Our Leadership

Visionary founders. Leaders of character. A team committed to the TRMF Mission.

We do our best to live our vision, mission, and values each day and to teach them to those young people who spend a #BestSummerOfTheirLife with us. You’ll find them throughout orientation materials, in meetings and trainings, and shown throughout the Life Skills Center where so many of our people spend important parts of their day.

 

We’re lucky to have help in our mission, too.

 

Through the contributions and teamwork of our Board of Directors, a full time staff of 45 team members, 350+ seasonal, student, and international employees, over 600 summer volunteers, and financial backing from generous supporters, all of us work toward the common goal of helping more people become inspired by the Badlands the way Theodore Roosevelt was, Harold after him, and millions more since. 

THE TRMF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sheila and Harold

OUR FOUNDERS

Harold Schafer (1912-2001) and Sheila Schafer (1926-2016)

Ed Schafer, Chair
Tim O'Keefe, Vice Chair
Levi Andrist, Secretary
Mike Zaun, Treasurer
Rich Becker
Twylah Blotsky
Don Clement
Bruce Furness
Tom Gerhardt
Kristi Hanson
Jody Hodgson
Doug Mark
Tracy Martin
Laurel Nelson
Kathy Neset
LINDA PANCRATZ
Barry Schafer
Medora Sletten
Rolf Sletten

THE BULLY PULPIT INC. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

GUY MOOS, CHAIR
MIKE ZAUN, VICE CHAIR & TEASURER
BILL ALTRINGER, SECRETARY
KJERSTI ARMSTRONG
AL CHRISTIANSON
ED SCHAFER
NANCY SCHAFER
TAMA SMITH
PAT WEIR

THE TRMF EXECUTIVE TEAM

Randy Hatzenbuhler, president
Lyubomyr Shkandriy, FOOD & LODGING DIRECTOR
CLARENCE SITTER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
KINLEY SLAUTER, PROPERTIES & ATTRACTIONS DIRECTOR
SHEILA STROMMEN, HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

OUR DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS

Randy Hatzenbuhler, development director
SUSAN AXVIG, MAJOR GIFT OFFICER
DANIEL GANNARELLI, MAJOR GIFT OFFICER
JOE WIEGAND, THEODORE ROOSEVELT REPRISER & TRMF AMBASSADOR