Officers and Staff
Larry Pollard has served as the Executive Director, and now currently the President, of The Land Learning Foundation since it was reorganized in 2011. Pollard, a native of Chariton County, Missouri served with USDA Soil Conservation Service (now NRCS) for 30 years in several locations of Missouri, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Nebraska prior to retiring back to Chariton County.
Pollard is active with his church and volunteers in civic endeavors relating to community development efforts. Sustainable land uses that rebuild, recover and preserve natural resource values is his view for leading The Land Learning Foundation as President.
Scott Martin is the acting Executive Director of The Land Learning Foundation (LLF). He currently resides in Huntsville, MO where he lives with his wife, Katy, and their three children. Growing up in Northeast Missouri with vast opportunities to be in and participate in outdoor activities granted him with many core values and memories he holds dear.
In fulfilling the mission on LLF, "Fostering stewardship through outdoor expeirence, youth education, and conservation", Scott has the blessing to not only teach his own children, but those without the same opportunities to enjoy the same outdoor experiences through our youth programs.
Katie Wiesehan is a currect Master's student at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the field of Biology. For her thesis, Katie is conducting a population mark-recapture study on the state-threatened Illinois Chorus Frog. She recently graduated from Lindenwood University with a Bachelor's in Biology.
She has been working with The Land Learning Foundation for over 2 years as the Assistant Director. Katie has a passion for the outdoors, field biology, and learning.
Tegan Vaughn grew up in the heart of the Ozark Mountains and went on to graduate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a degree in Environmental Studies with minors in Geography and Sustainability. She lived and worked in the Kansas City area for nearly a decade, focusing on communications, grants management and administration of environmental projects.
In 2018, Tegan returned to her hometown of Mountain View, Missouri so her daughter could learn to love the Ozark hills, rivers, and springs as her home too. With a life-long passion for the environment, she cares about conserving and preserving natural spaces, educating youth on environmental topics, and promoting time spent outdoors.