About Us

The Zeman family passion for stewardship philosophy was sparked by Howard, a decorated Vietnam War Vet whose career with the US Forest Service spanned over 32 years. He was an integral part in the shared stewardship concept of utilizing multiple partners to accomplish forest conservation goals. Stewardship West is continuing the tradition with a boots- on- the- ground, action focused approach to ensuring the health and welfare of our forests for current and future generations.

Our Staff

Click on “Bio” to read more about the people who keep Stewardship West’s mission alive. 

Kevin Zeman


Jennifer Baker

Chief Operations Officer

Stan Baker

Colorado Project Manager

Jessica DeSotle

HR & Executive Administrator

Luke Cherney

Colorado Lead Forester

Cole Locher

California Lead Forester

Kathleen Sabo


Board of Directors

Robert Abernethy


Dan Huttner

Vice President

Mike Doescher


Rebecca Reed

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