Partners Sponsors and Supporters 2017


The following organizations are Supporters
and Partners
of the VVBNF 2017

Arizona Game & Fish Dept.
Camp Verde
Chamber of Commerce

City of Cottonwood
City of Sedona
Coconino National Forest

Cottonwood Parks and
Recreation Dept.

Jay’s Bird Barn
Montezuma Castle
& Tuzigoot

National Monuments

Northern Arizona Audubon

Prescott National Forest
Sedona-Oak Creek
Chamber of Commerce

Town of Camp Verde
Verde Natural Resource
Conservation Distric
Walton Family Foundation
Yavapai-Apache Nation
Yavapai College
Yavapai County

The following organizations are Sponsors
of the VVBNF 2017

Condor Sponsor

Walton Family Foundation

Bald Eagle Sponsor

Montezuma Castle & Tuzigoot National Monuments

Western National Parks Association

Black Hawk Sponsor

City of Cottonwood

Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce

Salt River Project

Sedona Now


Kestrel Sponsor

Carol Conti-Northern Arizona Thermal Imaging

Special Event Sponsors:

Jay’s Bird Barn
City of Cottonwood

Van Providers and Sponsors:

Cottonwood-Oak Creek School Dist.
CK's Need a LIft
Phoenix Cement
Salt River Materials Group-Phoenix Cement

Rainbow Acres
Verde Medical Center
Yavapai College

Special Thanks to:

Best Western in Cottonwood for hosting our keynote speakers,
Jay’s Bird Barn for providing the Armchair Birding opportunity and
as a sponsor of the Welcome Reception on Thursday,
Caffe Ibis coffee roasting company for the bird-friendly coffee,
Wal-Mart, and your donations for our hospitality booth,
Verde River Growers for a tree and plants for the Aviary,
Home Depot for the kid's bird house kits,
Doug Von Gausig of “Naturesongs” for providing our web site
and to our webmaster, Joe Spangler.

We would also like to thank all the field trip leaders and presenters who without their knowledge and enthusiasm, this festival would not be possible.


The Festival Committee would like to thank all of YOU for your support of the festival and for your commitment to the natural environment.


Festival Committee, Positions and Affiliations


Barbie Hart* - Festival Founder & Coordinator - Arizona State Parks Volunteer
Susie Beach* - Co-coordinator
Kristine Follett - Secretary - Citizen Volunteer
Nanette Armstrong - Secretary - Northern Arizona Audubon Society
David Beach - Marketing - Citizen Volunteer
Erin Cody - Education- Verde NRCD
Dena Greenwood - Programs - Jay’s Bird Barn
Bob Rothrock - Programs -VRVNO Board
Carol Conti - Programs - Citizen Volunteer
Debbie LaFrance - Events - Citizen Volunteer
Joe & Kit Stack - Events - Citizen Volunteer
Joan Otterson - Events - Citizen Volunteer
Mary Ontiveros* - Education Committee - National Park Service
Jeff Pebworth - Arizona Game & Fish
Lynda Zanolli* - Education- Verde NRCD
David Beach - Marketing
Cindy Emmett - Ways & Means - Citizen Volunteer
Michael Durgain - Ways & Means - Citizen Volunteer
Connie Gilmore - Ways & Means - Citizen Volunteer
Dustin Humphreys- Arizona State Parks
Joe Spangler* - Website - VRVNO Board
Justin Swiger* - Facilities - Arizona State Parks
Jeri Higgins* - Registration - Citizen Volunteer
Dennis Tomko - Ways and Means - VRVNO Board, Northern AZ Audubon

* Committee Team Leader


Verde River Valley Nature Organization Board of Directors

Harry Lampros- President
Bob Rothrock - Vice-President

VRVNO Board members:

David Fox
Dennis Tomko
Joe Spangler
Susan Culp
Barb Krueger
Chris Jensen
James Whatley

Mission: The Verde Valley Birding & Nature Festival provides a unique recreational experience to anyone interested in the natural world and fosters awareness of the importance of habitat for the enrichment of all life in the Verde Valley.
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