Headwaters Chapter Chair
Rich Courtemanche is the current Land Commissioner of Aitkin County. Rich graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Forest Management ('89), an M.S. in Wetland Ecology from the Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute of Louisiana State University ('96), and is a registered Land Surveyor in Training (LSIT) after attending Saint Cloud State. Rich first joined SAF in 1986. Rich’s personal desire is to be a positive and active member of his community and supporting the change we desire to see in our society. Rich is a lay pastor at Aitkin Community Church, a part owner in Block North Brew Pub Restaurant where his beers are on tap, and plays upright bass in a folk-rock band called ‘JPACK.’ If he has any sliver of spare time, he enjoys camping, fly fishing, and southern cooking.