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Board Members

Scott D. Dunkelberger, Chairman

Scott joined the Department of Commerce following completion of graduate school in March 1985. He started as an Area Development Representative in the Bureau of Appalachian Development and State Grants and has since served the Department of Community and Economic Development in the roles of Director of the Center For Business Financing, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority, Executive Director of the Commonwealth Financing Authority, Deputy Secretary for Business Financing, Executive Deputy Secretary, and Senior Advisor to the Secretary. Scott retired from the Commerce in 2020 after working for the Commerce for 35 years.

Scott served two three-year terms on Board of Directors of the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Arts in Millersburg, PA.

He has served two three-year terms on Board of Directors of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance and currently serves as Chairman of the KECA Board.

He and his wife Joan reside in Perry County and have four grown children.

Randy E. Schmidt, Vice Chair

Randy Schmidt, DuBois, Pa. has been a member of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance Board of Directors since 2018 and first joined the Keystone Elk Country Alliance as a member in 2012 and has served the organization as the Ah’tic Chapter as Chapter Co-Chair since chartered in 2016.

Schmidt retired in 2020 as the Director of Transportation for the DuBois Area School District after 13 years.He is a past member of the DuBois City Council since 2002 and as is the former Mayor of DuBois in 2020, a 1974 graduate of DuBois Area High School and brings 45 years of logistic management experience to the KECA Board of Directors. He is a past member of the DuBois City Council and serves as Vice President of Council. He also is a Life member of the DuBois Volunteer Fire Department of 44 years and held the position of Fire Chief for the City of DuBois in 1991, 1992, & 2000.

Randy and his wife Donna, also a KECA life Member has been married for 11 years and have four grown children, seven grandchildren, and their boxer pup Luke. They enjoy spending their time in the outdoors in the heart of Pennsylvania. Elk Country.

Gregory L. Yutzey, Treasurer

Greg Yutzey is from Meyersdale, a small hill town located in southern Somerset County, Pennsylvania. After high school, Greg attended Cambria Rowe Business College, Johnstown, Pennsylvania; graduated with a B.S. Degree in Business Education from Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan; and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania. While working for the Defense Contract Audit Agency in Alexandria, Virginia, Greg prepared for and passed the CPA exam, receiving a Certified Public Accountant designation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

In mid-year, 1979, Greg began working for a local DuBois CPA firm, partnered in 1985, specializing in nonprofit accounting and estate planning, and towards the end of his accounting career, obtained licenses in insurance and securities. He is currently a registered representative with Cetera Financial Specialists, LLC. Greg retired from his CPA practice, December 31, 2017.

Greg is now midway through his second three-year term as Treasurer of KECA’s Board of Directors. He enjoys the outdoors, and enjoys hunting upland birds with his English Setters, and hunting white-tail deer with is son, Randy.

Greg met his lovely wife to be, Kathy D. Tost in 1972, and they were married, September 8, 1973. Kathy and Greg have three adult children, Amy, Randy, and Jill, and eight wonderful grandchildren. The Yutzey family routinely visits the Elk Visitor Center. The grandchildren enjoy the educational experiences the Center provides, the over-night stays at the homestead, and wagon rides where elk can be observed in natural surroundings.

Rick Trude, Secretary

Rick Trude was born and raised in Keewaydin, PA. Graduated from Clearfield Area High School and received an electrical degree from DuBois School of Trades. In 1996 he formed Precision Installations, Inc., an electrical company specializing in Control and Building Automation Systems and is the President/CEO.

Growing up in elk country, he has always had an interest in elk. As he got older that interest has turned into a passion and need to see them prosper here in PA. Rick went on his first elk hunt in 1992, and continues to pursue them out west with bow and arrow.

Rick founded the KECA Clinton County Chapter in 2011, where he has been the chapter chair. Rick and his family are all Life Member, with his Grandson James becoming a Life Member before the age of one!
He and his wife Christa, reside on their farm in Mill Hall, PA.

