Current Board of Directors
Liz A. Petrella - President
Liz is committed to helping ACTU grow their outreach, educational, and conservation opportunities. This includes her four grandchildren whom she hopes will have the opportunity to experience all that the rivers have to offer. Being elected a second term for this chapter is a privilege and she appreciates the opportunity to serve. Liz grew up spin casting and ice fishing. However, once she learned to fly fish, she became hooked on the local trout in the streams and rivers of Northern Michigan, she has a special spot in heart for the Boardman River. Since becoming a member of ACTU, Liz has tried to expose as many as she can to cold-water conservation which is at the core of our mission.
Logan Krieger - Vice President
Raised in the Traverse City area from a young age, Logan was lucky enough to have an amazing grandfather that shared his passion for fly fishing with him at the age of 10. While in college he worked on road stream crossing projects, electro fishing studies, and parkland efforts. After receiving a BA in biology/ ecology, he spent 2 years guiding on the Aniak River in Alaska and the Rio Cisnes in the southern part of Chile. He has a true passion for our resources and is honored to serve to protect our cold-water streams.
Keith Koonmen - Treasurer
Keith relocated to Traverse City from Grand Rapids in October of 2019. He was introduced to fly fishing at a young age by his dad. His love of fly fishing has naturally grown into a passion for protecting the cold-water fisheries and environment where trout live. He lives in Leelanau County with his wife Emmie and their two children.
Lee Schwocho - Secretary
Originally from downstate, Lee spent 36 years living and working in New Jersey, before retiring and moving to the Traverse City area with his wife late in 2018. An avid fisherman his whole life, Lee was president of the Pohatcong Fly Fishing Club for several years and an active member of two other fly fishing clubs while in New Jersey. He also served for a short time on the board of directors of the Ken Lockwood Trout Unlimited chapter before re-locating back to Michigan. Since joining the Adams Chapter Lee has been active in banquet planning, assisting with fly fishing/merit badge instruction to boy scouts and was instrumental in establishing the trout in the classroom curriculum at two area schools, Central High and East Middle School in Traverse City. The conservation ethos runs deep with Lee; in addition to supporting Trout Unlimited Lee and his wife are sustaining sponsors of the Conservation Resource Alliance.
Cory Golden - Past President
Cory served as President for Adams Chapter for two years and prior to that on the board of directors. An avid angler, hunter, and conservationist, Cory has been a fly guide, BSA Fly Fishing Merit Badge Counselor and is an award winning fly tyer with work published internationally. His passion is introducing folks to the beautiful wilds of Northern Michigan.
Andrew Adams - Director
Andrew lives on the Boardman River and is an avid fly fisher hailing from Britain. He moved here from the Northwest to be near his wife’s family and enjoy this beautiful area. Andrew feels the Boardman River is a unique gem and there is amazing work being done by this community and organizations such as TU to restore it to its natural state. He is also active in local conservation organizations such as GT Conservation District, Boardman River Clean Sweep and the Brook Trout Coalition. He is honored to serve on the Board at this critical time for the Boardman River and its wild trout.
Chris Doyal - Director
Chris is a retired commercial photographer and has been fly fishing for over 30 years. He and his wife travel around the country in pursuit of trout on the fly. An avid scuba diver and underwater photographer, he is currently president of the Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserve and also sits on the board of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum. He is a past board member of the Great Lakes Council/Fly Fishers International. He lives in Williamsburg with his wife, Julie, and their lab, Woody, who is quite possibly the best boat dog ever.
Bob Garvey - Director
Bob is a retired CPA who spent most of his career as a forensic accountant, investigating fraud and embezzlement. Bob and his wife moved to the area to be close to their daughter and grandson. He has been a trout fisherman since his teens and fell in love with the area because of the excellent cold water streams and the serious conservation efforts by the community. Bob always has a smile to share.
Steve Largent - Director
Steve Largent was born and raised in Traverse City, Michigan. He attended the University of Montana where he received a B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology, Honors Program in 1990. In 1988 he began his work on the Boardman River at the City of Traverse City’s Brown Bridge Quiet Area. Steve started with the Grand Traverse Conservation District in 1992 and has restored or assisted in the restoration of over 250 streambank erosion sites on the Boardman including the repair of over 40 road/stream crossings. In 2009 he received the Clarence Kroupa Award given by the Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council and the Frank Purvis Stewardship Award; the highest award given by the Grand Traverse County Planning Commission. Steve is one of the founding Directors of the Adams Chapter of Trout Unlimited.
Adam Steuer - Director
Adam, originally from Roscommon, now resides in Traverse City. He has always been an outdoorsman, finding any outside activity to take him to the next adventure. Even though he didn’t start fly fishing till recent years it has brought light that there is more to fishing than catching. He got involved with Trout Unlimited Adams Chapter by being part of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, who’s mission is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.