Dave VothDave is a ranch manager from northeastern Nevada. He also runs a herd of his own cattle and is the Nevada Section President for the Society for Range Management. He brings a ranching perspective to Good Grazing Makes Cent$ and is one of our guides on the YouTube Channel.
Meet Our Team
Averi ReynoldsAveri is the current Society for Range Managment’s Young Professionals Conclave president. In her professional career, she is the Managing Editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup and is working to finish her Masters Degree in Animal Science with a focus on Grazing Ruminant Nutrition.
Hayden VandebergHayden is a Range Management Specialist for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) in Roundup, MT and she previously filled a Sage Grouse Partner position with the NRCS. She is part of a ranching family near Roundup as well.
Scott AndersonScott has been a Range Management Specialist for the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Roundup, MT for over seven years. He also has cattle of his own, bringing a producer perspective to his work and this program.
Jack AlexanderJack is a Rangeland Consultant with Synergy Resource Solutions. He has over 30 years of experience working on rangelands, is a Certified Professional in Rangeland Management and served as a past President for the Society for Range Management.
Martin TownsendMartin works as the Conservation Coordinator for the Ranchers Stewardship Alliance in northern Montana. He has a background in agricultural communications, education and range management and has worked on a wide variety of projects to benefit wildlife species of key concern in his area.
Jess PetersonJess is the Executive Vice President for the Society for Range Management. Jess enjoys learning and applying range management practices on a daily basis as he and his family manage an Angus cattle herd on deeded and leased range and pasture lands in Montana.
Dr. Pat Shaver
Dr. Pat ShaverPat worked for the National Resource Conservation Service for over 40 years, and brings decades of experience to this program. He is a Certified Professional in Rangeland Management and served as a past president of the Society for Range Management. He is currently an instructor at Oregon State University with the Rangeland Sciences department.
Alec OliverAlec is a rancher from Seneca, Oregon. His family’s ranch, the J.C. Oliver Ranch Inc, was established in 1889 and has been passed down through five generations. He works for Country Natural Beef and was named the 2021 Oregon Agriculturalist of the Year.
Erika Fitzpatrick, Production Team
Erika Fitzpatrick, Production TeamErika Fitzpatrick is part of the production team and is responsible for video components of Good Grazing Makes Cent$. She lives in remote Eastern Oregon, working with her husband and family on a fourth-generation ranch, and owns Mesa Communications, a media company focused on serving organizations at the intersection of ranching and natural resource use.
Kayla Walker, Production Team
Kayla Walker, Production TeamAs a Good Grazing Makes Cent$ production team member, Kayla Walker composes the monthly e-newsletter, writes for the blog and ag publications, and assists with the Facebook group. Originating from a fifth generation South Central Montana ranch, she and her husband are now leaning on their neighboring family and friends to start a cattle operation of their own. She also owns and operates Ranch Raised Media, a business to fulfill her mission of sharing and documenting the Western lifestyle for future generations. Kayla recently took on the role of Director of Programs for Society of Range Management as well.
Mary Jo Foley-Birrenkott, Production Team
Mary Jo Foley-Birrenkott, Production TeamMary Jo works with the Good Grazing Makes Cent$ production team through her role as Director of Membership and Outreach with the Society for Range Management. Her primary responsibility is in project partnerships and program implementation. She is based in Oregon, has a degree in Range Management and has lived and worked in agriculture throughout her life.
How We Collaborate
It opens up a whole new world of people I didn’t have access to before.
Facilitate Information Sharing
Our members receive access to a knowledgeable network of range scientists, academics, and other ranchers from across the country. Through our Facebook group, participants can converse with other members in real time to find answers to the toughest range management questions.
Member Driven Content
The topics we cover and the information we produce is shaped by the needs and questions of our members. Queries and questions are answered by our team of experts and can be covered in-depth through our monthly videos and newsletters.