Board & Staff

Board & Staff2022-10-27T12:33:51-06:00
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

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.

Will Dutcher
Will DutcherTrail Program Manager

Will brings a passion for conservation and recreation to his work. As a veteran of the Wyoming Conservation Corps, he’s helped build and maintain trails across our state and beyond. When he’s not on the trail, you can find him mountain biking, hunting, fishing, and rock climbing.

Carrie Edinger
Carrie EdingerHistorical Program Manager and Events Coordinator

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. She is currently serving on the Sheridan County Historic Preservation Commission. Carrie is also a working artist and enjoys doing some day hiking in the Bighorn Mountains and SCLT trails.

Rocio Gosende-Washburn
Rocio Gosende-WashburnOperations Manager

Rocio (pronounced ro-SEE-oh) comes to SCLT from a diverse background in more ways than one. Originally from Queens, N.Y., with a history of music performance, studying at the ‘Frank Sinatra School of the Arts’ in high school. She holds a master’s degree in Recreation, which led her out West with the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, WY. She has led wilderness excursions around Lake Superior and oversees in Peru with other organizations and has experience as a higher education professional. As the operations manager, Rocio strives to be a resource for the community and is passionate about accessibility to wild areas and education about matters of conservation and local history. You can find Rocio performing as a jazz vocalist in the local area or hiking/climbing some of her favorite spots (Piney Creek, Tongue River Canyon) with her husband Taylor and their dog Clif.

Meghan Kent
Meghan KentConservation Program Manager

Meghan is SCLT’s first-ever conservation manager. She works with local families to conserve their land and partners with other groups to make our lands and waters more resilient. She grew up in Laramie, where she attended UW and organized conservation opportunities through a local volunteer group. Meghan loves being outdoors, especially on a mountain bike or skis. She is enjoying exploring our beautiful Bighorns backyard.

Chris Vrba
Chris VrbaDirector of Marketing and Development

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.

Lila Walker
Lila WalkerBig Sky Watershed Corps Member, Watershed Health

Lila Walker joins SCLT as a Big Sky Watershed Corps member. She’ll split time working with the public to help develop a countywide drought mitigation plan for SCLT and conducting water quality monitoring for Sheridan County Conservation District.
Hailing from Richmond, Va., Lila earned a geology degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wa., home of more than 120 vineyards and the city’s namesake sweet onions.
While Lila promises the city won’t make you cry, her newfound hobby just might: climbing. Lila is looking forward to exploring all the Bighorns have to offer, preferably from great heights. She’s especially interested in getting to climb the Tensleep Canyon.
When not looking for the next line to climb, Lila enjoys hiking and a little skiing.
Importantly, Lila looks forward to working with community members to learn more about how water plays a role in people’s lives. Lila says, “Water is so important and essential to life. We can’t exist in any capacity without it. I want to learn how it impacts people in Sheridan County and how people in our community adapt their lives to it.”

Glenn FairbankTrail Technician
Glenn keeps our trails clean and tidy. Glenn leads the charge on mowing to building fences. Glenn is the happy face on the trail. Make sure you stop to tell him “hello”.

Board of Directors

Interested in being a board member for Sheridan Community Land Trust? Fill out the linked application and send it our way!

Sarah Heuck Sinclair, President
Dean, Sheridan College

Caryn Moxey, Vice President
Owner, PURENERGY Fitness

Craig Achord, Treasurer
Vice President, Sheridan College

Jim Sorenson, Secretary
Montana – Dakota Utilities

Orrin Connell

Don Crecelius
Retired, DEQ Land Quality Division

Edith Harper

Chris Hayden
Service Manager, Hammer Chevrolet

Susan Holmes
Retired, HKM Civil Engineering

Steve Maier
Retired County Commissioner, College President

Scott Newbold
Professor of Life Sciences at Sheridan College

Sarah Wallick
Doctor of Family Medicine

Kristin Wilkerson
VP, Wealth Advisor First Interstate Bank

Mike Evers Emeritus
Retired Principal, WWC Engineering

Julie Greer Emeritus
Center for Vital Community

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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