Natalie has a passion for outdoor recreation, the ranching lifestyle, and California’s working lands. Her love of agriculture led her to California State University, Chico where she obtained a B.S. in Agricultural Science and Education and a minor in Animal Science. After completing her undergraduate education, Natalie moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she worked on a guest ranch. While there, she also attended Colorado State University where she earned a M.S. in Extension Education. After completing her graduate education and prior to joining the Rangeland Trust, Natalie moved back to California to work for the University of California Cooperative Extension as the 4-H Youth Development Program Representative for Placer County. In her spare time, Natalie enjoys raising livestock, riding horses, and experiencing the outdoors. She is excited to reclaim her roots in Sacramento and help conserve California’s private rangelands for the benefit of current and future generations of Californians.