Who We Are

2019-2020 SORP Board

Rachel FranchinaPresident
Rachel Franchina
US Forest Service
(720) 883-7045
[email protected] 
Chad SchneckenburgerVice-President of Operations
Chad Schneckenburger
Bureau of Land Management
[email protected] 
Margaret BaileyVice President of Development
Margaret Bailey
CHM - Government Services
(978) 232-3608
[email protected]
Josh NadasTreasurer
Josh Nadas
National Park Service
(703) 343-5822
[email protected]
Annie McVaySecretary
Jordan Smith
Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 
Utah State University
(435) 797-9174 
[email protected]
At-large Board Members

Colmore ChristianColmore Christian
Alabama A&M University
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Jamie FieldsJamie Fields
Bureau of Land Management
[email protected]

Abraham MedinaAbraham Medina
Colorado State Land Board
(303) 866-3454 x 3342
[email protected]

Aleks PittAleks Pitt
National Park Service

Ryan SharpRyan Sharp
Kansas State University
[email protected]

Kyung Koh WillisKyung Koh Willis
U.S. Forest Service

Student Delegate

Michael Brunson
Kansas State University
[email protected]


Executive Director

Laurel Harkness
PO Box 1443
Mount Shasta, CA 96067
(530) 918-8312
[email protected]



2020 Conference
CHAIR: Colmore Christian
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The committee plans, organizes and executes the National Outdoor Recreation Conference.

The committee solicits, reviews and recommends nominees for the Society’s award categories.

The committee is responsible for financial development, policy development, and board development.
Education and Professional Development

The committee is responsible for overseeing the Society’s scholarship programs and coordinating additional education and professional development related projects and opportunities.

The committee is responsible for developing the annual budget and fiscal policy.

Future Conferences (ad hoc)

The committee researches future conference locations and recommends good candidates to the board.
Membership and Communication

The committee is responsible for developing a strategy and schedule for association communications, as well as for developing strategies to recruit and retain members, and recommending member services and benefits.

SCORP (ad hoc)

The committee supports professionals involved in Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Planning through the development of training opportunities.