Board of Directors

As in any organization or business, the success of a Land Trust requires a committed and able Board of Directors. The Board of The Northwest Rangeland Trust is composed of members with a broad range of perspectives and expertise, including ranching, farming, business, law, and real estate. The Board is responsible for the governance of the Land Trust, for the stewardship of its easements and properties, and for managing its finances. Board members attend monthly meetings, represent the Land Trust at events, and participate in land trust committees.

Tom Price

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Position #9

President of InterWest Ranch and Farm Management, Inc., Principal of Price Cattle Company and Price Family Ranch in Umatilla and Union Counties, Outdoor Board of Director for the Washington Family Ranch in Antelope, OR owned by Young Life, Member and Past Chairman of the Conservation Committee of the Boone and Crockett Club and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch in Depuyer, MT, Past President of the Umatilla County Cattlemen’s Association, Past District Vice President of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, BS and MS degrees from Colorado State University.

43215 Old Winville Rd
Baker City, OR 97814

541-276-4246 (business)
541-969-8970 (cell)
541-278-1884 (fax)

Bob Skinner

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors
Position #3

Malheur County Cattleman, Past President Oregon Cattlemen’s Association, Past Chairman OCA Public Lands Committee, Past Director Oregon Public Lands Council, Past Director Oregon Livestock & Marketing Board, Past Board Member Vale District Advisory Council (President for four years), Past President Malheur County Cattlemen’s Association, Chairman of the Antelope Allotment Grazing Assn., Round Table Participant with President George W. Bush, and “OCA’s Top Hand” Lifetime Achievement Award.

3280 Skinner Road
Jordan Valley, OR 97910

541-586-2282 (business)
503-559-9041 (cell)
541-586-2285 (fax)

Matt Smith

Position #7

Vice-President and minority owner of William Smith Properties, BA from Gonzaga University in Economics, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife – Maury Mule Deer Initiative Committee, City of Kennewick Planning Department Local Advisory Committee for “Time and Money”, President, Shevlin Center Owners Committee, Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation Central Oregon Advisory Committee, John Day River Local Advisory Committee for Sub-basin Ag Water Quality Management Plan, Bend Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Council.

15 S.W. Colorado Ave, Suite 1
Bend, OR 97702

541-382-6691 (business)
541-410-8470 (cell)

Ken Bentz

Position #2

Third generation Southeastern Oregon rancher, real estate broker specializing in large properties, MBA from University of Nevada, Reno, and a ten year member of the Harney County Planning Board.

541-493-2133 (business)
541-647-0657 (cell)
541-493-2757 (fax)

Karl Amidon

Position #4

Klickitat County Cattleman, Past-President of Klickitat County Cattlemen’s Association, Director/Chairman of Klickitat County Conservation Board of Directors, Chairman FSA Board for Klickitat County, State Director for Washington Cattlemen’s Association.

202 Knight Rd
Goldendale, WA 98620

509-773-3229 (business)
509-261-1225 (cell)

Larry Maxwell

Position #6

Fourth generation Lake County cattle rancher, BS degree from Oregon State University in Animal Science, Past President Lake County Fairboard, Past President Lake County Junior Rodeo Association, Past President Lake County Roundup Association, Past President Lake County Cattlemen’s Association, and Chairman of the Advisory Board for the OSU Harvey Ranch, Board Member of the Lake County Sage Grouse Work Group, Lake County Road Advisory Board, Lake County Junior First Citizen.

23036 Maxwell Rd
Lakeview, OR 97630

541-947-3259 (business)
541-219-0141 (cell)
541-947-4395 (fax)

Neil Kayser

Position #8

Klickitat County Cattleman, Past President Washington Cattlemen’s Association, Past Secretary/Treasurer of the Cattleman’s Beef Board, fourth generation Cow/Calf producer in Klickitat County, Director of Northwest Pilot Program, Director on numerous county and local boards.

366 Basse Road
Centerville, WA 98613

509-773-4865 (business)
541-980-8230 (cell)
509-773-5920 (fax)

Jane O’Keefe

Position #10

A partner in the O’Keeffe Ranch in Adel for more than 25 years and a partner in Campbell Crossing Ranch in Kimberly Oregon, Master’s in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Antioch University, currently employed as a consultant for the Partnership for Rural America Campaign, a former Lake County Commissioner, a former president of the Association of Oregon Counties, former co-chair of the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Governor Ted Kulongoski appointed O’Keeffe to the Environmental Quality Commission in June of 2008, active in the Lakeview Stewardship Group since it’s inception, chairperson of the board of Sustainable Northwest, and a board member of Lake County Resources, and is hard at work on two books.

P.O. Box 115
Adel, OR 97620

541-947-2590 (business)
503-530-6202 (cell)
541-947-5112 (fax)

Frank J. O’Leary

Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

1535 Havstad Dr,
Walla Walla, WA 99362

509-520-7483 (cell)