Land Manager, Simplot Land and Livestock
City and state of residence: Grand View, Idaho
Where she grew up: Family cattle ranch based in Mayfield, Idaho
Education: AS Business Management/Entrepreneurship, College of Southern Idaho; BS Range Livestock Management, University of Idaho; Masters of Public Administration w/emphasis on Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, Boise State University
Work History: Worked seasonally for Bureau of Land Management in Boise for 7 years as wildland fire fighter, the fuels program and operations. Worked as a range specialist for the Idaho Department of Lands for 1.5 years, and then moved to the private sector as a rangeland monitoring specialist for Simplot for 4 years before moving into the Land Manager position here in April, 2014.
Current occupation: As the land manager for Simplot Land and Livestock it is my responsibility to manage all public land activities for Simplot entities. I work with ranch managers and public land management agencies to manage grazing on public lands. I review, participate and comment on land planning documents impacting Simplot Livestock Company. I attend meetings and collaborate with agencies to protect and enhance wildlife and special status species habitat while maintaining viable ranching operations on public lands. I am involved in 5 different Rangeland Fire Protection Associations, am the public lands chair for the Idaho Cattle Association, Idaho Director for the Public Lands Council and a graduate of Leadership Idaho Agriculture.