I have grown up very attached to the land and the wild, I worked on my grandfather’s ranch as soon as I was able. I also have a deep connection through hunting and fishing, the land feeds my family. It is also a spiritual connection, it feeds my soul.
Region Manager - Central Texas
I feel connected to the land because I have always had an interest in learning how the natural world works and enjoy teaching others to have a deeper appreciation for it.
Region Manager - East Texas Pines & Prairies
My dad took me hunting in south Texas every weekend growing up, which turned into a love and passion for the outdoors and a desire to go into a wildlife management career.
Director of Sales
Growing up spending time on the farm with my dad provided memories that are cherished and training that stuck. I pray it will do the same for my children. Land, to me, represents family.
Landowner Account Manager
My connection to the land began growing up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I have so many fond memories of the freedom of exploration and the many adventures with my siblings amongst the trees and wildlife that surrounded our home.
After generations of farming and ranching, I truly feel connected to the land and my family ranch. I'm here to help you feel the same connection to your land.
Trees embody age and beauty. Life’s greatest lessons come from trees. The strength of trees are roots deep in the earth. The beauty of trees is its canopy and the unique growth of each limb as they bend and curl. They are the lesson of determination to persevere in times of adversity. And no two trees are alike. Incredible.
``The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will.`` – Theodore Roosevelt
Ecological Services Team
Director of Ecological Services, Certified Wildlife Biologist, Senior Property Tax Consultant
I'm connected to the land by my family’s heritage as blackland farmers, my joy in observing and sharing nature’s wonders and diversity, and the understanding that our welfare is dependent on healthy lands and waters.
Senior Wildlife Biologist - Central Texas, Registered Property Tax Consultant
I am connected to the land through stewardship and an intense desire to provide a myriad of memories for myself and children through nature viewing and wildlife watching.
As a lifelong student of the land, I have an appreciation for all it offers on many different levels. I feel a deep connection and a sense of responsibility toward good stewardship with future generations in mind.
To me, land means abundance, and not in just space, food, and water, but in life, discovery, and quiet.
Staff Biologist II, Registered Property Tax Consultant
For myself, land and its wilderness serve as a symbol of quiet renewal and the idea of connecting to something larger; anchoring myself to those things is something I chase after and have woven deeply into my identity.
Staff Biologist II - GIS Specialist
Ever since receiving my degree in wildlife biology I’ve had an insatiable thirst for knowledge of the natural environment and wildlife around me.
Being exposed to native Texas wildlife and the beautiful scenery of the Hill Country at a young age has always fueled my passion for conserving land and wildlife for the generations to come after me, so they too can get to experience the land as I did.
Staff Biologist II, Associate Wildlife Biologist, Registered Property Tax Consultant
Aldo Leopold said it best, “there are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot.”
Staff Biologist II
“Without love of the land, conservation lacks meaning or purpose, for only in a deep and inherent feeling for the land can there be dedications in preserving it.” – Sigurd F. Olson
Staff Biologist I
Ever since I could walk, I have been in the woods discovering all the wildlife I could, and to this day there is nowhere I feel more at peace than out exploring all that the land and nature has to offer.
Owning 10 unrestricted acres in Dripping has given me a spiritual connection with wildlife and flora that I get to see every day. Working at Plateau makes that connection even more meaningful.
Land is sacred and everlasting. I attempt to serve as its steward.
Products & Services Team
Products & Services Division Manager
My connection to the land lies in the appreciation of where good land stewardship and the beauty of nature intersect and in trying to get to that end I truly enjoy being literally connected to the land by work boots with chainsaw in hand.
Products & Services Division Assistant Manager
I am connected to the land as a lifelong student of all the information it holds and can teach us.
Products & Services Technician
Growing up in the Texas Hill Country my favorite pastimes have always been hunting and fishing. The time that I’ve spent outdoors has forged my respect for nature and ultimately what led me into Wildlife Management. I couldn’t be happier, working in a field that I am so passionate about.
Products & Services Technician
“A conservationist is one who is humbly aware that with each stroke (of the axe) he is writing his signature on the face of the land.”
― Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
My connection with the land runs deep in my family history, using hunting and fishing as a way of life and sustainability. I think Aldo Leopold articulated it best, “The privilege of possessing the earth entails the responsibility of passing it on, the better of our use, not only to our posterity, but to the unknown future.”
Human Resources Manager
I have lived in some of the most picturesque places in the United States and have felt a connection to each place through nature. I feel blessed to live in such an extraordinary area and witness the miracle of nature every day.
A favorite from John Muir says it all, “of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
Connecting to land through gardening brings me closer to God and our beautiful planet helping me to find peace in all things.
While a lot can be expressed for my relationship to nature, I believe Helen Keller said it best: ``To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.``
I feel connected to the land because nature provides me a peaceful safe-haven to disconnect from the bustle of everyday life.
As a landowner, I try to live as lightly on the land as possible; enjoying being an integral part of a functioning ecosystem that is improved by my thoughtful activity.
My first connection to the land was through my grandmother's rice farm. It was the amazing diversity of wildlife using the Texas landscape that inspired me then and still does to this day.