President: Betty Applebaker
I was a physical education and health teacher before a 21 year career as a U.S. Forest Service packer.
I've been active on the Back Country Horsemen of America board, Back Country Horsemen of Oregon President, High Desert Trail Riders President and now working in Public Lands to help maintain our equine access on trails.
I enjoy traveling and packing into Wilderness areas in other states as well as gardening.
Vice President: State Director:
My horse was totally unruly and I needed professional help. The help came in the form of clinician, Steve Rother, who was gentling a wild mustang at the Horse Packing and Wilderness Skills Clinic.
Steve impresses me to this day with his knowledge of the horse. I helped him Produce his first Instructional videos.
I've partially trick trained my horse and have hopes of using him in a new project for BCHO. Project Mr. Ed.
I dabble in audio recording, photography, Photoshop, Making Videos, then editing the entire montage.
Secretary: Kara Contreras
I teach math and science at Brixner Jr. High.
I grew up riding horses in 4-H and pony club in Cle Elum, Washington.
During semester breaks at the University of Montana, I worked as a trail riding guide with Three Peaks Outfitters in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.
Since moving to Klamath County, 4 years ago, with my husband Ed, I've enjoyed exploring the trails of Southern Oregon with my mare, Lola. I look forward to learning even more about packing with our chapter.
Treasurer: Judy Maddox
I retired, with 36 years, from the U.S. Forest Service and ended my Forest Service Career being the fleet equipment manager for 3 forests.
My hobbies include reading, walks, crafts and riding my horse.
I joined HDTRBCH a few years ago with the intent to support and contribute to this Chapter of Back Country Horsemen.
Board Member: Ed Contreras
I work in private land wildlife habitat conservation, assisting farmers and ranchers with improving land for wildlife and agriculture.
I discovered horse packing while in college and worked during summer breaks for a commercial outfitter in the Sierra Nevadas.
I spend much of my time recreating on public lands with my wife, Kara.
I was attracted to Back Country Horsemen of America for their mission in supporting public land access.
Board Member: Matt Maddox
I worked in the agricultural field for 45 years.
My background includes various ranch positions and farm building construction.
For the last 16 years I have been the manager and hay broker for High Mountain Hay Growers Co-op.
My Contracting skills come in handy, designing and building trail obstacles for the upcoming trail challenge.
I enjoy helping out various organizations and am looking forward to helping with this Chapter of Back Country Horsemen.
Board Member: Ron Stewart