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Hill Country Land Trust Board Members

Tiffany Osburn, President, Hays County

Tiffany Osburn serves as the Regional Archeologist for central and west Texas with the Texas Historical Commission (THC) where she is focused on the preservation of historic Texas landscapes.  In her current role with the state she has the privilege of working with private landowners and communities to record and preserve important places in Texas for future generations.  In addition, as a project reviewer for state and federal compliance under preservation law, she balances the development needs of Texas with our responsibility to retain the significant historic character of our state.  Prior to joining the THC, Tiffany earned a Master’s Degree from the University of Denver where she conducted archeological research with a specialization in near-surface geophysics and worked for 10 years in the private sectors of cultural resource management and environmental compliance. Tiffany focuses her career on responsible stewardship of archeological resources and land conservation as a means of preserving our heritage. 

Mike Krueger, Vice President, Kerr County

Mike is recently retired from the Wildlife Division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with 27 years of service; more than 15 as a Technical Guidance biologist providing wildlife management assistance to private landowners in the Edwards Plateau and Cross Timbers regions of Texas. He finished his TPWD career in Kerrville, serving five years as the District Leader for the 25-county Edwards Plateau Wildlife District. Mike's Hill Country wildlife management skills and experience are a wonderful resource for HCLT landowner-partners.

George Barr, Treasurer, Blanco County

George retired in 2015 after 35 years with Conoco / ConocoPhillips having contributed in a wide variety of accounting roles. George and his wife recently relocated from Katy to the Hill Country and have been actively working to learn about and improve their land. George joined the Board in January 2017 and is looking forward to helping preserve the Hill Country for future generations.

Katherine Romans, Secretary, Travis County

Katherine is the executive director of the Hill Country Alliance (HCA), a regional nonprofit focused on protecting the natural, cultural and historic resources of the Texas Hill Country. Katherine serves on the stewardship and outreach committees for HCLT, assisting with event planning, newsletter production and easement monitoring. She brings more than a decade of nonprofit and public policy experience to the board, having worked with both national and local organizations across multiple states. Katherine joined the HCLT board in 2014.

Kylie Rush, Travis County

Kylie is the director of development for Marbridge Foundation, a nonprofit residential community that offers transitional & lifetime care and lifelong training & education opportunities to adults with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. Prior to her work at Marbridge, Kylie was the marketing and development manager for Hill Country Conservancy, a land trust serving a 6-county area of the Hill Country. She is a member of Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) and spends her free time exploring the many trails and camping spots Texas has to offer.

Clarence Reed, Travis County

After retirement Clarence moved to Kerrville in 2015 where he was very active in the Hill Country Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists (TMN), the Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society, and the implementation of wildlife management practices on his 40 acre property north of Fredericksburg until June 2018.   Clarence is now a resident of Austin and continues to be active in the Capital Area chapter of the TMN, including devoting much time to the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.  He has a specific interest in providing natural resources information and education to youths.

Romey Swanson, Travis County

Romey Swanson is currently the Director of Conservation Strategy for Audubon Texas and former Conservation Project Manager with the Hill Country Conservancy (HCC).  He received a Masters in Wildlife Ecology from of Texas State University in 2009. Romey is a Certified Wildlife Biologist and currently serves as Vice President and Chair of the Conservation Affairs Committee of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society. In addition to immediate past-president with HCLT, Romey currently serves the land trust community as a member of both the Texas Land Trust Council's Advocacy Committee and  HCC's Land Commmittee. Romey received leadership training through the year-long James G. Teer Conservation Leadership Institute's early career training program (2015). Romey maintains a Texas naturalist blog (Adventures with a Modern Texas Naturalist, and regularly contributes to scientific and popular publications. He and his family have called the Hill Country home for over fifteen years.

Pam Mabry Bergman, Blanco County

Pam retired from practiced law for thirty-five years in both the public and private sectors with emphasis on natural resources. She and her husband, Kim, are Hill Country ranchers who emphasize good land stewardship through the restoration and preservation of native plants. The Bergmans have a conservation easement on their 685 acre property near Stonewall, Three Mile Creek Ranch.  In 2017, Pam and Kim were awarded the Lone Star Land Steward Award by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Tim Riley, Travis County

Tim Riley is a real estate broker with Riley McLean Land in Austin specializing in large tracts of rural land and conservation easement properties. Tim's interest in land began at a young age on his family's ranch in Washington County and has led to a life out-of-doors both professionally and in his personal time whether it be hunting, fishing, or just exploring the vast natural resources of Texas. Tim has a B.S. in Business from Ithaca College, is a member of Texas Alliance of Land Brokers, the Real Estate Council of Austin, and the Hill Country Conservancy.

Linda Reilly, Hays County

Linda Ryan serves as Marketing Coordinator for the Texas Department of Agriculture’s TexasWine Initiative and the GoTexan Program, supporting Texas growers, businesses andcommunities to grow and thrive.  Linda has spent more than 20 years in the coffee and agriculture industry with a focus on organicproduction and sustainability. Her background in international trade, community developmentand social impact in developing countries gives her a unique perspective on issues relating toagriculture and the men and women who feed the world.  Her passion is to support youth leadership development, individuals involved in agriculture and who live in rural communities, and helping urban and rural work together to preserve the uniqueheritage of our great state.