The Sheltowee Trace Association
501c(3) non-profit formed to protect, preserve and promote the Sheltowee Trace National Recreational Trail as a significant national resource for the enjoyment of hikers, bikers and equestrians, and for the value that wild and scenic lands provide to all people.
Office: 111 East First Street, Morehead, Ky. 40351 --- Telephone: 606.386.3636 --- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Crowley, Chairman, Louisville, Ky. Dennis.email@example.com
Dennis is a founding member and in his fourth year on the Board. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville and retired from Michelin in April 2011. A Navy veteran, Dennis and his wife Julie are avid hikers, experienced trail builders and well respected in the Kentucky Trail Community. Dennis is the co-founder of the Kentucky Trails Association, past President and Board Member of the Southeast Foot Trails Coalition, Board Member of the Great Eastern Trail and represents the trail community on the Kentucky Recreational Trails Authority.
Robert L. "Bobby" Russell, Richmond, Ky.
Bobby is a life-long lover of horses and has extensive experience trail riding across the Daniel Boone National Forest. For over 30 years he has been involved in leading an annual ride on the Sheltowee Trace.
"Bobby"is a resident of Richmond, Ky where he has has practiced law for 32 years. A graduate of EKU he received his J.D. from the University of Louisville. Russell, a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, is licensed to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court, and the Kentucky Supreme Court.
He has served a variety of legal positions in both county government where he was County Attorney and state government where he was General Counsel in the State Transportation Cabinet.
He has Board experience serving on the Kentucky Association of Counties, the Juvenile board of County Attorneys, Madison County Fair Board, and the Council for Elder Maltreatment Prevention. He is a charter member and former General Counsel of the Kentucky River Authority. Russell served as President of the Madison County Bar Association and as a member of the Eastern Kentucky University Alumni Board and the University of Louisville Law School Alumni Board.
Scott Templeton, Morehead, Ky. STA Treasurer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Templeton and his wife Gale built and operate Tin Woof Inn pet boarding facility and Tin Roof Storage Solution in Morehead. Together they raise Australian Shepherds and Gale competes nationally in agility, confirmation and obedience. Scott attended college at Wichita State University in Wichita KS where he received his BA in Secondary Education (Social Studies) and an MA in Communication. He began his professional career with 7-Eleven and has worked in senior level operations and marketing positions with Shell, ConocoPhillips, and GTECH. He has lived in London UK for 2 years and worked on projects in dozens of countries on four continents. He has worked with several start-up companies and served on the Board of Directors for Mobil On The Run, Strasburger UK, STAR (Saving the Animals of Rowan County), Tri-County Animal Shelter Board and several small companies. He enjoys cycling and has participated in RAGBRAII and several MS 150 rides and ridden the KATY trail in Missouri end-to-end 3 times (284 miles). He has back packed in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, California, on the Appalachian Trail, and spent 15 days at Philmont with his son Spencer. Scott just completed the 2012 Hiker Challenge and is very enthusiastic about helping to move STA forward and grow the organization.
Marcus Frederick, Cincinnati, Oh.
Marcus was born in Cincinnati and grew up along the Ohio river where he now work less than a quarter mile from his childhood home as a tugboat operator, diver and mechanic. Growing up he counts himself fortunate to have lived in a wooded area in the Ohio valley were he built trails at less than ten years old and spent nearly my entire youth in the woods. His grandfather and took Marcus on many trips to the Daniel Boone Forest where he developed an interest for the area. Marcus completed an "End-2-End" hike of the Trace in 2012 as part of the 2012 Hiker Challenge. He looks forward to working to insure the trail and the Forest are there for his grandchildren.
Jamison Hunt, Richmond, Ky.
Jamison is an avid hiker having completed over 900 miles of the Appalachian Trail and completing the Sheltowee Trace Thru-hiker challenge in 2012.
