Board of Trustees

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Budd Betts
President

Owner and Manager of Absaroka Ranch, LLC and Absaroka Land and Livestock Co. of Dubois, Wyoming. Former Majority Whip Wyoming House of Representatives and former Chairman of Wyoming Community Foundation.

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Jackson resident, former development professional at Rice University in Houston and the University of Virginia. Grew up on family’s cattle farm near Lexington in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Has worked with and served on land trust boards in Virginia and Wyoming.

Barbara Dilts

Retired Rancher, former Field Representative for U.S. Senator John Barrasso, former Field Representative for U.S. Congressman Cynthia Lummis

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Sara Flitner

Occupation:    Owner and operator of a strategic communications firm, Flitner Strategies, in Jackson, WY.

Leadership Roles:  For more than 15 years, Flitner has worked with businesses, individuals and non-profits on planning, business development and messaging.  Her clients vary: State and County entities, conservation organizations, investment banks, renewable and traditional energy companies, healthcare organizations, venture capital funds, juvenile justice leaders.  Her approach includes authentic assessments, problem-solving, message development, relationship building and results.  Sara’s public service includes stints on the Environmental Quality Council, The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, First Interstate Bank Advisory Board and the Susan G. Komen Foundation.  She is currently on the board of CLIMB Wyoming.  Sara is married to Bill Wotkyns and mother to Pete and Silas Wotkyns.


Steve Laird

Managing shareholder of Laird Development Group, LLC of Buffalo, Wyoming, and represents Alpha Coal West, Inc. with the Thunder Basin National Grasslands Prairie Ecosystem Association and the the Wyoming Coal Information Council. Past member of the Governor’s Council on Workforce Development, the Johnson Co. Recreation Board and the Society of Mining Engineers.

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David Leuschen

Partner in Goldman Sachs-Global Manager Energy Sector, managing partner of Riverstone Holdings, Rancher

Ron Rhyne