Mark Roeber, President
Mark Roeber is the fourth generation on his family’s ranch in Paonio, Colorado, which was homesteaded in 1889 by his great grandfather. Mark and his wife Jody have a cow-calf operation that runs on both BLM and Forest Service land. His operation is a member of Homestead Meats. Homestead meats includes six local Colorado ranches that raise and harvest natural, high-quality meat.
Since 2012, Mark has been represented Delta County as country commissioner. Mark has been a serving member on the board of directors of Colorado Counties Inc. since 2016 and was the 2019 president of the board. Mark also serves as a member of the Southwest Colorado BLM Resource Advisory Committee, and has been active since 2014.
Tim Canterbury is a fifth generation rancher from Howard, Colorado. Tim and his wife, Rhonda, run the family hay and cow-calf operation, with use of both BLM and Forest Service permits. Since the 1990s, Tim has been actively involved in federal lands issues and with affiliated organizations. His leadership roles have included fifteen years on the CCA Board of Directors, CCA President from 2009-2010, and over two decades serving as the Colorado PLC Chairman. Tim has been a driving force behind the success of Colorado’s BLM/Forest Service Liaison Committee and has also dedicated time to serve his local community.
Ron is a 4th generation Humboldt County rancher. He and his wife, Denise, own a family cow/calf ranch in Orovada, Nevada and also lease another ranch in Eureka County, Nevada. Two of Ron’s children, their spouses, and families, are involved in the ranching operation, and another daughter, spouse and family live nearby. His family raises natural Black Angus beef cattle that run on private, BLM, and Forest Service permits.
Ron is currently serving his second term as a Humboldt County Commissioner and was reelected to serve a final four-year term. He is an ardent proponent for the agriculture and livestock industries, serving as past chairman of the Nevada State Grazing Boards Central Committee, has been a member of N-2 Grazing Board for over 20 years, and is a past president of the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association. Ron currently serves on NCA Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and is Co-chairman of Public Lands Committee. In addition to his current duties, he has held many positions representing agriculture and the cattle industry on various local, regional, and national boards.
Brenda Richards, Treasurer
Brenda Richards runs a cow/calf operation in Reynolds Creek, Owyhee County, Idaho with her husband Tony where they manage 55,000 acres of public land. Brenda is a past-president of the Public Lands Council (2015-2016), and has served in various leadership roles across other associations including the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the Idaho Cattle Association, and the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association.
Additionally, Brenda served on the Boise District Bureau of Land Management Resource Advisory Council for seven years and engages with the Owyhee Initiative, a multi-stakeholder group addressing management of public lands in southwest Idaho.
Niels Hansen, Immediate Past President
Niels is a third generation rancher from Rawlins Wyoming, the family ranch is a cow/calf/ yearling operation operating on the high desert of Wyoming.
Working cooperatively with the University of Wyoming and the BLM the ranch has collected over 20 years of monitoring data that supports the benefits of good land and livestock management for the livestock, the wildlife and the community.
Niels served as Chairman of the Wyoming State Grazing Board and President of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association. In 2000, the ranch received the BLM Rangeland Management Stewardship Award and in 2004 was co-winner of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association Stewardship Award.