Honorary Board Members

ImageJeremy Gingerich, Vermejo Ranch: Jeremy has over 15 years of experience working on and managing progressive cattle and bison ranches in Colorado and Montana, including some of the most diverse and critical wildlife habitat in the Northern Rockies. A B.S. in Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism, an M.S. in Ranch Management, and the study and practice of Holistic Management provide the foundation of his approach to ranch management and management consulting. Throughout his career, he has used a landscape-scale approach that recognizes the dynamics among livestock, wildlife, fisheries, riparian systems, and healthy rangelands. Jeremy was the former manager of Banded Peak Ranch and currently manages the Vermejo Ranch and cooperates on ranch management consulting projects through Ranch Advisory Partners based in Bozeman, MT.
ImageDick Ray: Dick Ray has owned and managed ranch property in the Chama Peak Land Alliance area of operation since 1970. The bio-politics of wildlife has been his obsession for the past 5 decades while operating as an outfitter in Colorado, New Mexico and British Columbia, Canada. Recent experience as a past Colorado Wildlife Commissioner and President of Colorado Outfitters Association has provided him with valuable insight.
ImageRichard "Doc" Gooding, Chromo Mountain Ranch: Doc is a retired plastic surgeon and he and his wife, Sue, have been in the ranching business most of their life. Their family-owned ranch, Chromo Mountain Ranch, is located across the Colorado - New Mexico border and has a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) conservation easement on it. They are dedicated to conserving habitat and managing the ranch in an equitable manner for long-term results. Read Doc's Stewardship Profile here.
ImageDan Perry, Troutstalker Ranch: Dan C. Perry has practiced law for 30 years in Texas and New Mexico, specializing in the exclusive representation of oil, gas and mineral owners in their dealings with oil and gas exploration and pipeline companies. In the past two years, Dan and his wife, Ashlyn, acquired the Troutstalker Ranch immediately south of the Village of Chama, which is the location of the confluence of the Rio Chama and Rio Chamita. Their dream is to restore these waters to gold medal fisheries, and to preserve the ranch for wildlife in perpetuity. Dan and Ashlyn have also recently formed the Dan and Ashlyn Perry Charitable Foundation, which supports children’s charities, the arts and conservation efforts. Dan is also a Board Member of The Santa Fe Opera and Silver Bullet Productions. Dan markets available oil, gas and mineral acreage for lease, negotiates and closes the leases, monitors and enforces lease compliance and audits royalty payments on over 300,000 acres of minerals in three states.