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Bill Vander Zouwen

Bill Vander Zouwen

Pheasants Forever Regional Rep

(616) 450-2385

Bill Vander Zouwen serves as the Pheasants Forever Regional Representative for Michigan. Bill is returning home to Michigan after spending 35 years in Wisconsin, where he moved to earn a Master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduate school, he served as the Farmland Wildlife Researcher, Upland Game Staff Specialist, and Wildlife Ecology Section Chief for Wisconsin DNR. During the 20 years he served as Section Chief, he provided oversight for all of the statewide game management programs ranging from pheasants and turkeys to waterfowl to deer and bears. Bill grew up in and near Grand Rapids, Michigan and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Grand Valley State University. Bill looks forward to working closely with chapter volunteers and with colleagues he already knows well from the Michigan DNR, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and other conservation organizations on the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative. Bill has a passion for upland game management and for youth programs. He has partnered with Pheasants Forever on projects and staffing in Wisconsin for over 25 years. He also served as a youth camp counselor, youth church school teacher, and boys club leader. In his spare time, Bill will be looking forward to hunting pheasants, ruffed grouse, and waterfowl with his yellow lab Tony, his family, and both old and new friends.

Bill Fischer

Bill Fischer

Michigan Outreach Coordinator

(989) 395-5945

Bill Fischer serves as the Michigan Outreach Coordinator. He, as the President of the Saginaw Chapter of PF, last year accepted the Outstanding Youth Program award at the State Convention. Since then, Bill stepped up to coordinate the 2015 Lake Hudson Great Outdoor Youth Jamboree along with DNR staff. Bill knows how chapters operate and the challenges you face. He also knows well the Pheasants Forever programs and opportunities, because he took advantage of many of them. With that knowledge and experience, he’s in a great position to help you expand your outreach and education programs and influence.

Ben Beaman

Ben Beaman

Adopt-A-Game-Area Coordinator (AAGAC)


Ben has a Master’s of Science Degree from the University of Wyoming, where he focused on the economics of conservation in agricultural landscapes. He worked a year as a conservation intern for Ducks Unlimited, where he planned and executed wetland and grassland restoration projects, wrote grant proposals to secure funds, administered grant funds, and developed relationships with funding partners. He most recently worked as the District Manager for the Washtenaw County Conservation District in Ann Arbor. Ben's primary duties will be to develop project ideas on state lands, raise funds for the projects, contract project work with vendors, and develop publicity and recognition for contributors and projects. Projects will occur on a DNR approved list of state lands provided by DNR in the Michigan Pheasant Restoration Initiative counties. The coordinator will solicit grassland restoration project funds from chapters, clubs, businesses, agencies, foundations and individuals. We expect that this program will greatly expand awareness of Pheasants Forever in Michigan and yield greater support both in funding and volunteering for our mission.

Dan McMaster

Dan McMaster

State Council Chapter President


Dan is the State Council Chapter President, elected at the 2017 State Convention.

Steve Schneider

State Council Chapter Vice-Chair


Bradley Brunken

Bradley Brunken

State Council Chapter Treasurer

Brad is the State Council Chapter Treasurer. He is an enthusiastic supporter of Pheasants Forever and has volunteered the last couple of years at program events that helped children and their families explore the great outdoors with pheasant hunting activities. An outdoor enthusiast himself, he participates in hunting activities that has allowed him to visit multiple states to hunt pheasants, partridge, plus enjoy various fishing opportunities. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Camp Liberty and Brad has been active in helping veterans and their families enjoy outdoor programs created just for them.

Becky Olds

Becky Olds

State Council Chapter Secretary

Becky Olds attended Alma College where she earned her Bachelor’s in Art & Design, and currently works as Marketing Coordinator for Southern Michigan Bank & Trust in Coldwater, Michigan. Becky also serves as Treasurer for the Branch County Pheasants Forever Chapter, as well as Secretary for Branch County United Way. In her free time, she enjoys hunting, golfing, spending time outdoors, and serving her community.

Julie Griswold

State Council Member - PF #151

Washtenaw County PF #151

Al Stewart

State Council Member - MDNR

Bill Kordenbrock

State Council Member - PF #467

Ingham County PF #467

Bill Brake

State Council Member - PF #399

Shiawassee County PF #399

Brian Woolcock

State Council Member - PF #025

Jackson County PF #025

Dan Potter

State Council Member - PF #550

Barry County PF #550

Clay Ottoni

State Council Member - PF #101

Thumb Area PF #101

Gretchen Schneider

State Council Member - PF #151

Washtenaw County PF #151

Jim Daniels

State Council Member - PF #433

Gladwin County #433