Board of Directors

Pathfinders board members volunteer their time to address important issues in their communities. Representatives from each county may include:

  • a county supervisor
  • a local soil and water district commissioner
  • a representative at-large

The Executive Director works closely with the Board to identify challenges and opportunities, establish goals and objectives, develop strategies, and implement plans.

The Board of Directors generally meet the first Monday of each month. Guests from the public are welcome to attend meetings. If you need accommodation, please notify the Pathfinders RC&D office by calling 641-472-6177.


  • Dee Sandquist, Chairperson
  • Deke Wod, Vice-Chair
  • Dennis Gratz, Secretary/Treasurer

Keokuk County

  • Deke Wood, Board of Supervisors

Van Buren County

Jefferson County

  • Dee Sandquist, Board of Supervisors
  • Steve Burgmeier, Soil and Water Conservation District

Mahaska County

  • Steve Parker, Board of Supervisors

Wapello County

  • Wayne Huit, Board of Supervisors
  • Tim Albert, Soil and Water Conservation District