Conservation Federation Adds Key Staff

Michelle Gabelsberger – Membership Development Coordinator unnamed-33

Michelle Gabelsberger has joined the CFM staff as the Membership Development Coordinator. Michelle is responsible for the development of membership and managing affiliate partnerships.

Michelle is a volunteer at heart. She is actively involved with the Boy Scouts of America, serves as Vice President on the Home and School Committee at her son’s school, and co-chairs local events within her community to make it a better place to live, work and play.

“I am thrilled to join the Conservation Federation of Missouri team. I have spent many years promoting and protecting conservation in our great state as a volunteer and now look forward to serving the members of CFM who strive to do the same,” Michelle said.

Michelle is a Jefferson City native. She and her husband Richard have been married 17 years. They have one son, Emmit and live in Taos, MO. They love to kayak, hike, camp, and relax with friends. They enjoy hunting for everything from mushrooms to deer. The whole family supports Emmit’s passion for beekeeping.

Contact: 573-634-2322 ext. 104,

Joan VanderFeltz – Administrative Assistant 

Joan VanderFeltz is CFM’s new Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for maintaining the membership database, processing renewal notices, managing and processing all financial contributions, while performing various additional administrative duties as needed.

She comes to us from Helias High School where she worked in the finance department for almost 10 years, maintaining student records and lunch accounts.

“I am very appreciative of the opportunity to work for the Conservation Federation of Missouri. The staff and members have been very welcoming,” Joan said.

Joan and her husband, Dan, have been married for 28 years. They are both Jefferson City natives and graduates of Helias High School. They have a daughter, Laura, who is a freshman at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

Joan is involved in her church and enjoys any type of sporting event, especially college football and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Contact:573-634-2322 ext. 107,