Board of Directors

nmtroutlogoThe Board of Directors is responsible for the overall management and control of the business and affairs of New Mexico Trout.

February 2017 – if you are interested in any of the vacant seats or positions, please contact Jerry Burton!  Even if you don’t feel ready to take on the lead role, we’d be happy to have assistants to all of our board members.  We need your support.


President Jerry Burton
Vice President Dave Marsh
Secretary Rich Luitich
Treasurer Dave Wimsatt


Membership Michael Maes
Conclave Lance Leach & Ron Loehman
Conservation Ron Loehman
Education & outreach Barbara Yelverton & Kathy Andreson
Project Healing Waters David Patton
Member at large Joe Vargo
Member at large Mark Kalin
Member at large Rick Pagan

Other contacts

Fish & Wildlife advisor Jerry Burton
Newsletter Mike & Tina Stallard
Website Ellen Loehman

Meet the Board

Meet the Board: outreach committee

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Meet Kathy Andreson and Barbara Yelverton, Outreach Committee Chairs Kathy and Barb are new members of NMTrout and have only recently been working with the Board to develop materials for outreach to young fisher persons. Barb discovered the group through her interest in Fly Tying and renewed interest in trout fishing. Kathy was then coaxed into revisiting trout fishing as well. The outreach project is a way for both to give back to the community and volunteer their professional services. Watch for information soon! Kathy and Barbara current consult with The Synergy Group, Ltd. having left Public School Education. Both ... Read More

Meet the Board – Rich Luitich, Secretary

Meet the Board - Rich Luitich, Secretary
Rich Luitich, Secretary Rich is a recent transplant to New Mexico from upstate New York.   [Bio coming soon] ... Read More

Meet the Board – Jerry Burton

Jerry Burton
Jerry Burton - President Jerry Burton joined New Mexico Trout in 1996 after he had retired from a career as a fish and wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. During his time with the Service he worked in the mid-west, southeast, northwest, and southwest. He worked on recovery efforts for Apache trout and Gila trout and many other threatened or endangered fish species. As New Mexico Trout's President Jerry chairs the monthly meetings, directs board meetings, and is one of our primary representatives to other organizations and government offices. After retirement from the Service he did endangered species consulting for ... Read More