgers
    Contact: lestufte@hotmail.com
  • Conservation Director
    Craig Gontarek

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    Joined Rovers: 2010
    Favorite Activities: downhill skiing and cross country skiing, hiking and sailing
    All-time favorite trip: Mountain climbing in Bolivia
    Contact: craig.gontarek@gmail.com
  • Membership DIrector
    Audrey Sheffield

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    Joined Rovers: May 2010
    Favorite Activities: XC skiing, bicycling, hiking, camping, and climbing
    All-time favorite trip: Dog sledding in the BWCA
    Contact: roveraudrey@yahoo.com
  • Membership DIrector (assistant)
    Christy James

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    Joined Rovers: 1999
    Favorite Activities: Hiking, canoeing, camping, biking, XC Skiing, snowshoeing
    All-time favorite trip: National Forest Lodge, Feb 2000
    Contact: outdoorchristy@yahoo.com
  • Programs Director
    Beth Gauper

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    Joined Rovers: March, 2003
    Favorite Activities: Hiking, bicycling, kayaking, XC Skiing, snowshoeing and scuba diving
    All-time favorite trip: Bicycling through Germany and Austria, 2014
    Contact: rovers@midwestweekends.com
  • Database Director
    Scott Stammer

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    Joined Rovers: April, 1998
    Favorite Activities: Mountain and Road biking, skate skiing, rock climbing, hiking and snowshoeing.
    All-time favorite trip: Ecuador, 2007
    Contact: scott.stammer@comcast.net
  • Publicity Director
    Monika Kopet

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    Joined Rovers: August, 2014
    Favorite Activities: Hiking, swimming, biking, kayaking, climbing, fishing and exploring historic ruins!
    All-time favorite trip: Climbing at the Rover's 60th Anniversary
    Contact: kope0044@gmail.com
  • Events Director
    Rosmarie Dauth

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    Joined Rovers: October 2008
    Favorite Activities: paddling, hiking, walking, skating, snowshoeing, habitat maintenance, canoeing, backpacking and orienteering.
    All-time favorite trip: The trip that I'm currently on.
    Contact: singanddanceuk@yahoo.com
  • Web Administrator
    Jodi Stammer

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    Joined Rovers: June, 1998
    Favorite Activities: I'm particularly fond of mountain biking, but also enjoy road biking, bike touring, canyoneering, and cross-country skiing
    All-time favorite trip: Oh, too many to list! Hiking in Switzerland; Cycling in Spain, Scotland, Italy; Fleeing an erupting volcano in Ecuador; etc.!
    Contact: jodzeee@comcast.net
  • Director at Large
    Scott Murray

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    Contact: fred631@comcast.net
  • Director at Large
    Jen Oberg

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    Joined Rovers: Sept 2007
    Favorite Activities: Hiking, camping, kayaking, swimming, mushrooming, XC skiing, snowshoeing and playing volleyball
    All-time favorite trip: England, 2013
    Contact: mntwin15@gmail.com
  • Director at Large
    Stacey Grimes

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    Joined Rovers: January 2007
    Favorite Activities: Hiking, biking, camping, canoeing, snowshoeing, x-country skiing. Scoring an awesome group site at a state park.
    All-time favorite trip: Germany/Prague/Salzburg with my Rovers friends in 2008.
    Contact: staceyjgrimes@hotmail.com
  • Border Route Trail Representative
    Bob Jarvis

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    Joined Rovers: Sept, 1970
    Favorite Activities: Bicycling, hiking, kayaking and international travel
    All-time favorite trip: England/Scotland, October-1980
    Contact: rajbiz@icloud.com