About Fur Trade Days, Inc.

For nearly 45 years, community members, local history buffs, rendezvousers, and promoters of Northwest Nebraska’s rich heritage, have gathered annually to create a celebration unlike any other.

Fur Trade Days, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Membership Corporation whose purpose is to produce a regional event celebrating the history of the fur trade in Northwest Nebraska. It is governed by a seven member volunteer Board, which donates their time, ideas, and vision to ensure the success of the organization.

Board of Directors

Executive Board

  • Dave Hockenbary, President

  • Shane Shepherd, Vice President

  • Kevin Oleksy, Secretary

  • Emily Rischling, Treasurer

  • Jim Hawk, Entertainment Committee Chair

  • Carly Schnell, Family Events Committee Chair

  • Tori Wild, Marketing Committee Chair

Board Members

Miles Bannan, Dave Fedderson, Colette Fernandez, Travis Lambert, Kristina Reeves, Kerri Rempp, Jessy Roberts, and Ben Rust

Committee Volunteers

Nikki Masek, Amber Parks, and Jennifer Tomka