Arkansas Wildlife Federation

AWF Staff and Board Members


Ethan Nahté
Creative Director

P.O. Box 56380
Little Rock, Arkansas 72215
Office – (501) 888-4770

AWF Executive Committee

President: Wayne Shewmake – Dardanelle, AR

1st Vice President: Ellen McNulty – Pine Bluff, AR

2nd Vice President: Jerry Crowe – Dardanelle, AR

Secretary: Clay Spikes – Benton, AR

Treasurer: Gary W. Bush – Marion, AR
Executive Director: vacant
Technical Advisor: vacant

Directors at Large

Jim Wood – Dardanelle, AR

Lola Perritt – Mabelvale, AR

Dr. Charles W. Logan,M.D. – Little Rock, AR
Lucien Gillham – Sherwood, AR

Bobby Hacker – Little Rock, AR

Mike Armstrong – Little Rock, AR

Clay Spikes – Benton, AR
Jared Schluterman – Russellville, AR

Regional Directors

District 1: Patty Dell-Duchene – Augusta, AR

Alternate: Linda Cooper – Augusta, AR
District 2: Vacant
District 3: Lola Perritt – Mabelvale, AR

District 4: Steve Filipek – Little Rock, AR

District 5: Mary Lou Lane – Dardanelle, AR

National Wildlife Federation Delegate

Ellen McNulty – Pine Bluff, AR

Alternate: Jared Schluterman – Russellville, AR

NWF Regional Representative
Geralyn Hoey – Austin, TX

Advisor to President

Ralph Odegard – Mountain Home, AR

Larry Hedrick – Hot Springs, AR

Charles McLemore, Jr. – Bryant, AR

President Emeritus and First Lady Emeritus

Bob and Rae Apple, Dardanelle, AR

Arkansas Tech University Fisheries & Wildlife Society
Austin Klais, President – Russellville, AR

Arkansas Chapter of American Fisheries

Arkansas Trappers Association
Gary Helms, President – Texarkana, AR

Cane Creek Hometowner’s Assocation
Shirley Beavers – Scranton, AR

Creative Ideas
Sharon Hacker, President – Little Rock, AR

Friends of Delaware Park
Jim Heflin – Dardanelle, AR

Greene County Wildlife Club
Rick Woolridge, President – Paragould, AR

Little River Bottoms Chapter, Arkansas Wildlife Federation
Vickers Fuqua, President – Texarkana, AR
Mike Young, Secretary & Treasurer

Spring River Sportsman
Wally Schultz – Cherokee Village, AR

University of the Ozarks – Clarksville
Jamie L. Hedges, Director of Outdoor & Environmental Experiences – Clarksville, AR

Westark Wildlife
G. David Matlock, Fort Smith, AR

White River Conservancy
Gayne Preller Schmidt, Augusta, AR

Yell County Wildlife Federation
James Manatt, President – Dardanelle,AR

Arkansas Wildlife Federation Staff
Editor – Ethan Nahté

Editor-in-Chief – Wayne Shewmake

Layout Design – Chris Zimmerman/Zim Creative

Staff Writers – Wayne Shewmake, Johnny Sain, Jr., Ethan Nahté,  Al Wolff, Dr. Robert Morgan, AGFC, Environmental Ellie May, Hollie Sanders, Dr. Rita Littrell

Contributing Writers – Lola Perritt, Ellen McNulty, Idun Guenther, Sarah Chronister, Nao Ueda, Jim Wood, NWF, ADEQ, Gail Murdoch, Lauren Ray

Contributing Photographers – Wayne Shewmake, Ethan Nahté, Tim Carr, Johnny Sain, Jr.,  Mike Wintroath, Dr. Robert Morgan, Andrew Stevens

AWF Board Meetings

Typically, the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Wildlife Federation meets once a quarter, on a Saturday in each quarter from 10:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M. Meeting locations vary, so please watch for details on the website calendar or

The Executive Committee meets as called by the president of AWF, which is generally once a quarter prior to the Board of Directors meeting. The AWF annual meeting with the election of officers and awards banquet is usually held in September of each year as set by the AWF Board of Directors.

There are no upcoming events.