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
    Alison Heebsh

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    Joined Rovers: Dec 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
  • Vice President
    Mike Luke

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    Joined Rovers: 2006
    Favorite Activities: Backpacking, Xc skiing, running, duathlons, cribbage, festivals, travel/exploring, occasionally biking, sailing, climbing, kayak
    All-time favorite trip: Not sure which trip has been my favorite but I always love the superior hiking trail trips.
    Contact: luke12nordisbs@hotmail.com
  • Trips Director
    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
  • Treasurer
    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
  • Recording secretary
    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: Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim in 2015
    Contact: mntwin15@gmail.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)
    Donna Corbo

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    Contact: lifeconnections.corbo@gmail.com
  • Membership DIrector
    Adam Gangle

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    Joined Rovers: Septenber 2014
    Favorite Activities: Hiking, biking, backpacking, canoeing, camping, and sitting by the fire
    All-time favorite trip: Can't decide, too many good trips
    Contact: supernova.gangle@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
    Darcy Amnuel

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    Joined Rovers: 2015
    Favorite Activities: Hiking, snowshoeing, collecting seaglass, and listening to water.
    All-time favorite trip: (With Rovers) Beginner Backpacking in Crosby Manitou
    Contact: amnueldarcy@gmail.com
  • Publicity Director (assistant)
    Stacey Grimes

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    Joined Rovers: Jan, 2007
    Favorite Activities: Hiking, road biking and camping. Also LOVE checking out state park group sites for possible destinations for new trips!
    All-time favorite trip: So many good memories to choose from, but Germany and Prague with Rover friends is particularly special.
    Contact: staceyjgrimes@hotmail.com
  • Events Director
    Sandy Anderson

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    Joined Rovers: 2015
    Favorite Activities: Hiking, biking, paddling, making many new friends and going many new places
    All-time favorite trip: Elroy Sparta, camping in the Wildcat Mountain SP, biking the Elroy Sparta trails, paddling the Kickapoo River and star gazing
    Contact: anderson.sandy3366@gmail.com
  • Events Director (Assistant)
    Kim Leighton

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    Joined Rovers: 2009
    Favorite Activities: hiking, camping, backpacking and paddling, so far
    All-time favorite trip: Just one?! Ireland, Zion NP, Isle Royale NP & Florida Everglades, Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas NP (yes, all in one trip!)
    Contact: kimleighton1028@yahoo.com
  • Conservation Director
    Ron Heck

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    Contact: roverronmn@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
    Chris Fothergill

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    Joined Rovers: 1990
    Favorite Activities: Backpacking, bicycling, skiing , snowshoeing and winter camping
    All-time favorite trip: 1999 backpacking in the Gates Of The Arctic
    Contact: csfothergill@gmail.com
  • Director at Large
    Scott Murray

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    Contact: fred631@comcast.net
  • Director at Large
    Fran Lesicko

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    Favorite Activities: Kayaking
    All-time favorite trip: New Zealand
    Contact: fokcisel@yahoo.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