2011 CVTU Board Member Nominee Bios and Election Results
Don Albright: ELECTED
Born and raised in PA. Grew up on a small farm in Centre County near the
town of Howard, fishing and swimming in the Bald Eagle Creek and
hunting in the fields and woods nearby. Learned to fish for trout in the
mountain streams around Renovo including Kettle Creek, Young Woman's
Creek, Paddies Run, and many others that he no longer remembers the
After graduating from High School, he started working at a temporary job
with the US Dept. of Agriculture. Forty years later, he retired from the
USDA as a National Program Director and managing eradication projects in
three states. Through the years he worked on plant and animal pests and
disease control, eradication, quarantine and regulation. The most notable
to this area would be Gypsy Moth, Lethal Avian Influenza, and Plum Pox
Virus. Other endeavors that kept the work interesting were responding to
emergency outbreaks of Mediterranean and Mexican Fruit Flies in
California several times; aerial spraying to control gypsy moth in the east,
grasshoppers in the western US, and Desert Locust in the Sudan;
establishing bio-control agents to naturally control gypsy moths, cereal leaf
beetles, and purple loosestrife; conducting pesticide research and field
testing; pioneering the use of GIS in pest control programs for the agency;
aerial mapping and pesticide application; and certification of refrigerated
ships to do in-transit cold treatments of fruit for pest control at ports and
shipyards in Europe, Scandinavia, South America, and New Zealand.
While working at all of this, he managed to get married and raise two
daughters and a son. He and his wife, Kathy, moved to the Carlisle area in
1981 after completing coursework in biology, entomology, and plant
pathology at Penn State. He enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking
Ken Palmer: APPOINTED TO FILL MIKE DANKO VACANCY
Boiling Springs resident since 1997 (14 yrs), prior to that I lived in
Hampden Twp for 11 years. Married to Sue. We have a daughter who
lives in Troutman, NC.
Born in Everett,Pa.( Bedford County). Lived in Chambersburg from the age
of 5 until after high school. During high school I lived outside
Chambersburg along the Falling Springs creek. I spent a lot of time
building rock dams, swimming, and fishing in the spring. It was not always
regulated water during my youth. I even drank the water from the creek
and lived to tell about it. I was very fortunate to be exposed to
conservation and the outdoors at a very early age, as my father was a
Soil Conservationist with the Department of Agriculture in Franklin County
for 35 years.
Served 4 years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam war
serving both in the US and overseas. Following military service I worked
my way through college earning a BBA degree in Business and Personnel
Management (now known as Human Resources) from Eastern Kentucky
Member Trout Unlimited since 2000. Work demands prevented me from
being an active member until I retired. I joined TU because of my interest
in the outdoors, trout fishing, and conservation of our natural resources
and to expand my social circle.
Work and professional experience includes distribution operations
management and human resources management with 4 organizations.
Corning Glass Works, Hagerstown News Distributors, Mallinckrodt
Chemical, and Federal Express.. These assignments took me from
Greencastle,Pa. to Paris,Ky and back to central Pennsylvania.
I believe it is extremely important that we protect our resources, especially
fresh water and we must educate others to do the same. There are so
many benefits to having fresh water. Fishing is only one of those benefits.
Every TU member needs to be involved to the extent that they can in this
Favorite Fly: Muddler, Favorite in state water: Stony Creek, Favorite out of
state water: Little Red River. Heber Springs, Ark.
Jim Rainey: ELECTED
TU member since 1981.
Federation of Fly Fishergmen (FFF) member since 2002.
Previously served on boards of following TU chapters: Ray Bergman TU;
Spring Creek TU; Cumberland Valley TU.
Chaired the following CVTU committees: Information & Education;
Former executive director of Outdoor Writers Association of America.
Former executive director of FFF.
FFF Certified Fly Casting Instructor; have taught pro bono many fly casting
If elected to serve again on the CVTU board, I would dedicate my efforts
to conservation of trout fisheries in the Cumberland Valley, especially to
help solve the invasive weed problem on the Letort Spring Run.
1. Tom Baltz
2. Clark Hall
3. John Leonard