Board of Directors

Heath HunterHeath Hunter

Hometown: Wheatland, WY
Occupation: CFO, Warbonnet Construction, Inc.
Leadership Roles: Member of the University of Wyoming College of Business Advisory Board, Chairman of the Career Services Committee.

Janet Marschner

Hometown: Cheyenne, WY
Occupation: CPA, CFO, General Contractor and Owner J M Construction, Owner Urban Outbound.
Leadership Roles:  Past Trustee Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Board Member and Past President Cheyenne Animal Shelter, Board Member Wyoming Wildlife Federation,  Past Board Member Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union, Past Board Member Cheyenne LEADS; Volunteer Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Founder Shoot and Cast, Inc, Founder Yola and Boogy Fund and Paw n’ Around Ranch.

Budd Betts

Hometown: Dubois, WY
Occupation: Managing Partner, Absaroka Ranch LLC
Leadership Roles: Past-member Wyoming House of Representatives- Majority Whip, past-Chairman of the Wyoming Community Foundation, current Board Member Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association, current Board Member Dubois/ Crowheart Community Foundation

Jim Magagna

 (member ex-officio)
Hometown: Cheyenne, WY and Rock Springs, WY
Occupation: Rancher, Sweetwater/Sublette Counties and Executive Vice President of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association
Leadership Roles: Past President of the American Sheep Industry Association, former President of the National Public Lands Council, former Director of the Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments, former Board member of Wyoming Community Foundation, Past President Board of Wyoming 211, Board member of the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming.

Jack Berger

Hometown: Saratoga, WY
Occupation: Rancher; District supervisor for the Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District
Leadership Roles: Currently serving 3rd term on Saratoga-Encampment-Rawlins Conservation District board of supervisors, member of South Central Sage Grouse local Workgroup, Vice President of Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts (2010-2014), Region IV Vice President of Wyoming Stock Growers Association (2011-2013); Past Carbon County Stockgrowers president, past chair of the Wyoming Stock Growers Marketing Committee.

Ryan Ford

Hometown: Cheyenne, WY
Occupation: Civil Litigation & Transactional Attorney, Casper
Leadership Roles: Board of Directors for United Way of Natrona County; Member of the Casper Rotary Club; 4-H & FFA Volunteer; Former Vice President of the Wyoming Young Lawyers Section.

Rob Hendry

Hometown: Lysite, WY
Occupation: Rancher – Clear Creek Cattle Co., Natrona County and founder of Clear Creek Construction, LLC.
Leadership Roles: Natrona County Commissioner, Casper First Interstate Bank Board of Directors, the Governor’s Brucellosis Task Force, past President of the Wyoming Stock Growers Assn., former Vice Chairman of the policy division of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Assn., and past director of the Natrona County Fire Protection District.     

Kelly Lockhart

Hometown: Jackson, WY
Occupation: Partner in Lockhart Cattle Company, past Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo Advisors
Leadership Roles: current Board Member Wyoming Business Council, current Member of the Teton County Natural Resource Stakeholder Group, current Member Housing Supply Board, current Member JH Working, past Board Member Jackson Hole Land Trust, past Member Board of Agriculture, past Member Teton County Planning Commission, past Volunteer Teton County 4-H, past Member Teton County Fair Board.

Mantha Phillips

Hometown: Casper, WY
Occupation: Principal in Merris Group, LLC Real Estate Investments
Leadership Roles: Chairman Ranchland Succession Program-Stock Growers Land Trust, Commissioner on WY Pari-Mutuel Commission, WY Stock Growers Board of Directors Natrona County, past Chairman of WY Stock Growers Wildlife Committee, past President of WY Ag in the Classroom, past State Director for Congresswoman Barbara Cubin.

Scott Sims

Hometown: McFadden, WY
Occupation: Rancher
Leadership Roles: Region II Vice President, Wyoming Stock Growers Association (2013-2016), University of Wyoming Beef Unit Advisory Team, Rock Creek Weed CRM- Chairman, Rock Creek Water Users Association- Treasurer, Past Chair of Livestock Health & Production Committee for Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Past President and Treasurer of the Albany County Stock Growers Association, Served nine years of the Farm Service Agency County Committee.

Nels Smith

Hometown: Sundance, WY
Occupation: Retired rancher and owner of Sundance Realty
Leadership Roles: Currently serves as Chairman of the Crook County Land Use Planning Commission and is a member of the Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board. Past president of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Former Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives, past chairman of the Wyoming Legislative Management Council and past president of the Wyoming Section of the Realtors Land Institute.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

Hometown: Cheyenne, WY
Occupation: Communications consultant; co-owner of Strawberry Creek Farm
Leadership Roles: Member of Trinity Lutheran Church; member of the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority Economic Development committee; Graduate of Haverford College and Columbia Journalism School.