Advisory Committee

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The Outdoor Recreation Committee is a non-statutor​y committee of the Wisconsin Council on TourismThe committee guides and supports the implementation of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s strategic objectives in the important outdoor recreation sector to ensure the success of the Office of Outdoor Recreation. This ad hoc committee supports and advances the initiatives and priorities set by the Office of Outdoor Recreation.

The committee​​ is comprised of members of the Wisconsin Council on​ Tourism and select at-large members appointed by the Secretary. Individuals interested in serving on a committee are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume, and references to TourismLeadership@travelwisconsin.com.​

Members

 

Ben Popp
Executive Director
American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation
Appointed: 3/2020

 

Todd Ambs
Deputy Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Appointed: 1/2021​

 

Damian Buchman
Founder & CEO
AFAR, Inc. dba The Ability Center (TAC)
Appointed: 1/2021

 

Bob Burns
Vice President & Senior Legal Officer
Trek Bicycle Corporation
Appointed: 3/2020

 

Darr​en Bush
Owner
Rutabaga Paddlesports
Appointed: 3/2020
Member, Wisconsin Council on Tourism

 

Jeff Butler
National Park Service​ & Vets on the River
Appointed: 4/2020

 

Randy Harden
President
Wisconsin ATV / UTV Association (WATVA)
Appointed: 3/2020

 

Sue Smedegard
Secretary
Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs (ASWC)
Appointed: 1/2021

 

Joe Vadeboncoeur
Goodheart Solutions
Appointed: 3/2020

 

Krystal Westfahl
Executive Director
Let’s Minocqua
Appointed: 3/2020
Member, Wisconsin Council on Tourism

 

Mary Monroe Brown – STAFF LEAD
Director
Office of Outdoor Recreation ​