Kelen Fortkamp of Imperial, Nebraska
Though he's only 30 years old, Kelen Fortkamp is already a seasoned DU volunteer leader. His passion for waterfowling was fueled at an early age by hunts on Frenchman Creek and Enders Reservoir in southwestern Nebraska. He served eight years as a DU area chairman and was recently appointed Nebraska state chairman. While dedicated to the volunteers in his state, he takes a big-picture view of the need for continental conservation.
"I've had the opportunity to visit the breeding grounds and witness firsthand the positive impact that this organization has on North America's waterfowl," Kelen says. "That experience proved to me that DU is the world's greatest wetland conservation organization, and I'm proud to be a small part of it."