Linda Buchheit, committee chairperson of KECA ConED

Linda Buchhiet has been on the board since 2015. She has a bachelors degree in Elementary and Special Education from Kent State University and a masters degree as a Reading Specialist from Clarion University. During her 36 years in public education, she taught grades 3 -8. While teaching at St. Marys Area Middle School, Linda was an advisor of the Habitat Club. This club experienced field trips on elk captures, state parks and wildlife presentations. Linda resides with her husband, Richard, in St. Marys,PA.

Jerry Regan, Board

Jerry is no stranger to Elk Country and has been hunting and hiking Dent’s Run and the Allegheny Mountains for the last 25 years with his good friend and board chairman Scott Dunkelberger. He has been working in wildlife conservation over the last 16 years and created a nationally award winning magazine Pennsylvania Wildlife. Currently Jerry is working as the Director of Major Gifts for Penn State University and served as the president for the Wildlife for Everyone Foundation and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. He led several capital projects including a fully accessible trail to the South Lookout at Hawk Mountain which was recognized in 2017 as the best accessible trail in the country by the American Trails Association. Jerry worked with a passionate group of volunteers in building the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg, PA and spent 10 years at Cornell University as the Deputy Director of the Johnson Museum of Art. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University and resides with his wife Janice and two sons Michael and Kevin in State College, PA.

Robert Bolt, Board

Bob Bolt is a 1969 graduate from Lower Burrell, Pa., 1974 graduate from Slippery Rock University, and graduate work from Penn State University. He is a retired teacher from the St. Marys Area School District and a retired Deputy from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Bob taught for 35 years and has been a volunteer at the Elk Country Visitor Center since it opened in 2010 and is a lifetime member of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance.  Bob also serves on the KECA Con Ed Committee.

Bob and his wife Joanne live in Kersey Pa. and have 1 son, Jason.

Tina Sabados, Board

Tina has been a member of Keystone Elk Country Alliance since 2016and became a life member in 2017.  She has served the organization as Co-Treasurer for the Ah’ Tic chapter since 2017.

After graduating from the Pittsburgh Area School District in 1985, she advanced her education and attained a degree in Corrections Administration.  Through continuing education program at Point Park College, and further pursued courses in business administration and accounting.  Tina is employed by H&R Block for 20 years, serving on both the Franchise and Company side of the organization.  She served as management for 10 years and a Franchise Owner for 10 years.

My husband Mike, also a KECA life member, and I have been married for 30 years.  We are blessed to have two grown children and two grandchildren along with a Labrador Retriever, Shiloh.  We enjoy spending time in Elk Country seeking elk and exploring the great outdoors.  

Charles Rosamilia, Board

Charles Rosamilia, Jr. was born in Renova, Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Lock Haven University and his Law Degree from Duquesne University School of Law.  He is Senior Partner in the Lock Haven Law Firm of Rosamilia, Brungard, & Rosamilia.  Cherles Rosamilia served 10 years on the Keystone Central School Board, including a term as President. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Kettle Creek Watershed.

When he is not working, he can be found planting food plots at his farm or Leidy Camp property, which he hunts with his three sons and grandchildren.  Charles Rosamilia lives in Lock Haven with his wife of 42 years, Bonnie.

Alan Lichtenwalner, Ex Officio Board Member

Alan is the Regional Manager of the Northcentral Region for the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks.  He serves on the board ex-officio and as the liaison between DCNR and KECA regarding operational and lease relations.   He grew up in the Lehigh Valley and holds a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Resource Management from Slippery Rock University.  He started his career with state parks in 1998 serving in various field assignments around the commonwealth until attaining his current position as State Parks Regional Manager and currently resides in Emporium, PA.  Although a transplant to Elk Country, Alan couldn’t think of any better place to live and spends most of his leisure time in variety of outdoor recreational pursuits in and around the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Founding Board Members:
John Geissler, Founding Chairman of the Board
Ron Alcorn, Founding Vice-Chairman
Mike Odasso, Founding Secretary
Randy Kimmel, Founding Treasurer
David Spigelmyer, Founding Member

Photo of KECA’s Founding Board of Directors (L to R) Ron Alcorn-Vice Chair, Cathy Kimmel (wife of deceased Founding Treasurer – Randy Kimmel), John Geissler-Founding Chairman, Linda Geissler (Johns wife), Mike Odasso-Founding Secretary, Dave Spigelmyer-Founding Board Member