Vermont Outdoor Guide Association

Board of Directors

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Board Members

Officers

President

Richard Bayer, 2017
20-B. South Main Street, Alburg, VT. 05440 - Email: rjbayer@fairpoint.net
Certified VT Hunter Education, Bow Hunting, and Trapper Instructor. He also is trained as an NRA Rifle, Pistol, Home Safety, and Personal Protection instructor and is also both a VT Hunter Education and NRA Range Officer. In addition he instructs Boating Safety and Snowmobile Safety for the VT State Police Recreational Enforcement Unit and a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. He has also been a Wildlife Technician at USDA APHIS. Richard is a programmer/systems analyst/computer support professional for the past 30 years.

Secretary

Steve Kaulback, 2018
P.O. Box 45, N. Ferrisburg, VT 05473 - Email: stevekaulback@together.net
Steve Kaulback has a Degree BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn in photography and print-making. Faculty member at Pratt 1971. He came to visit the Shakespeare festival at UVM 1973 and couldn't tear himself away. Steve became a wood craftsman, cider presser, and finally a row and sail boat designer and manufacturer. He founded Adirondack Guide Boat in 1979 and has made over 3,000 boats and appeared at 300+ boat and craft shows from Florida to Washington State. His boats have won numerous awards including the H.I. Chapelle Trophy from the Antique Boat Show in Clayton, New York. Presently he is building and designing boats as Kaulback Designs in N. Ferrisburgh, Vt. www.facebook.com/boat.thumper/

Treasurer

Matt Kihm, 2019

260 Chrissy's Ct., Bristol, VT 05443, - matty.kihm@gmail.com
Matthew Kihm was a licensed outdoor guide in NY, leading back country camping trips, canoeing trips and outdoor climbing trips for Petra Cliffs in Burlington, Vermont.  He was also the director of outdoor programming at the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington for ten years.  Currently, he is a lead computer technician for Chittenden South Supervisory Union.  He coaches the middle school cross country team and is the coordinator for the Bolton Valley after school ski and ride program.  He enjoys hunting, fishing, snowboarding and spending time with his wife and three children.

Other Board Members

Kel Rossiter, 2018
Lead Guide/Owner, Adventure Spirit, 83A North Champlain Street, Burlington, VT 05401 - Email: tkrossiterclimb@gmail.com
After stints in the military, the corporate world, and a Zen monastery, I began my climbing career in the Pacific Northwest back in the 90’s with a summit of Mt. Adams. Since then I have had the good fortune to climb and guide rock and ice in twelve different countries on four continents. I have become a Certified Alpine Guide and Certified Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association while earning my doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies.  www.adventurespiritguides.com/guides/our-guide-instructors/kelrossiter


Bill Atkinson, 2019
Founder, EleMental Edge Training, 1127 North Avenue, Suite 27, Box 131, Burlington, VT. 05408, bill@elementaledgetraining.com
As a Navy SEAL for twenty years, and later as a mentor for physical and mental preparation for men and women in the U.S. Navy’s Delayed Enlistment Program (DEP) for SEAL, SWCC, EOD, DIVER, and AIR RESCUE, Bill learned not only about the physical demands of combat situations, but also about emotional intelligence training. Bill founded EleMental Edge Training, a corporate training service that can be tailored to individuals, groups, or your entire organization. He offers single-day or multi-day programs that are designed to your specific needs and desired goals and objectives. www.elementaledgetraining.com


Executive Director

Graydon B. Stevens,
VOGA,
P.O. Box 10, N. Ferrisburg, VT. 05473, Phone: 800-425-8747 Local 802-425-6211 Email: gray@voga.org 
Vermont Outdoor Guide Association – Founder and Executive Director, 1996 to present
Vermont Outdoors Woman – includes Doe Camp –Executive Director, 2000 to present
Adventure Guides of Vermont – Sole Proprietor/Founder 1994 to present – Recreation Vacation Packages
Vermont Traditions Coalition – Founding Committee 2001 to present
League of Adventurous Women - Board of Directors, 2013
Vermont Trails and Greenways Council - Board of Directors – 2002 - 2012
Vermont Travel & Recreation Council – Governor Appointee 2002- 2012
Governor’s Commission on the Future of State Parks, 2007 – 2009
Vermont No Child Left Inside, Planning Contributor – 2007 - 2008
Vermont Recreation Advisory Committee – Secretary of ANR appointee, 2006 – 2007
Vermont Wildlife Congress, 2006
Rural Economic Development Work Group, Contributor, 2006
VT. Dept Tourism & Marketing International Task Force – 2004 - 2013
Northeast Kingdom Travel and Tourism Association - Board of Directors – 2002 - 2006
Vermont Watershed Grants Citizens Review Committee, 2002 - 2005
Lake Champlain International Fishing Derby ( LCI ) - Board of Directors – 1999 - 2004
America’s largest and oldest fishing derby
Vermont Outdoor Task Force, 1996 - 1997
Green Mountain National Forest Planning Committee – Contributor
Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan - Contributor
Vermont Forest, Parks and Rec. Planning Committee – Contributor
Champion Land Purchase Planning Committee – Contributor
Green River Reservoir Planning Committee – Planning Contributor
Proposed Legislation establishing Vermont River Cleanup Month, Signed into law by Governor Shumlin, 2014
Vermont Governor’s Conference on Recreation – Planning Committee
Lake Champlain Birding Trail – Planning Contributor
Vermont Recreation Pages – Webmaster
Vermont Guide Line – Editor

Legal Council

Thomas P. Aicher, Cleary Shahi Associates, P.O. Box 6740, Rutland VT 05702-6740, Phone: 802-775-8800 Fax: 802-775-8809 thomasaicher@earthlink.net 
Special Counsel to VOGA. Tom specializes in risk management and insurance issues. 

 

Vermont Outdoor Guide Association
P.O. Box 10
North Ferrisburg, VT. 05473
1 800-425-8747  (802) 425-6211

info@voga.org