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shaun simsShaun Sims - President
122 Brook Hollow Drive
Evanston, WY 82930
307-789-4859
simsshaun@yahoo.com

Sims has been a supervisor on the Uinta County Conservation District board of supervisors since being elected in 2001 and is currently the Chairman. He represents the District on the Coalition of Local Governments which is involved in federal land planning processes including the Kemmerer RMP revisions and the Moxa Arch Infill Area Gas Development project. He is also heavily involved in many district activities and supports public education through participation in outdoor workshops and guided tours of his ranching and wind turbine facility. He is a native of Uinta County and is the fifth generation to operate the family sheep and cattle operation. He and his wife, Lacee, live in Evanston.

 

 


Todd HewardTodd Heward - Vice President
449 County Road 97
Shirley Basin, WY 82615
307-356-4612
todd@7eranch.net

Todd is a fifth generation cattle and sheep rancher in Shirley Basin, 40 miles north of Medicine Bow, on the ranch his family homesteaded in 1909.  They raise native grass hay and graze rangelands most of the year.  He has an Associate's degree in Animal Science from Rick's College and a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science/Rangeland Ecology & Watershed Management from the University of Wyoming.  Prior to being elected as a Supervisor on the Medicine Bow CD, Todd worked as the District Manager where he assisted with more than $2.3 million in range improvement projects.

Heward served on the statewide Greater Sage-grouse Inter-Agency Team for USFWS, the Historic Trails RC&D, and on the USFWS CCAA/CCA Development Team for Greater Sage-grouse/ranch management representing Wyoming Conservation Districts.  He is a member of three Wildlife Technical Advisory Committee groups for wind energy development, is a cooperator in the Simpson Ridge Wind Project/Sage-grouse Telemetry Study, Bates Hole/Shirley Basin Sage-grouse Local Working Group and as a member of the Wyoming Livestock Board.  He and his wife Malea, have seven children: Timothy, Logan, Caroline, Sarah, Bethany, Hyrum and Samuel.

 

Travis Hakert - Area I Director
33 Bald Mountain Road
Gillette, WY 82718
307-299-8358
travishakert@gmail.com

Travis Hakert was elected to serve on the Campbell County Conservation District in 2006.  He was first introduced to district through his involvement on Little Powder River watershed effort in 2003.  He served on the steering committee to write a watershed plan to address impairments.  Hakers is a field supervisor for Viking Explosives.  He also ranches, with a commercial how/calf operation, in Johnson County.  Hakert has serve as an alternate director since 2013 and is currently serving as Wyoming's national board representative.  Hakert grew up in Johnson County.
 

 

wayne garminWayne Garman - Area I Director
379 Garman Road
Sundance, WY 82729
307-283-2076
wgarman@rangeweb.net

Wayne is currently the Chairman of the Crook County Natural Resource District. He was elected to the District in 2000 and has served as an Area I Director since April 2008. Wayne, and brother Ross, are partners in a commercial cow/calf operation near Sundance. In addition to the family ranching operations, Wayne manages a neighboring ranch for an absentee landowner. Wayne likes to hunt and fish, has announced for local rodeos, is a 4-H leader and on the county 4-H horse advisory committee. He has also been a licensed hunting guide and works as a ringman for a local auction company. He and wife, Dixie, have an 11 year old daughter, Peggy Sue.

 

curtis grandstaffCurtis Grandstaff - Area II Director
PO Box 155
LaGrange, WY 82221
(307) 834-2459
granny@prairieweb.net

Curtis is the Chairman of the South Goshen Conservation District. He was elected in December, 2003, to the WACD Board of Directors and serves on the Education Committee. Curtis and his wife Cheryl own Grandstaff Angus and Trailer Sales in Lagrange, raising registered Black Angus on scenic Bear Creek. Curtis is a member of the Wyoming Angus Association. Along with his mother and brother, Curtis owns and manages LaGrange Grain Company. He served for 25 years as Mayor of LaGrange and 31 years in the Army National Guard, retiring at the rank of Colonel. Over the years, he was a high school teacher and coach, piloted his own single-engine plane, retired from the local fire department, and is a member of his church and the American Legion. Curtis especially enjoys tending his cattle, socializing with friends, and being outdoors in the unspoiled beauty of Wyoming. He and his wife have two married daughters and two grandchildren.
 

