Board & Staff2021-07-07T11:31:53-06:00
Sheridan Community Land Trust Board and Staff

Our Staff & Board of Directors

Since its inception in 2005, SCLT has grown from an all volunteer organization to a (501)c(3) nonprofit with a variety of staff, a dedicated Board of Directors, and many volunteers. We are thrilled to be tasked with the conservation of Sheridan County’s iconic working ranches, healthy rivers and streams, open spaces, and historic sites, as well as create new recreation opportunities to connect current and future generations with the natural environment.

Our Staff

Brad Bauer
Brad BauerExecutive Director
director@sheridanclt.org
307-673-4702

As the Executive Director for the Sheridan Community Land Trust, Brad is lucky to work with a great staff and Board of Directors. Sheridan Community Land Trust’s focus on access, conservation, and history all resonate with Brad. Originally from eastern Iowa, his entire professional career has been in conservation and natural resources in the West. Prior to joining Sheridan Community Land Trust, Brad worked for Montana State University Extension and with The Nature Conservancy in Montana. Brad enjoys being outside and can often be found on a bicycle, spending the weekend hunting, or locating new places to camp.

Chris Vrba
Chris VrbaDirector of Marketing and Development
chris@sheridanclt.org
307-673-4702

Chris comes to SCLT with a background in fisheries science and nearly a decade of experience in community journalism. When looking for a new adventure, he found the land trust’s core missions of conservation, trails and recreation, and historic preservation lined up well with his passion for the outdoors – especially anything fishing. From that first drive up Red Grade to each trip into Tongue Canyon, Chris knew Sheridan was the kind of community to which he wanted to belong.

Tami Sorenson
Tami SorensonTrails Manager
trails@sheridanclt.org
307-673-4702

Tami designs trails, wrangles volunteers, and brings a polished shine to new trail construction. Originally from MN, Tami headed west for adventure and can’t remember a time when being active outdoors was not a driving force in her life. Tami and her husband Jim landed in Sheridan 22 years ago. In that time they’ve gotten to know and love Sheridan’s outdoor spaces well. Gravitating towards SCLT came naturally and Tami is thrilled to help enhance outdoor recreation opportunities for her community.

Susan Gray
Susan GrayOperations Assistant
office@sheridanclt.org
307-673-4702

Susan is a Buffalo, WY native and grew up backpacking and cross-country skiing. Her career focus has been on business operations and project management.

Carrie Edinger
Carrie EdingerHistorical Program Manager and Events Coordinator
history@sheridanclt.org
307-673-4702

Carrie brings a background with community engagement projects, new media, and event coordination. Carrie began her time with SCLT as an AmeriCorps VISTA in historical education. She will continue to work on projects to tell our local history through the lens of our natural resources, landscapes, and diverse cultures. Carrie is also a working artist and enjoys doing some day hiking in the Bighorn Mountains and SCLT trails.

Ronnie Wagner
Ronnie WagnerTrail Builder / Construction Supervisor
ronnie@sheridanclt.org
307-673-4702

Originally from Michigan, Ronnie brings years of trail building experience to the SCLT team. Ronnie works for both Sheridan Community Land Trust and Antelope Butte Recreation Area.

Alexis Petrie
Alexis PetrieHistory & Community Education AmeriCorps VISTA
scltintern307@sheridanclt.org
307-673-4702

During her year with SCLT, Petrie will work with Historical Educator Carrie Edinger to create new ways to preserve and tell the stories of the people and cultures who have lived in Sheridan County over time, recruit and organize volunteers, build upon the success of the inaugural run of Discovery Sessions and help SCLT reach an even wider audience on social media and in the community. Prior to joining SCLT, Petrie earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Bowling Green State University, spent a year abroad in Scotland, and served as a substitute teacher in her hometown.

Maggie DeFosse
Maggie DeFosseWatershed Health AmeriCorps
scltwaterintern@sheridanclt.org
307-673-4702

Maggie, as part of a new partnership between SCLT and Sheridan County Conservation District (SCCD), will aid watershed health throughout the area as a Watershed Health AmeriCorps through the Big Sky Watershed Corps, part of the Montana Conservation Corps.

Maggie will help SCLT develop a watershed health program that will work with local landowners on ways to help sustain local water for all of the people, ranches, plants and animals whose lives it nourishes. At SCCD, she will assist with water quality sampling, data management, and mapping related to water quality improvement projects.

Board of Directors

Susan Holmes, President
Retired, HKM Civil Engineering

Sarah Heuck Sinclair, Vice President
English Professor, Sheridan College

Craig Achord, Treasurer
Accountant, Whitney Benefits

Scott Newbold, Secretary
Professor of Life Sciences at Sheridan College

Cole Arney
Frontier Asset Management

Don Crecelius
Retired, DEQ Land Quality Division

Mike Evers
Retired Principal, WWC Engineering

Edith Harper
Rancher

Chris Hayden
Service Manager, Hammer Cherrolet

Steve Maier
Retired County Commissioner, College President

Caryn Moxey
Owner, PURENERGY Fitness

Jim Sorenson
Montana – Dakota Utilities

Sarah Wallick
Doctor of Family Medicine

Julie Greer Emeritus
Learn Outdoors Coordinator, Northern Wyoming Community College District

Matt Johnston Emeritus
Broker Associate, Ranch Marketing Associates

Rep. Mark Kinner Emeritus
Retired President, First Interstate Bank

Susanna Meyer Emeritus
Retired, Sheridan County School District #2

Sally Morton Emeritus
Retired, The Nature Conservancy

Julie Stine Emeritus
Owner, Sheridan Custom Stone

Margie Taylor Emeritus
Retired non-profit ED, Turner Enterprises, BNSF

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