Management Committee, Contacts, & Bylaws

Elected Positions

To contact the DPS Management Team, please send an email to: desertpeakssection [at]

Chair: Sandy Lara

Vice-Chair/Outings/Safety: Megan Birdsill

Secretary: Tina Bowman

Programs/Banquet: Jim Fleming

Fifth Officer/Webmaster: William Chen

Appointed Positions

To contact the individuals below, please send an email to: desertpeakssection [at]

Archives: Barbara Reber

Conservation: Dave Perkins

Guidebook Editor: Jim Morehouse

Membership: Ron Bartell

Merchandising: Laura Newman

Newsletter Editor: Wynne Benti

Newsletter Mailer: Elaine Baldwin

Mountain Records (Registers): Mark Butski

Mountaineering Committee: Megan Birdstill (Chair), Sandy Lara, and Ron Bartell

Webmaster: William Chen

Treasurer: Laura Newman


Please direct questions or inquiries about the Desert Peaks Section to the appropriate contact in the above list. If this fails, please direct your inquiry to one of the elected officials as they meet on a periodic basis and can pass your inquiry on to the appropriate person.

Inquiries about the operations of this web site and broken link reports should be sent to the Desert Peaks Webmaster (email: desertpeakssection [at]


Click here to view the bylaws of the Section. (Updated April 2019)