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Interim Executive Director / Conservation Director
Agriculture and conservation, specifically rangeland management, has played a large role in Eric’s upbringing, education, and professional career. His father is professor of rangeland ecology and management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL).
Eric received his B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from UNL and recently received his Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Prior to joining the Land Trust, he worked as a graduate research assistant for both the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the University of Alaska Fairbanks. In addition, Eric’s GIS skills, his former position as a Range Technical Service Provider with the NRCS, and his ranch management experience on a large ranching operation in the heart of the Nebraska Sandhills, will help the Land Trust continue to be a leader in Wyoming Ag conservation, grow new programs and navigate the future conservation landscape.
Travis grew up working on the family farm in Sterling, Colorado where he concurrently attended Northeastern Junior College while in high school. His father, a University of Wyoming alum, owns a law firm and also sits as municipal court judge.
Travis’ mother, from Newcastle, and also a UW alum, is the Logan County Judge. He graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance, and Environment and Natural Resources, with minors focused on Banking and Sustainability.
Travis has always had strong ties to agriculture and is excited to help grow the land trust and keep Wyoming’s open spaces working.
Kaylee was born and raised in Wyoming and has always been passionate about the Cowboy State. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a minor in History.
Kaylee previously worked as an Interpretive Ranger for the National Park Service at Fort Laramie National Historic Site and is excited to use her cultural preservation experience to help grow the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust and promote the continuation of the ranching lifestyle.