RRWP Board of Directors
Rogue River Watershed Partners is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by a volunteer board.
Bill has been on the board since the beginning of 2021. He is recently retired from the aviation industry as a Senior Program Manager leading teams in the pursuit, capture, execution and support of government and commercial contracts. His love of the outdoors has led to more involvement in clean water and associated environmental issues. He has also lead and participated in various faith based and volunteer organizations including Family Promise, Church Moderator, North Country Trail Association and Trout Unlimited.
Bryce joined the RRWP board of directors in 2018. He is retired from the paper and book printing industry. His main interest is trail walking, with a special fondness for the White Pine Trail and the Rogue River Park. He is married and has two grown children.
Gretchen is a former educator with the Grand Rapids Public Schools. She became aware of the vital role native plants play in all ecosystems and initiated environmental projects with her fifth-grade students, including installing a native plant garden. After retiring from teaching, she worked two seasons with a gardening company and joined Wild Ones of River City, an organization that promotes the role of native plants in all landscapes. In addition to working in her gardens, she volunteers with a number of organizations and experiences the work of removing invasives, planting natives, and finding new ways to protect, preserve, and promote the Rogue River and its watershed, exhilarating.
Jessie Schulte is the Kent Conservation District Administrator. She truly enjoys helping Kent County residents find ways they can help the land. She spent the last five years working as the Land Manager and Volunteer Coordinator at Blandford Nature Center. Jessie Schulte has a BS in Resource Ecology and over 14 years of conservation experience gained from working all over the US from City Public Works to three National Parks. She is passionate about invasive species education and control. She looks forward to collaborating with you.
Martha I Gabrielse
Martha is a retiree from a 30+ year career in International Banking. She lives on Bills Lake, where she serves on the Environment Committee of the Bills Lake Improvement Association and conducts the lake’s annual water quality testing as part of the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program. Martha enjoys her part-time gig as an Assistant Manager at 37 North in Newaygo and volunteers as a certified mentor for SCORE, coaching small businesses in Newaygo, Fremont, and White Cloud. She spends her free time enjoying hiking and paddling on the trails and waters of Newaygo County.
Todd joined the RRWP board in 2021. He is actively employed by the Tennant Company, (think cleaning equipment) whose mission is “helping create a cleaner, safer, healthier world”. Much like what the RRWP mission is for our beloved Rogue River and connecting tributaries! (I work to fish and protect the environment they are in is my mission statement!) Some past environmental activities included frequent project work through the Rogue Home River Initiatives and Trout unlimited. Helping to remove invasives through the Kent Conservations District. And sharing the wonder of fly fishing and all it encompasses with youth at Camp Harvest through the BOJC (Brotherhood of the Jungle Cock) “look it up”