Laura Bohn – President 

Laura and her husband, Gary, discovered Midway UT in 2009 and purchased a vacation home.  Following retirement in 2015 they moved full-time to Midway from Cincinnati, OH.  Laura and Gary enjoy golf, four wheeling, and fly fishing; Gary’s the skier and into snowmobiling.  They love everything about the mountains and exploring all areas of Utah.

Laura spent 12 years in business consulting, then 23 years in the healthcare medical device industry.  She wrapped up her career at Ethicon, Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson company) as Director of Sales Operations & Commercial Administration, where her teams supported 1,100 US field sales representatives and the marketing teams.

Laura has served on two non-profit boards prior to retirement.  In Midway, Laura has served as President, Wasatch Ladies Golf Association, and is currently on the Advisory Board of the Soldier Hollow Ladies League.  Laura volunteers in the Wasatch Mountain State Park Visitor Center, and she is thrilled to have become the President of Friends of Wasatch in early 2023!

June Roscoe – Vice President

June relocated to Park City in 2005 from Maryland (where she grew up) and now resides in Midway.  June absolutely loves the outdoors and always wanted to live in the mountains.  She says mountains makes her heart sing and speak to her inner peace to be out in nature.  During her two boys’ formative years, she took them to the nature center for activities such as corn husk doll making, walking the nature trails and completing crafts.  Sharing time together as a family, alongside nature, has enhanced June’s life, and she has always been drawn to historical and ecological sites to respect their origin and observe the natural beauty.

The Friends of Wasatch mission to preserve and protect Wasatch State Park aligns with June’s life journey to sustain opportunities for present and future generations.  She is excited to be part of the Friends organization and contribute her time and talent as Vice President to further support others in the community.  June brings strong business, office and event management experience to the Friends Board.

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Dale & Pam Blackwell – Treasurer & Secretary

Dale was born and raised in Rhode Island.  After graduating from college with a degree in nursing, he began his career in Rhode Island in emergency nursing and worked in a methadone clinic.  Dale moved to Miami and continued working in emergency medicine.  In Miami, Dale met his wife, Pam, who is also a nurse.  After almost 10 years in Miami, Dale and Pam transferred to a corporate hospital in Roswell, Georgia, where they both took on leadership positions.  Pam was Director of Emergency/Trauma for 24 years and also the State Trauma Director in the Office of EMS.  She then transferred to Public Health and was the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response for Cobb and Douglas Counties for 24 years.

In 1992 Dale joined the Air Force Reserve and spent 21 years as a Flight Nurse and Critical Care Air Transport Nurse.  His Air Force career took him all over the country, as well as an 8 month tour in Iraq.

Dale and Pam decided to retire to Midway, Utah.  After having had a vacation home in Park City they knew Midway was where they wanted to retire to, so in May of 2018, they took the plunge and moved, and haven’t looked back.  It didn’t take long for Dale to get back into the workforce working at Deer Valley for two seasons as well as working at the Wasatch Mountain State Park during the summer months.

Dale and Pam soon started volunteering at Wasatch Mountain State Park at the visitor center, where they were introduced to the Friends of Wasatch organization.  Dale became the treasurer and Pam the secretary in 2019.

During the pandemic, Dale and Pam joined the Wasatch County Medical Reserve Corps.  Little did they know that they would be working almost full time giving vaccines and doing Covid testing.  Dale still works 4 days a week at the Wasatch County Health Department, and Pam does some consulting in the health care area.

Dale enjoys skiing, outdoor activities, and began beekeeping last year.

Wendi Cole — Development and Fund-Raising Director

Wendi, and her husband Jim, moved to Midway in October of 2023.  Jim is a Pilot for Allegiant Airlines and flies out of the Provo Airport. Wendi and Jim visited many cities and once they came to the Heber Valley/Wasatch Mountain range, they knew they were “Home”.  Both Wendi and Jim enjoy outdoor activities including golf, hiking, four-wheeling and fishing. They share 5 adult children and 2 granddaughters.

Wendi spent over 25 years in the Financial Services industry working mostly in Customer Service positions.  Her last position was Executive Assistant to the Chief Marketing Officer for a multi billion-dollar company. Wendi is also a Real Estate Agent in the State of Kansas and now works on a referral basis. In semi-retirement, Wendi worked as a Director of Merchandise and Sales for a golf club near Austin, TX.

Wendi served on a Board of Education in Maize, KS (8,000 students) in the roles of member, VP, and President.  She has also served as a Youth Mentor at Youth Horizons and as a member of the City of Wichita Advisory Council.  Wendi believes in giving back to her community and that “nothing gets accomplished while sitting on the sidelines”.  In her Friends of Wasatch role, Wendi is excited to connect with Heber Valley/Wasatch County community organizations and business owners.

Rod Freudenberg -Technology & Processes Director

Rod and his wife, Mary, moved to Midway in 2016 to be close to their two daughters and two grandchildren upon their retirement (dictated by the birth of their first grandchild). Shortly after arriving, Rod joined the “Friends” and soon volunteered with the Park’s Dirt Crew.  In 2022 with pandemic concerns lessening, Rod worked with a small group of others to reinvigorate the Friends by updating the website and the membership/event management system.

Prior to retirement, Rod worked as an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist in academia, aerospace, consulting, and public service, and he has served on the boards of several professional associations. Locally, Rod has been active in the Heber Valley pickleball club, and he has worked as a Mountain Ski Host/Guide for many seasons giving history tours at Park City Mountain resort.  When he is not working on their log cabin restoration or entertaining the grandkids, Rod is an avid skier, bicyclist, hiker/camper, motorcyclist, banjo picker and ukulele strummer.

Jonathan Hunt — Park Manager

“I wanted to quickly introduce myself and express my excitement to be working here at Wasatch Mountain State Park.  I have worked with Utah State Parks for almost 15 years with stops in Bear Lake, Scofield, Huntington, Millsite and most recently Sand Hollow State Park.  Mine is a life truly blessed as I always wanted to be a park ranger.  I find my peace while outdoors and enjoy seeing the smile on park visitors when they enjoy our state parks.  As I begin to break in my hiking boots and trail running shoes here at Wasatch Mountain I wanted to express my desire to have a strong friends group.  Together we can accomplish many tasks that will benefit the park and the park user.  When people visit the park we want our guests to connect with the landscape that will lead to lifelong stewardship.   Thank you for your support and I look forward to seeing you out on the trails.”

Kathy Donnell — Park Ranger/Naturalist

“Growing up, my dream job was to be a teacher and work outside. My dream came true when I started my career with Utah State Parks about 25 years ago. I started at the Rock Cliff Nature Center at Jordanelle State Park in 1998 and moved to Wasatch Mountain State Park in 2011. At Wasatch, I create and present the interpretive programs, oversee the park’s non-motorized trails, and supervise many volunteers and interns. I enjoy teaching because I love to learn about the earth and our natural resources. I enjoy helping people get outside and feel comfortable being outside.”