Professionally, he has worked over ten years in television production for such companies as WAVE 3 TV in Louisville as well as horse racing venues Churchill Downs and Keeneland.
In 2011 he returned to school at Eastern Kentucky University enrolling in the Recreation and Parks Administration Program. With the knowledge gained attaining this degree, he intends to be an advocate for the Sheltowee Trace and other existing long trails as well as the building of new trails.
STA STRATEGIC PLAN - THE PATH AHEAD!
The strategic planning committee, made up of members from the general membership and the Board of Directors, have completed our 3 year strategic plan, charting our path forward for the next 3 years. We are excited to have this benchmark document and look forward to the future. View the document by clicking on the file below. If you have comments or questions you can email them to email@example.com. This plan will be presented to the membership at our Annual Trail Conference September 28 - 30 at Flat Rock Church.
STA Strategic Plan - The Path Ahead!
Duties and Responsibilities of Members of the Board of Directors - Duties and Responsibilities of Members of the Board of Directors - In considering your future service to the Board please be mindful that acceptance of this offer to be a member of the STA Board comes with the expectation that for those elected and willing to serve they must commit to and or:
1. Understand that they can't waive their fiduciary responsibilities just because they serve as a volunteer on the Board of a nonprofit - duty of care, duty of loyalty, duty to manage accounts, duty of compliance. Board members must attend board meetings and be active in board affairs including hiring and evaluating the executive director, strategic planning and overseeing its implementation, program review and oversight, creating an annual budget, financial oversight, etc..
2. Need to financially contribute to their organization (how can you ask others to contribute if you don't?) and be active in fund-raising activities.
3. Should be ambassadors of their nonprofit to the community and be willing to make networking contacts as necessary.
4. Should be willing to contact local, state and federal officials on behalf of their nonprofit as necessary.
Board Meetings are held via conference call usually at least every quarter and more often if needed. Additional committee meeting are held via conference call as needed. Service is for one year beginning at the end of the Annual STA Conference in the Fall. Board members are required to be members in good standing.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Term. Download the application below.
Board of Directors Job Description
Word Application for Membership on the Board of Directors
PDF Application for Membership on the Board of Directors
Paul Rose, Annville, Ky.
Paul is in his fourth year as a member of the Board. He is a founding member of the STA. Attended Lincoln Memorial University and currently serves as the Jackson County, PVA. Paul is a member of the Jackson Co. Tourism Board, The London "Red Bud Ride" and a long time member of KyMBA. Paul is an avid mountain rider, and adventure racer. Paul is on our trail support team providing assistance to all users in Jackson, Laurel Counties and South of Heidelberg, Ky. He is a recent convert to hammock camping - likes to "hang" in the "Boone".
Jason is a lifetime hiker and naturalist and founder of the Practical Defense Academy. A graduate of Lexington Community College, Jason current works for Diamond Engineering. The creator of the bigturtleoutdoors.wordpress.com blog, Jason is trained in back country survival, a graduate of the NOLS Wilderness Medicine Institute Wilderness First Aid class and is CPR certified. Trained and certified in human tracking, Jason is on-call when hikers come up lost in the woods. His interest include geologic and archaeological exploring and is a amateur historian and flintknapper.
Dr. Robert Pritchard, Morehead, Ky.
STA Treasurer and member since 2010, Robert is an avid hiker having completed sections of the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain, Georgia, to Kent CT. Retired from teaching at Morehead State University, Bob received his Bachelor of Music, Florida State University (1966), Master of Music, Duquesne University (1972), and his Doctor of Musical Arts, Boston University (1989)).
Pritchard came to the Department of Music at Morehead State University in 1972 to teach flute students, music theory classes, and to perform in the faculty woodwind quintet, the Baird Winds. Later, he also taught graduate music classes and was the advisor for graduate music students. Bob has retired from his position as principal flutist of the Lexington Philharmonic.
Dave Dummer, Morehead, Ky
Joni Fields, Richmond, Ky.