 


Stan Mitchem - Area II Director
Mitchem Ranch

PO Box 1115

Glenrock, WY 82637

307-262-5070 (C)   307-436-2504 (F)
Stan@StanMitchem.com

Stan Mitchem was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Converse County Conservation District in April, 2009, and is currently serving as the Chairman. He was elected as an alternate director in 2014. Stan is a licensed geologist and worked for the Natural Resources Conservation Service for 35 years before retiring in 2008. Stan and his wife Karen raise registered Angus cattle on their ranch south of Glenrock. They have two married daughters and one grandson. Stan also serves on the board of the Glenrock Economic Development Corporation and his church board. Stan has been a volunteer firefighter for 30 years and is a member of one of the Rocky Mountain Area all-hazard incident management teams, an interagency team that comes together to manage emergency incidents.



Dan Rice
Dan Rice - Area III Director
2946C Highway 16
Tensleep, WY 82442
307-366-2571
d
rice1199@gmail.com

Dan Rice is currently a supervisor of the Washakie County Conservation District.  He is the fourth generation to live on the family ranch near Ten Sleep and is a graduate of the University of Wyoming.  Rice also serves on an Advisory Board for Security State Bank in Worland and the FSA Committee for Washakie/Hot Springs Counties.  He enjoys the outdoors, working on the ranch, representing agriculture and the citizens of Washakie County.  He and wife Dani are raising two boys.

 

Russ Boardman - Area III Director
Box 121
Frannie, WY 82423
307-664-2755
russjboardman@gmail.com

Russ has served on the Shoshone Conservation District for the past 14 years, serving as president for 6 years.  One of the highlights of those years of service has been testifying before Congress in Washington, DC concerning water issues in the west.   He taught  for 20 years, being an agriculture instructor and livestock judging coach at Northwest College in Powell for 18 years.  Russ, along with his wife Lesley, own and operate a ranch north of Frannie, WY where they raise cattle, premium horse hay, and corn.  They have 4 grown sons with three of them still involved in agriculture.  Russ has served on many local, state, and national boards.  He is currently chairman of the Deaver Irrigation District and his local church board. 


Jeri Trebelcock - Area IV Director

280 Wyoming Street

Lander, WY  82520

307-349-9284

jeri.trebelcock@gmail.com

Jeri is not new to conservation districts.  She served as the Executive Director for the Popo Agie Conservation District for 20 years prior to her retirement in September 2015.  After her retirement she was appointed to serve on the Board of Supervisors and has been very active in providing leadership for her local district and conservation projects.   Jeri and her husband Bob have two grown children and two adorable grandchildren.

rogerRoger Coles - Area V Director
PO Box 1005
Afton, WY 83110
307-885-3500
rcoles@silverstar.com

Roger has been a supervisor on the Star Valley Conservation District since 1993. Raised on a cattle ranch in southwest Wyoming and a graduate of U W in Animal Science. He is currently involved with a yearling cattle operation and agricultural banking. He and his wife Diana have 3 grown children all living and working in Wyoming.


 

Coke Landers - Area V Director
222 Ehman Lane
Pinedale, WY 82941
307-367-2435
coke_landers@hotmail.com

Coke is a fifth generation rancher from southeast Wyoming.  After high school graduation he attended UW where he studied Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management.  While attending UW, he was involved in the Rugby Club, Range Club, Ag Student Council, Central Student Fees Committee and the Sigma Chi Fraternity.  After graduation, he held various ranch jobs in MT and WY.  He served two years on the Medicine Bow CD before moving to Pinedale and he was elected to the Sublette County CD in 2010.  He currently serves as Vice Chairman.  He is also involved in Provider Pals and is the current Vice President of the Green River Valley Cattleman's Association.  He manages Murdock Cattle Co., which is a cow/calf stocker outfit.  He and his wife Molly have three daughters, Matazi, Mesa and Maddi.

 

Staff


bobbie frankBobbie K. Frank - Executive Director
bobbie.frank@conservewy.com

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy Rosenthal, Watershed Coordinator
cathy.rosenthal@conservewy.com

 


kelly brownKelly Brown - Program Specialist
kelly.brown@conservewy.com

 

 

 

 

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