2015 Raffle Winners

The winners of the 2015 raffle are Reggie Collins from Chelan, WA who will enjoy the trophy bull elk hunt and John Wilcynski from Santa Fe, NM who will enjoy the fishing adventure. John lives locally in the region and loves northern New Mexico and commends us for our work at the Chama Peak Land Alliance. Reggie entered into the raffle when he and his son visited Chama Land and Cattle last October. He had such a good time, he wanted to come back. Congratulations John and Reggie!

As you may recall, the raffle was a fundraiser for the conservation work of the Chama Peak Land Alliance. We raised $23,650 in funds for our efforts! Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets and many thanks to our generous sponsors who made this raffle a reality. We hope to document the winners’ adventures this year and let you know how it went, as well as offer another raffle in 2016 – so stay tuned!

More About the 2015 Winners

ImageJohn and his wife Jan live in Santa Fe where they retired after careers in the nuclear industry. John worked for many years in Government in various nuclear programs around the USA including reactor development, materials production, and later in environmental remediation and nuclear clean up. For the past 20 years, he worked primarily in nuclear clean up and waste management for a US affiliate of a British company, later for a nuclear waste management company based in Salt Lake City, and most recently as an industry consultant in the US, UK, and Canada. Clean up and remediation of old nuclear sites is his passion. John and Jan are supporters of the Chama Peak Land Alliance and believe strongly in the mission of the organization and think that environmental stewardship is vital to our country.
ImageReggie Collins is from Chelan, WA and he has worked in the Apple, Cherry and Pear industry for over 40 years. Reggie is a third generation farmer and also CEO of Chelan Fruit, the largest agricultural Co-op in the world. They have over 300 grower members farming roughly 14,000 acres of agriculture, packing and shipping over 7 Million 40 lb. boxes. Reggie has been married to his lovely wife Carole for 40 years and has 2 children, Casey (depicted in the photo to the left) and Heather.