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
    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
  • 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
    Mike Hogan

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    Contact: mikephogan@hotmail.com
  • Recording secretary
    Alison Heebsh

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    Joined Rovers: December 2014
    Favorite Activities: Hiking, backpacking, biking, paddling, planning trips, meeting new people, laughing with my daughters
    All-time favorite trip: Rover backpacking trip on the Superior Hiking Trail, September 2015
    Contact: alisonmn@yahoo.com
  • Gear Coordinator
    Rob Chase

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

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    Joined Rovers: 2014
    Favorite Activities: Hiking, bicycling
    All-time favorite trip: Hiking in Glacier Park
    Contact: kirscost2@gmail.com
  • Membership Director
    Carrie Kirckof

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    Joined Rovers: 2014
    Favorite Activities: Hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and learning how to paddle
    All-time favorite trip: Hard to choose! Hiking mountains and canyons – Glacier Park Montana, southern Utah, Canadian Rockies, Swiss Alps
    Contact: carkirc@gmail.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
  • Database 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
  • Presentation Director
    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
  • 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
    Pat Gannon

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    Joined Rovers: August 2015
    Favorite Activities: hiking, birding, paddling, biking, astronomy
    All-time favorite trip: New Year’s eve hike at Snelling State Park
    Contact: pgannon810@yahoo.com
  • Events Director (assistant)
    Shelly Greenwood

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    Contact: shellyrg19@yahoo.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
  • 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
    Chris Fothergill

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    Contact: csfothergill@gmail.com
  • 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
  • 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