President: Windy Kelley
President-Elect: Jessica Crowder
Past President: Brian Mealor
Secretary/Treasurer: Marji Patz
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Newsletter Editor: Brian Sebade
NE Council Rep: Kassie Bales
NW Council Rep: Katelyn Schade
SE Council Rep: Rachel Mealor
SW Council Rep: Bryan Christensen
Windy Kelley – President
My name is Windy Kelley. As my name suggests, I am a Wyoming native born and raised in Campbell County. I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism with a concentration in Management (2006), & an M.S. in Rangeland Ecosystem Science (2010). I worked for the Larimer County (Colorado) Department of Natural Resources Open Lands Program as an Open Lands Technician between earning my degrees.
Brian A. Mealor – Past-President
In looking back over my relationship with the SRM, I have had the good fortune of being involved at many different levels: student, land manager, producer and academic. Each of these situations comes with its own set of opportunities and challenges, and I found that SRM had something positive to offer at each stage. Because of the benefit I have received from SRM through my career thus far, and because I see the great potential for SRM to continue enhancing and improving skills and opportunities for current and future rangeland professionals, I would be honored to serve as Wyoming Section President.
Marji Patz – Secretary/Treasurer
I am a Wyoming Native, raised on a ranch north of Gillette, Wyoming. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Chadron State College in Rangeland Management with an emphasis in Animal Science and Agronomy. I then went on to graduate with a Masters of Science in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management with an emphasis in water resources and bioremediation.
Brian Sebade – Newsletter Editor
Hi my name is Brian Sebade. I have worked for the University of Wyoming Extension since 2011. My office is located in Sundance, WY where I help cover the five county area of Weston, Crook, Campbell, Sheridan, and Johnson Counties with my Extension Colleagues. My focus for UW Extension is sustainable management of rangeland resources. I also spend a small portion of my job assignment working with 4-H and youth development and horticulture.
Katelyn Schade – NW Council Rep
I grew up on a cattle ranch in New Mexico. After High School I attended the University of Wyoming where I pursued my love for ranching and agriculture in general by double majoring in Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management / Environment and Natural Resources.
Kassie Bales – NE Council Rep
Kassie Bales is currently a Rangeland Management Specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in the Buffalo Field Office. She is a Wyoming native that grew up in the Cody area on her family’s farm and ranch. She did not truly appreciate the upbringing the ranch allowed her until she moved off of the ranch to attend college. Kassie recognizes the values and work ethic her family instilled in her and enjoys every opportunity to return to Cody to help on the purebred operation.
Rachel Mealor – SE Council Rep
I have been working for the University of Wyoming as a Range Extension Specialist for six years. One of the greatest pleasures in my position is the opportunity to work with private landowners and managers, agency representatives and researchers on a wide variety of rangeland management issues.