Board of Directors

Our Land Trust is governed by a 10-member volunteer Board of Directors with diverse backgrounds in agriculture, water, wildlife management and nonprofit management.

Larry Vickerman

President
Larry Vickerman obtained a bachelor's degree from Colorado State University in Landscape Management in 1990 and a master's degree in Not-for-Profit Management from the University of Washington in 1993. He is director of Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, a 700-acre farm and public garden in Littleton, Colo. He has worked in public horticulture and landscape restoration for more than 25 years, and he also maintains an active role in the family ranching business. In 2009, the Vickerman family placed a conservation easement on their 720 acres of ranchland in the southern Wet Mountain Valley. The easement is held by San Isabel Land Protection Trust.

Keith Hood

Vice President
As a fifth-generation Wet Mountain Valley resident, Keith is a working rancher who depends on the health of the land for a profit. He graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 1973. He has one daughter and manages The Hood Family Ranch, an active cattle ranching operation. Keith has been a board member on and off with San Isabel since 2001 and also serves on the Custer County Planning Commission and is the Custer County representative on the Arkansas River Basin Round Table. The Hood Family placed a conservation easement on their ranch in 2004 because it gave the family a chance to preserve the land as undeveloped property while allowing the ranch's operators to continue to make ranching decisions as they have always done. It also provided funding to establish retirement funds and an investment portfolio providing long-term income.

Ann Robey

Secretary
Born in New Hampshire, Ann has lived in Virginia, Massachusetts, Missouri, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas, and has been in Colorado since 1975. After graduating from the University of Missouri with degrees in Political Science and Education, she taught high school in Alabama and Georgia for two years. She worked in the information systems field for Cone Mills in North Carolina, Hughes Tool Co.in Texas and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, then Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin), in Colorado. She was with Martin Marietta for 20 years, taking early retirement in 1995. Ann enjoys hiking, reading, gardening, traveling and exercise classes. In addition to San Isabel, she is on the boards of Custer 2020, Friends of the West Custer County Library and the Historic Willows School Society. She also volunteers with the Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation, the Westcliffe Center for the Performing Arts, Custer County Cattlewomen and the High Altitude Garden Club.

David Huber

Member-at-Large
David and his wife, Cynthia, have owned and operated Duckett Creek Ranch in Custer County since 1991. Since 2005, the 400-acre ranch has been protected by conservation easements held by San Isabel. David joined Exxon's elite deep-water team just out of university. His career has encompassed working for oil companies in 13 countries, where he rose to senior vice president, responsible for all operations and projects. He also co-founded two deep-water oil companies, Mariner Energy and Deep Gulf Energy. He retired from Deep Gulf Energy in 2016 but serves on its board of directors. He also serves on the boards of two deep-water mining companies, Ocean Minerals LLC and Neptune Minerals, as well as a French medical appliance company, Respinnovation.

Woody Beardsley

Woody Beardsley is a real estate Broker with Mirr Ranch Group, one of the West’s premiere ranch marketing firms. With an expertise in legacy ranches and conservation properties, Woody brings broad experience to the San Isabel board. He is the co-founder and president of Hybrid Energy Group, a renewable energy development and finance company in Denver and was formerly a land-use and conservation specialist in Montana and Colorado with the Trust for Public Land. Woody has diverse professional experience, ranging from an environmental activist to commercial real estate developer, and has served on a number of nonprofit committees and boards. In addition to his significant business and real estate skills, Woody has a great love of the outdoors and pursues a variety of personal interests. He received a bachelor's degree from Lewis and Clark College in 1981 and a master's degree from the University of Montana in 1997. He is a proud and dedicated father of his daughter and lives in Denver.

Bill Donley

A fourth-generation rancher and graduate of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Bill lives and works on the ranch his family has owned since 1918. Bill is a member of the Custer County Planning Commission, director of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District and a member of the Wetmore Volunteer Fire Department Board of Directors. Bill and his wife, Vick,  placed a conservation easement on their property in 2003.

Annie Overlin

Annie, the sixth generation of a Bent County, Colorado, ranching family, is raising the seventh generation on a small farm in Beulah. She works for Colorado State University Extension Service, covering 39 counties as the Peaks to Plains Regional Range Management Specialist. Annie previously ran a consulting business in environmental permitting and restoration of upland and wetland systems, and she also worked as a rangeland restoration ecologist at the University of Nevada-Reno, with joint responsibilities for federal lands at the Bureau of Land Management and for private lands with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Annie has a bachelor’s degree in Botany from CSU, and a master’s degree in Animal and Rangeland Sciences from the University of Nevada-Reno.

  • “Placing a conservation easement on our family ranch assures us of what WON'T happen to the land and water when we're gone.”

    – Bill Donley, fourth-generation rancher

We have protected more than 42,000 acres through 134 conservation easements.

Conservation easements guarantee long-term protection – through generations of landowners.