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Bo Alley
Acting Director
(307) 772-8751

Bo is a Wyoming native whose family has deep roots in Wyoming ranching and agriculture.  His great-grandfather Jim Grieve (mother’s side) began ranching in Natrona County in 1893 on the historic UC Ranch.  Later the Grieves purchased and operated the Diamond Ring and the Dumbbell Ranch Company.  On his father’s side, his grandfather Ralph Alley managed the John Hay sheep company and was very active in the Wyoming sheep industry.  Bo spent his infant years on a family ranch in the Sybille Canyon between Wheatland and Laramie.  He has a deep appreciation for Wyoming’s culture and values and looks forward to working with Wyoming farmers and ranchers to help preserve and perpetuate the Wyoming way of life.  Bo holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Colorado State University.  Prior to joining the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust he worked in energy development and the commercial construction industry.  Bo recently moved back home to Wheatland with his 2 sons, Ayden and Liam.

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Kate Debow
Development Director
(307) 772-8751

Kate grew up on the south side of Chicago, knowing from an early age the desire to go west.  Moving to Arizona for college, and living there many years after, exposed her to not only the western countryside, but also the western way of doing business.  After graduating from college, she spent the summer in Jackson, guiding visitors through the Tetons on horseback.  That was when she discovered Wyoming.  On subsequent trips, Kate climbed in the Tetons, the Winds, Vedevoo, and other wonderful areas throughout Wyoming.  Finally, in 2008, she was able to move to the area and has not looked back. Kate joins the Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust after having worked at growing a professional network throughout the state, since she moved here in 2008.  She brings with her the desire to succeed and the passion for the conservation of Wyoming’s ranchland and open spaces. Kate has a small piece of land between Laramie and Cheyenne.  Currently she is raising chickens for eggs, turkeys for meat and a family of barn cats….and the newest addition…. Bees!

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Eric Schacht
Stewardship Coordinator
(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
(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
(307) 772-8751

Chris was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming; a third 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 and is a part of the Laramie County Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T) and Laramie County Digital Information Response Team (D.I.R.T.)  Chris & her husband, Carrol, along with their daughter Brynna live east of Cheyenne with their 2 rescue dogs, Tuffy and Riley, 3 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.