Devere Dressler is a fifth-generation rancher with ranches in both California and Nevada. Devere is a member of the Douglas County (Nevada) Planning Commission, the Alpine County Resource Advisory Committee and a director of the Bridgeport Valley Water Users where he initiated a water quality monitoring program in the Bridgeport Valley. This on-going program aims to help prove that agriculture in the valley is good for the ecosystem. Devere is also the founder and owner of the Pleasant Valley Ranch Flyfishing Preserve in the Sierra Nevada. Devere holds a degree from the University of Nevada College of Agriculture.