Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall management and control of the business and affairs of New Mexico Trout. The Board consists of elected officers, directors, and appointed committees.


President Darian Padilla
Vice President Dave Marsh
Secretary Adam Sena
Treasurer Dave Wimsatt
Past President Jerry Burton
Membership Michael Maes
Conservation Ron Loehman
Committee Chairmen
Conclave Vacant
Outreach Kathy Andreson
Project Healing Waters David Patton
Women on the Water Mary Rosel
Other contacts
Fish & Wildlife advisor Jerry Burton
Newsletter Vacant
Website Ellen Loehman

Meet the Board

Meet the Board – Darian Padilla, President

Meet the Board - Darian Padilla, President
Meet the New Mexico Trout board president - Darian Padilla. Darian has been an active member of NMT since 2011. He arrived in New Mexico via the Air Force and is still on active duty serving at both Cannon and Kirtland AFB. He's taken part in the Tingley Beach Youth Fishing Program, Project Healing Water, clinics at the Valles Caldera, and Reel Recovery at Cow Creek Ranch ... Read More

Meet the Board – Rick Luitich

Meet the Board – Rick Luitich
Shortly after relocating to Albuquerque while completing a career as a trainer for a major insurance carrier, I joined New Mexico Trout as a way to give a little back to the sport that has given my life so many hours of distraction, enjoyment and a few other emotions. My fishing career is a typical saga that began at an early age on the edge of a stream with a pole, a hook and a worm. In those days many a Saturday morning began with a sunrise hike to the stream to fishing the day away with friends. I followed ... Read More

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 – Jerry Burton

Jerry Burton
Jerry Burton – Fish & Wildlife Advisor 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 ... Read More