Erik is the Executive Director of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT). As Executive Director, Erik oversees the operations of the land trust and works closely with the Board of Directors and staff to ensure that there is consistent alignment with the mission and strategic plan.
Prior to assuming the role of Executive Director, Erik served CCALT in the capacity of Deputy Director. Erik has facilitated more than sixty conservation easement transactions since 2008 and secured more than $10M in grants for the purchase of conservation easements throughout the state. Erik holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management from Colorado State University, a Master of Resource Law Studies from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and an Executive MBA from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Erik also serves as the President of the Colorado Coalition of Land Trusts and the Partnership of Rangeland Trusts and is a Trustee of the Western Stock Show Association.
In his free time, Erik enjoys reading, fishing, hunting, and exploring new places with his wife Shelby and his two boys – Theodore and Henry.