Board & Staff

Big Bend Conservancy is governed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors that reside across Texas.  The Board decides the organization's priorities for funding, projects and partnerships in collaboration with park staff. 
This diverse group has collectively served on multiple boards across the state, have visited the park for decades and bring a determined focus to creating a legacy of fundraising for Big Bend.

2021 Board of Directors
Brenda Steuer - President, Houston
Jose Gaona - Vice President of Communications, Midland
Pam Hall - Vice President of Development, San Antonio
Patrick Reinhart - Vice President of Membership, Austin
William McGovern - Treasurer, Waco
Truett Roberts - Secretary, Dallas
Chris Holmes – President-elect, Waco
Dennis Kearns - Past President, Austin

Isaac Albarado, Austin
Amanda Billings, Dallas
Thomas Britt, Houston
Carol Considine, Dallas
Kris Fischer, Arp and Terlingua
Billy Hassell, Fort Worth
Joan Hicks - Fort Worth
Carol Latimer, Houston
Ron Sommers, Marfa and Houston
Ross Taylor, Austin
Joe Tooley, Rockwall
Leo Tynan, Fredericksburg
Pat Long Weaver, Midland


In addition to the Board of Directors, the Conservancy employs two staff members.  Please email or call staff if you have questions about your membership or would like to make a donation.

Loren Riemer
Executive Director & CEO
512-529-1149
director@bigbendconservancy.org

Membership Coordinator
432-207-2202
membership@bigbendconservancy.org