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Interim Commission Co-Chairs (Non-Voting)

Kelli McMahan, Ph.D., CTRS

Associate Clinical Professor, Coordinator of Outdoor Recreation, Penland Hall Faculty in Residence | Baylor University

Pat Lewis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies | Ithaca College

Members at Large

Bryan Anderson
Field Program Manager, UWILD Adventures | University of Washington

Kent Clement, Ph.D.
Professor of Outdoor Recreation Leadership | Colorado Mountain College

Jerel Cowen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology & Health Studies | University of Central Oklahoma

Reid Cross, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Physical Education | California State University – Chico

Mat Erpelding, M.S.
Politician | Idaho House of Representatives

Francois Guilleux, Ph.D.
Consultant | Cultivating Leadership

Alan Hill, MS 
Director of Outdoor Education | Chadwick School

Aaron Kent Devine, Ph.D. 
Senior Lecturer of Parks and Recreation Management, Outdoor Leadership Emphasis | Northern Arizona University

Michael McGowan, Re.D.
Retired, Professor & Graduate Coordinator | Western Illinois University

Nate Millard, Ph.D. 
Lecturer | California State University – Chico

Chris Pelchat, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Chair of Faculty Assembly, Cardinal Learning Commons | North Idaho College

Forrest Schwartz, Ph.D. 
Director of Master of Arts in Adventure Education | Prescott College

Jeff Tindall, M.S.
Associate Professor of Recreation, Park, & Tourism Administration | Western Illinois University

Whitney Ward, Ph.D.
Director of Outdoor Leadership & Entrepreneurship | Snow College

Outside Member

Jessie Stephens, M.S.

Associate Instructor of Curriculum and Instruction | Indiana University

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