KAFC Board

Edward Schmitt : Chairman

Edward Schmitt


Email: ed@kenaifisherman.org

I am a retired surgeon and rancher who first visited the Kenai river in 1988. I was fishing with a former Alaska State Park Superintendent who remarked that I should catch a fly rod world record salmon that week. I was amazed to look in the IGFA book of world records and see how many had come from the Kenai River. I did indeed catch a world record salmon that trip. It has been years since the Kenai has produced a world record fish. I am doing all I can to try to restore the river I love to what it has the potential to be.

Brad Carver : Vice Chairman

Brad Carver

Vice Chairman

Email: brad@kenaifisherman.org

An avid fisherman, Brad specializes in selling outdoor equipment.


Dwight Kramer : Secretary/Treasurer

Dwight Kramer


Email: dwight@kenaifisherman.org

Private Angler.  Residing in Alaska since 1967 and in the Kenai area since 1983.

Retired FAA Air Traffic Controller.


Jack Dean : Board Member

Jack Dean

Board Member

Email: jack@kenaifisherman.org

B.S. Degree from the Univ. of MN in 1957. Employed by the Fish and Wildlife Service from 1958 to 1986. Significant assignments included chemical rough fish eradications on 8 lakes on two Nat'l Wildlife Refuges in NE. For 8 years I developed sport fishery programs for the Navajo Tribe and 7 other tribes in AZ and NM. Fishery leader for 7 years in Yellowstone Nat'l Park where our catch and release program with cutthroat trout on the Yellowstone River attracted national attention. Advisor to tribal treaty commercial fisheries on Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron. My final FWS assignment was as fishery leader for Kenai NWR where we inventoried the fishery resources on the Chickaloon, Moose and Fox River watersheds. My most significant fishery activity in retirement was an unfunded study of the status and life history of Arctic char in south central AK.

Dick Marshall : Board Member

Dick Marshall

Board Member

Email: dick@kenaifisherman.org

After obtaining a Masters of Science degree in fisheries science, I was employed as a state fisheries biologist in Pennsylvania and by the National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Alaska. Altogether I spent thirty years in fisheries management and research. I retired in 1996 and moved to Kenai. I joined the Kenai Area Fisherman’s Coalition because I discovered  that many of my friends and neighbors here no longer fished the Kenai River due to the degraded quality of the sport fishing experience and because I wanted to insure that the best available science was being used to manage the fisheries on the Kenai Peninsula.

Loren Flagg : Board Member

Loren Flagg

Board Member

Email: loren@kenaifisherman.org

Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Fisheries Biologist, retired


Dave Athons : Board Member

Dave Athons

Board Member

Email: dave@kenaifisherman.org

Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Fisheries Biologist, retired


Tom Hodel – Board Member

Larry Marsh – Board Member

Vince Pennino – Board Member

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