Region and Committee Chairs

To contact a Regional or Committee chair:  info @ mra.org

Regional Chairs

  • Alaska Region: Pat Dryer 
  • Appalachian Region: Matt Benson
  • California Region: Monty Bell
  • Desert Mountain Region: Ken Herron
  • Inter-Mountain Region: Alan Bergstrom
  • International: Doug Pierson
  • Oregon Region: Don McLaughlin
  • Rocky Mountain Region: 
    Andreas Schmitt-Sody
  • Washington Region: Chris Mears

Committees and Contacts

  • Audit: Doug McCall
  • Awards: Art Fortini
  • Communications: Bill Laxson
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Fran Sharp
  • Education: Charley Shimanski
  • Fund Raising: Rocky Henderson
  • Grants: John Sohl
  • Honor Guard: Tim Kovacs
  • ICAR: John Chang
  • Membership: Monty Bell
  • Medical: Christopher Van Tilburg MD
  • Nominations: Art Fortini
  • Marketing: Bryan Enberg
  • Scholarships: Antonio Arizo
  • Strategic Planning: Bryan Enberg
  • UAV: Garth Bruce

Agency & Organizational Liaisons

  • American Alpine Club: Neil VanDyke
  • ASTM: John McKently
  • International Technical Rescue Symposium 
    Liason: John McKently 
  • NASAR: Monty Bell
  • National Park Service: Charley Shimanski
  • National Sheriff’s Association: 
    Dan Hourihan
  • Western States Sheriff’s Association:
     John Sohl
  • Wilderness Medical Society: 
    Skeet Glatterer, M.D.

Other MRA Projects

  • History: Lynn Buchanan
  • Listserve: Web Support
  • Long Range Planning: Dave Clarke
  • Memorial Project: Marty Lentsch
  • MRA Stores: Tim Kovacs

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Webmaster – Gary Farris