Staff

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Tyler Schwartze
Executive Director, Editor

Tyler is responsible for implementing CFM’s mission, goals, policies and procedures with respect for Missouri’s rich conservation heritage. He serves as the editor of CFM’s publication, Conservation Federation. He has lived his entire life in Missouri and brings passionate experience and sound judgement in protecting and promoting our wildlife and natural resources.    

Micaela Haymaker
Director of Operations

 Micaela is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CFM. She handles all the finances of the organization, Share the Harvest program, National Archery in the School Program (NASP) and Operation Game Thief. Micaela is also the Secretary/Treasurer of the Conservation Foundation of Missouri Charitable Trust.  Micaela is heavily involved in both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Micaela, along with her husband and three children, is passionate about the outdoors and loves to go camping, canoe/kayaking, swimming, hiking, fishing and sit around a campfire with friends.

Colton Zirkle
Education and Communications Coordinator

Colton is responsible for the development and implementation of youth initiatives and public outreach at CFM. He will focus on expanding the Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) and Missouri Collegiate Conservation Alliance (MCCA). Colton was born and raised in NW Missouri but has spent the rest of his time in the Ozarks. As an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and fisherman, his goal is to engage Missourians in the protection and conservation of our natural resources.

Michelle Gabelsberger
Membership Development Coordinator

Michelle is responsible for the development of membership and managing affiliate partnerships.

Joan VanderFeltz
Administrative Assistant

Joan will maintain the membership database, process renewal notices, manage and process all financial contributions, and perform various additional administrative duties as needed.