Staff & Board of Directors

Since its inception in 2005, SCLT has grown from an all volunteer organization to a (501)c(3) nonprofit with two full time staff members, a Board of Directors composed of twelve talented and dedicated community members, 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.

Colin Betzler
Executive Director

Alt TextColin is originally from Duluth, Minnesota, a small city on the shores of Lake Superior, but headed west for college to attend Montana State University in Bozeman where he graduated with degrees in Earth Science (Geography) and Spanish. He fell in love with NE Wyoming as a college student on summer break when he took a job as a fishing guide on a local dude ranch and decided he would move back if ever got a chance. Before coming to SCLT, he was the Environmental Planning Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management’s Montana State Office in Billings and then worked for the City of Buffalo for over two years as Assistant Planner and then City Planner before taking the lead at SCLT.


Kary Matthews
Development Director

eNews-Feb-29-Kary-PhotoKary moved to Big Horn three years ago. She has been visiting Wyoming since she was a child and has brought her family to HF Bar Ranch for twenty-six consecutive summers. She says, “It was the Bighorn mountains, swift creeks, open meadows laid out under blue skies and bubbling clouds that brought me here. It is the people who are keeping me here with warm welcomes.” Her twenty-year history in development for two major not-for-profit organizations, including her children’s school in their hometown of St. Louis, has her aptly prepared to join our efforts in preserving our beautiful heritage.


Katie Belton
Creative Director

Katie was born and raised in Sheridan and grew up traveling frequently with her family. She graduated from Colorado College as a pre-med biology student, minoring in art history and studio art, and afterward completed a summer design program at the GSD. She lived for a couple of years on the coasts, first Martha’s Vineyard and then San Francisco, before moving back to the mountains. She has worked at both the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Arizona State Museum in their Art Conservation labs and moved home in 2014 for the new building transition of The Brinton Museum. While there, she did matting and framing, as well as the exhibit design for the American Indian Exhibition under the guidance of her dear mentor, Father Peter J. Powell. Katie joined SCLT in early 2016 to work with a lively and progressive organization that focuses on her other love – being active in the outdoors.


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