Arizona State Parks Board
Bob Broscheid holds a bachelor's degree in Wildlife Management from Arizona State University and is a graduate of the National Conservation Leadership Institute. Prior to becoming director of Arizona State Parks & Trails, Broscheid was a biologist, Habitat Branch Chief and Deputy Director of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and Executive Director of Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
He enjoys hunting, fishing, backpacking, mountain biking and golf. Most weekends, Bob and his wife Dana are having fun discovering all of Arizona's outdoor opportunities. Bob was appointed director of Arizona State Parks and Trails in February 2019.
As an Arizona resident since 1984, Dale Larsen is a devoted practitioner, teacher, participant, researcher and supporter of our fabulous Arizona parks and trails. He spent 27 years as the Assistant Director and Director for the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department. Retiring in 2010, he became a full-time faculty member and administrative Director of Community Relations for the Arizona State University College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
Dale currently serves as the President of the Camp Colley Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money to send disadvantaged children to an outdoor adventure camp in Blue Ridge, Arizona. He is also a member of the City Parks Alliance, the National Park and Recreation Association, the Academy for Parks and Recreation Administration, and the Trust for Public Lands.
Most important to him, he and his wife raised three children, and now have nine grandchildren, and emphasize the unlimited recreational and educational values of our Arizona parks and trails.
Term Expires 01/18/2025
John R. Sefton, Jr., CPRP currently serves as the director of the Community Services Department for the city of Chandler. Previously, he worked at the city of Peoria in as the Community Services Director. He is responsible for leading the team’s functional divisions of Parks, Recreation, Libraries, Public Arts and the Peoria Sports Complex.
John diligently strives to deliver the quality of life for Peoria that the citizens and City Council aspire for. Prior to joining Peoria, John served the cities of Tucson, Prescott Valley, Chandler, Casa Grande and Henderson, Nevada in various parks and recreation positions from lifeguard to director. Wedging in seven years of the ‘housing boom’ with developer Pulte Homes and the Communities of Del Webb, John helped build the lifestyle communities of Anthem, AZ and Anthem at Merrill Ranch in Florence, AZ.
John received his Bachelor’s in Business Management from ASU, a certificate in Public Policy from the U of A, and in 2013 completed his Master’s Degree in Community and Land Use Planning at NAU. Notable career accomplishments include supporting and leading Tucson and Peoria departments through their inaugural CAPRA Accreditation processes, Parks and Recreation Master Planning, recreation amenity design and construction leadership and organizational development initiatives.
Board Member - Statutory Member
Robyn Sahid is an experienced economic developer with nearly 20 years of service in the public sector, a majority spent with the City of Phoenix Aviation and Economic Development Departments. Most recently Robyn served as the Chief Economic Development & Land Use Officer for Mayor Sam Liccardo in San Jose, CA. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCLA and a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of San Diego. She now serves as the Arizona State Land Commissioner.
As a retired parks and recreation professional, Terri Palmberg brings experience and skills as a team player. She has a Master’s Degree from Arizona State University in Parks and Recreation Administration. She retired Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation with the City of Mesa after serving in various capacities for over 30 years. She served as a member of the Arizona Parks and Recreation Foundation, and as an active participant in the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association with various leadership positions held, including president. She served multiple terms as Roosevelt Action Association neighborhood president and National Parks and Recreation Association Young Professional Southwest Region. She was selected by peers and honored as a Legend in Arizona Parks and Recreation. She was an adjunct Professor for Arizona State University teaching various classes for over 15 years both at Tempe and Downtown Campus.
Her primary home is in downtown Phoenix, and her second home was tragically lost in the Yarnell Hill fire. She worked hard to rebuild her rock home, and during this time, she watched the development of the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Trail. She is active in the Yarnell community and had the pleasure of attending the dedication of the memorial park. Witnessing the memorial's development and the positive effect it had on the community rekindled her interest in being involved, and she hopes to add value to the system by serving at the state level.
LTG Jeff Buchanan commanded US Army North (Fifth Army), and after a 37 year Army career, he retired from active duty on 1 September 2019. LTG Buchanan was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry under the ROTC program after graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology in 1982. He earned a Master of Arts in Leadership Development from the US Military Academy in 1992 and was the Distinguished Graduate of a year-long international security fellowship at the Geneva Center for Security Policy in 2002.
He commanded at every level from Platoon to Theater Army, and his assignments include tours in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, 25th Infantry Division, 101st Airborne Division, the 10th Mountain Division, and I Corps. He served four combat tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. From 2016-2019, he served as USNORTHCOM’s Joint Forces Land Component Commander and led the operational-level military response in support of FEMA for five major hurricanes (Matthew, Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Florence) and in support of the US Customs and Border Protection Agency for SW border security.
Upon retirement, he and his wife moved home to Parks, Arizona, where he consults from his home office. In addition to serving as a Senior Fellow for National Defense University, LTG Buchanan serves as a Senior Mentor for the Department of the Army. He currently serves on three not-for-profit boards: The Uniformed Services Benefit Association, Worldmaker International/The National Resiliency Institute, and 360 VA. He and his wife Laura (who also has a BS in Wildlife Ecology) are passionate about the conservation of natural resources and are members of various conservation organizations ranging from the Arizona Elk Society to the National Wildlife Federation. Jeff and Laura have three adult children (all married) and six grandchildren.
Sarah H. King
Sarah King is a rancher and the Executive Director of the Altar Valley Conservation Alliance. Sarah and her husband, Joe, work on their family's cattle ranch in southern Arizona. They have two kids who are the 5th generation to live on the Anvil Ranch, which was founded in 1895. Sarah joined the Altar Valley Conservation Alliance staff team in 2011 as the Community Outreach & Education Coordinator, and became the Executive Director in January 2020. The Alliance is a collaborative conservation organization founded in 1995 by ranchers in the Altar Valley to conserve the 600,000 acre watershed for future generations.
Sarah serves on a variety of boards and committees throughout the state and the West. She is on the boards of the Arizona Farm Bureau, Pima & Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau, and the Friends of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. Sarah is also part of the Western Landowners’ Alliance On Land Editorial Board. In January 2021, she was recognized by the Society for Range Management, Arizona Section for Outstanding Service.
Sarah received her degree in history from Davidson College in 2008. Prior to working on the Anvil and with the Alliance, she was a backcountry horseback guide on guest ranches in Montana and Arizona.