Board Members

Angela Anderson, President

andersonHometown: Allen
Occupation: Twin Lakes Watershed Restoration & Protection Strategy coordinator, Morris County Conservation District; information and education coordinator, Twin Lakes WRAPS
Leadership roles: USD #251 at-large board member; 4-H Program Development Committee member; Kansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) State Conference vice chair; Emporia Chapter DAR vice regent; Black-Footed Ferret reintroduction project volunteer night surveyer in Logan County; Friends of the David Traylor Zoo member; David Traylor Zoo of Emporia docent; and Joyful Noise & Symphony in the Flint Hills volunteer presenter.

David M. Zumbaugh, Administrative Vice President

Dave_ZumwaltCroppedHometown: Shawnee
Occupation: Freelance author, photographer, and avid outdoorsman
Leadership roles: Outdoor Writers Association of America and Outdoor Writers of Kansas member; the Conservation/News Editor for American Waterfowler Magazine; frequent contributor to various publications including Quail Forever, Wyoming Wildlife, Kansas Outdoors, Water N Woods, Sportsman’s News, NWTF, Delta Waterfowl, DU, Pheasants Forever, and the Kansas Wildscape Foundation.

Steve Sorensen, Conservation Vice President

Steve_SorenesenHometown: Valley  Center
Occupation: Retired, KDWP  biologist and regional supervisor
Leadership Roles: KWF Life Member, newsletter editor; and former president; former chair of the  Kansas Audubon Council; former president of the Kansas Chapter of The Wildlife  Society; National Rifle Association Life member; Ducks Unlimited Life member.

Jim Strine, Northwest District Director

JimStrineHometown: Hays
Occupation: Retired forester with the Kansas Forest Service.
Leadership roles: Chair and committee member of the Great Plains Society of American Foresters, past coordinator for the Forestry Section of the Kansas state Ecomeet, state coordinator for the Kansas Champion Tree Program, and Hays Beautification Committee adviser.

Phil Taunton, Southeast District Director

TauntonHometown: Emporia
Occupation: Volunteer, retired BNSF railroad employee, freelance writer, host of the weekly radio show KVOE What’s in Outdoors (, and outdoor-related activities instructor at Flint Hills Technical College  through its Community Connections series.
Leadership roles: Lyon County Hunter Education Area Coordinator, National Archery in the School NASP, 4-H archery shooting sport instructor, Prairie Walk tour leader for Symphony in the Flinthills, board member of Southeast Kansas Hunting and Fishing Expo and Missouri-Kansas Region of the National Shoot to Retrieve Association, rules and judging instructor for the Mo-Kan. Region of NSTRA, and active in environment education programs such as ECO-Meets and Environthons as well as  No Child Left Inside and Green School initiatives.

Troy Schroeder, Southwest District Director

troy_schroederHometown: Albert
Occupation: Farmer; retired KDWP biologist, regional supervisor, agriculture liaison.
Leadership Roles: Pheasants Forever life member. Long time supporter of: KWF, National Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, and Kansas Rural Center.
Interests: Developing wildlife habitat associated with agricultural production and the USDA Farm Bill.