OFWIM will elect two new officers to serve on the Executive Committee for the coming year. Read our candidate bios below and vote online by clicking here!
Candidate for President-Elect
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
Amy Martin currently serves as Environmental Services Biologist and Wildlife Information Services (WIS) Program Manager at the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR). Amy is responsible for reviewing projects, policies, and permits for impacts upon wildlife, wildlife habitats, and programs for which DWR is responsible, including threatened and endangered species protection. Amy represents DWR on the inter-agency team that oversees wetland and stream mitigation banking in Virginia as well as other inter-agency committees, including the Virginia Forest Conservation Partnership. In addition, Amy guides and oversees the work of DWRs WIS staff; a data scientist focused on internal biological data projects, and a biologist focused on external education and updating of internal wildlife information. Amy received her B.S. in Wildlife Management from Virginia Tech in 1996 and her M.S. in Environmental Science from the Center for Environmental Studies (CES) at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002. Amy first became an OFWIM member in 2001 and currently serves as Member-at-Large. She previously served as Member-At- arge and Secretary and has also led the Data Standards and Technology Trends Committee. Amy has presented numerous times at OFWIM, been a session moderator, helped Beth with the raffle, and has often participated as a member of the Conference Planning Committee. Amy lives in Hanover with her kids, Abby Sue (12) and Isaac (10), two dogs and two cats. She enjoys landscaping with Virginia native species, vegetable gardening, traveling, organizing community functions, kayaking, and hiking. She can often be found playing on her parent’s property on the Pamunkey River.
Candidate for Member-at-Large
Don Schrupp is a wildlife ecologist who retired from the Colorado Division of Wildlife in December 2006 as the Wildlife Inventory Coordinator, having overseen development of the Wildlife Resource Information System. He oversaw development of the Colorado Wildlife Species Database, geographic information systems and remote sensing applications for land use planning, and environment assessment activities. He provided the geospatial content for the first Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas. He was Principal Investigator for the Colorado Gap Analysis Project, and a Co-Principal Investigator in the Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Project. He is still a member of The Wildlife Society and formerly was a member of The American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing and the Society for Conservation Biology. Don has a BS in Wildlife Biology – Research Option (1972) from Colorado State University (CSU), as well as a MS in Wildlife Biology (1989) from Colorado State University. He was a founding member of the Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers, has chaired a number of OFWIM Committees in the past and was the organization’s President in 2000. In his younger days he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, cross-county and downhill skiing. He is an enthusiast of Quantum GIS and the Geographic Resource Analysis Support System (GRASS), as well as the Linux operating environment.