Mission and History
Board Of Directors
Meet our BOARD OF DIRECTORS
My interest in decoy collecting began just prior to my first trip to the duck camp with my dad and grandpa as I was fascinated by the pile of...
- Rick Sandstrom, President
My interest in decoys is rooted deeply within his home state of Wisconsin, especially hand carved decoys from the Winnebago Lakes area...
- Jim Wierzba, Vice President
My passion for duck hunting was the catalyst for my fascination with duck decoys. That fascination lead to the discovery of the great Detroit area...
- Bill Dodge, Treasurer
I have a wide-ranging interest in sporting collectibles from a broad geographic area, but has a particular interest in Heron Lake decoys.
- Steve Handevidt, Secretary
My interest in decoy collecting began at a very young age. My father Alan Bryant and his good friend, Lynn Woodworth, were ...
- Matt Bryant, Membership
My interest in decoy collecting stems from a combination of my love of the outdoors, my interest in antiques, and...
- Larry Osentoski, Technology
My interest in decoy collecting developed after attending a small show with Joe Tonelli in 2006, seeing his wonderful...
- Dave Kneebone, Board Member
I got started collecting in the early 70's when my
wife gave me an old, beat up Victor decoy and told me I needed a hobby....
- Herb Desch, Senior Advisor
My interest in collecting was fueled by my dad’s passion for hunting and collecting great old decoys. It was and is, in large part, how I have stayed...
- Jeff Seregny, Communications
My interest in collecting grew out of a love of the out-of-doors, hunting , history and antiques. My husband and I started with Ohio decoys because...
- Joyce Hay, Communications
Matt has a particular interest in any carvings by Robert "Maddog" Billings as well as Winnebago canvasbacks, but also collects anything else that...
- Matt Downs, Facilities
Like many of us, my passion for collecting great old decoys grew out of my early interest in waterfowl hunting.”
- Alan Haid, Director Emeritus
In 1967 I had an opportunity to view Bill Mackey’s impressive collection at an Exhibition of American Bird Decoys at the Paint Art...
- Roger Ludwig, Director Emeritus
My interest in collecting sprang from my days growing up and hunting in the Illinois River Valley. Through this passion, I’ve had the pleasure...
- Joe Tonelli, Director Emeritus