Bill Vander Zouwen
Pheasants Forever Regional Rep
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.
Michigan Outreach Coordinator
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.
Michigan State Coordinator
Ben works to expand Pheasants Forever’s impact in Michigan by cultivating and maintaining statewide conservation partnerships, and through strategic fundraising for mission delivery. One of Ben’s primary duties is coordination of the MI Adopt-A-Game Area Program. He also serves on numerous conservation committees and work groups with our many partners throughout the state. Ben was born and raised in SE MI, and currently resides in Lenawee County with his wife, two kids, and three bird dogs.
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.
State Council Chapter Secretary
Two Representatives Per Chapter
Does your chapter have a voice on the State Council? Each active Michigan chapter may send two elected representatives to sit on State Council. Email any of the officers above.