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Our People

The Ranchlands team is comprised of professionals with varied backgrounds ranging from large-scale cattle and land management, conservation, hunting, fishing and lodging to real estate investment, marketing, finance and media.

Duke Phillips III

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Tess Leach

Head of Business Development

Duke Phillips IV

Chief Operating Officer

Madeline Jorden

Content & Marketing

Peter Ericson

Strategy & Special Initiatives

Madi Phillips

Leathershop Manager

Brandon Sickel

Ranch Apprentice

Jonathan Tullar

Paintrock Ranch Foreman

Esther Bevel

Office Administrator

Delene Degroot

Office Administrator

Claudia Landreville

Social Media Manager & Photographer

Dylan Taylor

Ranch Apprentice

Mike Giordano

Ranch Apprentice

Anja Stokes

Ranch Apprentice

Ivan Guillen


Sierra MacDonald

Zapata Ranch Programs Manager

Lauren O'Toole

Bookings & Hospitality Program Specialist

Lynae Risinger

Ranch Apprentice

Alden Freed

Bookings Manager

Emily Conkle

Chico Basin Ranch Programs Manager

Oliver Tautkus

Ranch Apprentice

Madalene Buckner

Mercantile Inventory

Stephanie Kelly

Zapata Ranch Hospitality Manager

Alice Wilkinson

Creative Consultant

Ruby Dunbar

Ranch Apprentice

Board of Advisors


ALAN CARPENTER Principal, Land Stewardship Consulting

MIKE CARTER Founder & Director, Playa Lakes Joint Venture

VIC CHOATE Principal, Concho Livestock

MIKE FORSBERG Conservation Photographer

KIRK GADZIA Principal, Resource Management Services

SCOTT HIBBARD President, Hibbard Ranch Management Inc

CORB LUND Western Singer~Songwriter

BRIAN MCPEEK Former COO, The Nature Conservancy

XAVIER ROLET Former CEO, London Stock Exchange

COURTNEY WHITE Founder, Quivira Coalition

*Please note that members’ views represent the view of the individual, not necessarily any organization with which they are associated.

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