The James River Basin Partnership is comprised of a dedicated Board of Directors, Advisory Council, and 3 proud & passionate employees that work with interns, service learning students, contractors, volunteers, and experts to achieve JRBP's objectives.



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INTERIM Executive Director

Tim is a native of Indiana and has lived in Springfield since 1985. He holds bachelors degrees in Civil Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and in Physics from Indiana State University. He has spent the majority of his career working in the area of stormwater and water quality. He served as Greene County Stormwater Engineer from 1990 to 2000. After that he served as Greene County Administrator, and Deputy City Manager for the City of Springfield. His favorite summer pastime is canoeing and fishing Ozark rivers.



Brent grew up in Independence, Missouri enjoying his youth playing and exploring his family farm’s pastures and river bottoms. These experiences shaped Brent’s love for the outdoors. This passion eventually brought him to Springfield, Missouri where he received his B.S. in Wildlife Conservation and Management and a minor in Geospatial Sciences. Since graduating in 2013, he has worked for various non-profit organizations (such as the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks and the Discovery Center) that provide hands-on  education and service to children and families throughout the Ozarks. Now, Brent holds the title of Project Manager at the James River Basin Partnership where he focuses on outreach education, JRBP programming, volunteer organization, and grant management.

Since moving to Springfield, Brent has fallen in love with the Ozarks and the Springfield community. Brent is passionate about conservation and the outdoors and spends most of his free time hunting, fishing, mountain biking and volunteering for the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.


Todd Wilkinson
Membership & Communications manager

Todd Wilkinson graduated from Missouri State with Bachelor and Masters of Arts in History, and taught American and Ozarks history and geography at Ozarks Technical Community College as an adjunct instructor for 16 years.

Continuing that emphasis, Todd served for ten years as a seasonal park ranger with the US National Park Service at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in Republic, Missouri, where he researched and delivered presentations on many aspects of local history, as well as the cultural and natural geography of the Ozarks.

Todd also serves in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, the enrolled volunteer component of the US Coast Guard, as a Public Affairs and Marine Safety Specialist, working alongside active duty and reserve Coast Guard personnel to promote recreational boating safety and environmental stewardship. 

On his free time Todd likes to hike, attempt to kayak, and study folk music and folklore from the Ozarks and Scotland, especially the works of Vance Randolph.

Board of Directors

President: Dave Coonrod

Vice-President: Jason Frantz

Treasurer: Tina Yearack

Secretary: Travis Cossey

Dr. Beth Bowles

Steve Childers

Dan Chiles

Louanne Danner

Gordon Day

Jim Fossard

Jessica Hayes

Bud Hogan

Dan Hoy

Ray Jones

Jim Lumpe

Brian Shipman

Miles Sweeney

Dr. Bobby Wixson

Mark Wood