Dear friends,

It has been an honor and privilege to get to know you over the past eight years.  Your enthusiasm, support and passion for our mission is the defining reason SCLT has forged a legacy of benefit to our community.  I have been proud to work with all of you on projects that protect some of our most beautiful places, enhance public access and share our history. And, I have been fortunate to do this with a dedicated and visionary Board of Directors and wonderfully talented group of coworkers – all deeply committed to this community.
My time with SCLT will forever be one of the most significant experiences of my life. After more than a year of thought, research, number crunching and soul-searching, our family has decided that it’s time for me to pursue other dreams and professional challenges.  My wife Emily and I aren’t getting any younger and there is a long list of life experiences we’d love to share with our kids.  That said, we will continue to call Sheridan home and look forward to remaining engaged with the place that has given us so much.
Thank you for your trust, confidence and investment of time, talent and finances in SCLT.  Because of you, my time here has been enriching, satisfying and incredibly worthwhile.  While I’m stepping away from a formal staff role, I plan to remain involved like many of you are: as an advocate, volunteer and engaged supporter.
Most importantly, don’t be a stranger – the relationships we have built through the years hold lasting value to me, and I look forward to seeing you out and about in the community; hiking the trails, floating the rivers, and finding the good that each day brings.

Colin Betzler, Executive Director

Please note: SCLT is entering a formal search process to transition executive leadership of the organization. Executive Director (ED)Colin Betzler plans to step away from fulltime duties this summer while working with the SCLT Board and incoming ED for a seamless transition. Mark Kinner, Emeritus Board Member and former Board Chair who hired Betzler stated, “SCLT has developed an incredible team during its first decade. While we will miss Colin’s leadership and vision, we are well-positioned and energized to continue work to benefit the community.” In June, Betzler will have served as SCLT’s ED for eight years. We’d love your help spreading the word about this opportunity. Detailed information about the position and hiring timeline is available under About Us ->Employment on this website. For questions, call our Board Chair, Mike Evers at 307-763-0746.