Butler is responsible for implementing CFM's mission, goals, policies and procedures with respect for Missouri's rich conservation heritage.
As passionate outdoorsman, many Missourians are familiar with Butler through his syndicated outdoor newspaper column, Driftwood Outdoors. He is also a regular contributor to numerous regional and national outdoor publications. Butler currently serves on the board of directors of the Southeastern Outdoor Press Association and the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers. He is a past-president of the Missouri Outdoor Communicators and Hoosier Outdoor Writers.
Jefferson City, Mo.
Nana's responsibilities with CFM include coordinated fundraising programs, coordination of the CFM annual convention, implementing regional conservation events, and serving as a staff liaison to CFM committees.
Nana is a Kansas City native and a lifelong outdoorsman. In his free time, Nana trains his red setter for upland hunting, and he is in the process of restoring his family farm in Northwest Missouri for upland wildlife.
Micaela runs the day-to-day operations of CFM. She keeps track of the finances and helps keep everything running smoothly for the organization.
Jefferson City, MO
Coleman oversees the operation of membership recruitment and retention procedures. She serves as the primary coordinator of services to CFM members, and is responsible for assembling materials for the bi-monthly publication (Missouri Wildlife) and copy editing of the magazine.
Coleman is the "old timer" at CFM, as she has been dedicated to the Federation for 14 years. She spends her free time enjoying the outdoors, whether that is hanging in a hammock while reading a good book, sitting on the porch drinking coffee or just a good old family barbecue on a nice day.
Kessinger makes the fifth member to the CFM team. She focuses on developing content for the magazine, website and social media. The content includes photography, videography and written work. In addition, Kessinger will work to broaden the reach of CFM's communication outlets. She will act as a media relations person for the Federation as well.
Born and raised in Missouri, Kessinger is familiar with the state and is looking forward to exploring more of the area. As a hands-on photojournalist, she is eager to connect with conservationists around Missouri and experience all the state has to offer.