Executive Board of Officers

Board of Directors

President Kristen Merwin

Kristen Merwin joined Women Anglers of Minnesota in 2008. She joined the Board of Directors as Secretary in 2011, Vice President in 2012 and has been President of WAM since 2017. By day, Kristen is a Vice President of Global Human Resources for a transportation company based out of the Chicago area.  She is a passionate ice and open water angler and loves to share her passion with other women and give them the tools and opportunities to pursue their passions in angling. Kristen calls Howard Lake, Minnesota home in the winter and Osakis, Minnesota home in the summers.

Vice President Erin Murray

Erin Murray joined WAM in ---- and has served as our VP since....

Secretary Chanda Gebhardt

"I have been a member of WAM going on 3 years. I come from Central Minnesota where I own a greenhouse and nursery business for 18 years. Fishing is not only passion but apart of a outdoor lifestyle that I live with my husband and 2 boys. WAM has been an amazing way to meet more ladies that have the same love for the sport. Everyone is so nice and welcoming! Come and join us!'' - Chanda


Dallas Shoutz has been a member of WAM and joined the board this year as our treasurer.

Trip Director Katie Stockton

Trip Director Angie Fasbender

Social Director Theresa Jones

Social Director Sara Spiering

Membership Director Elizabeth Colsen

Membership Director Pat Hauslein

Fundraising Director Britane Peterson

Fundraising Director Courtney Schurhammer

Historian Director Diane Westphal

Publicity Director Patti Mercier

North Region Director

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