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Bo Alley
Executive Director
bo@wsgalt.org
(307) 772-8751

Bo is the Executive Director of the Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust (WSGALT). He is a Wyoming native with deep roots in Wyoming ranching and agriculture. His great-grandfather Jim Grieve began ranching in Natrona County in 1893 on the historic UC Ranch. His grandfather Ralph Alley managed the John Hay sheep company and was very active in the Wyoming sheep industry.

As Executive Director Bo oversees WSGALT operations and works closely with the Board of Directors to create and implement organizational strategies and objectives.

Bo is an experienced project manager and business developer, and has worked closely with local, state, and federal agencies, private landowners, and permitting authorities, to successfully complete numerous complex transactions in the energy, construction, and conservation industries. Immediately prior to joining WSGALT, Bo developed a large portfolio of renewable and natural gas-fired power generation projects across the Western United States for one of the nation’s largest Independent Power Producers.

Bo holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University, and is a LEED® Accredited Professional.

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Eric Schacht
Conservation Director
eric@wsgalt.org
(307) 772-8751

Eric was born in Logan, Utah but was raised in Nebraska after spending his early years in Brazil, southern Africa (Lesotho), and Texas. 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 M.S. in Natural Resources Management from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Prior to joining the Land Trust, he worked for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the University of Alaska Fairbanks as a research assistant and interpretive ranger. 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 near Gordon, NE will help our Land Trust continue to be a leader in Wyoming Ag conservation, grow new programs and navigate the future conservation landscape.

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Margaret Cox
Business Manager
margaret@wsgalt.org
(307) 772-8751

Margaret was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She is a graduate of the University of Wyoming with a Masters degree in Finance and Bachelors of Science degrees in both Economics and Finance. Prior to joining the Stock Growers Land Trust Margaret was the Operations Manager for Youth Alternatives.Margaret is an active volunteer in the Cheyenne community. She is a member of the Cheyenne Kiwanis Club, Women’s Civic League, Wyoming Senior Olympics host committee and a member of the Cheyenne Frontier Days Public Relations Committee. Margaret and her husband Matt live in Cheyenne with their twins, Caroline and Grayson.

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Chris Machan
Administrative Assistant
chris@wsgalt.org
(307) 772-8751

Chris was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming; a sixth generation Wyoming-ite. She graduated from Laramie County Community College in 1993 with an Associate of Science in Agriculture and in 1994 from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Education.  Agriculture has always played a big part in her life, as well as her role in emergency response.  She was a certified EMT for 11 years and worked as such for 3 years in Crook County.  Chris obtained her Homeland Security Degree in May 2014.  Chris & her husband, Carrol, along with their daughter Brynna live east of Cheyenne with their 3 rescue dogs, Tuffy, Riley and JuBee, 2 cats, and a horse named Cheeto! In her spare time when she isn’t keeping up with her busy family and fur-babies, she is rooting for her football faves, Wyoming Cowboys and Dallas Cowboys, and her hockey team, Colorado Eagles.

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Maggie Rux
Communications Intern
maggie@wsgalt.org
(307) 772-8751

Maggie was born in Laramie, but grew up in Gillette where she was active in 4-H, FFA, and SkillsUSA. Her father managed ranches in the Southeastern region of the state for several years before joining Maggie’s mother in the field of education. Maggie has her Associates of Science in Animal Science from Northwestern College in Powell, where she competed on the livestock judging team. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Ag Communication with a minor in Marketing from the University of Wyoming and will be graduating in May. When Maggie is not in school, she enjoys helping out at the Flying T Ranch in Fremont County, and going to the mountains with her two dogs. She has always had a passion for agriculture and is excited for the opportunity to help promote the industry and the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust.