Meet The Team

Officers and Staff


Larry Pollard

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

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.

As a the Executive Director of  LLF, Scott fulfills the task of maintaining and operating LLF's USACE approved in-lieu fee program which currently provides advanced stream and wetland credits to eight watersheds within the state of Missouri to offset unavoidable impacts within the service areas. Scott then works directly with private landowners to perform stream bank stabilization projects and to create wetlands at little to no cost to the landowner to offset said impacts. These projects are protected in perpetuity by a Conservation Easement held by LLF.

Katie Wiesehan

Assistant Director

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.

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Tegan Vaughn

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.

Visit our Environmental Service Provider

LLF’s principal collaborating entity in stream and wetland mitigation is Mitico, LLC, which operates under a cooperative agreement with LLF. Mitico is a multidimensional environmental services company that assists in every phase of the mitigation of environmental impacts, from preliminary site assessments and the development of mitigation planning instruments, to construction and oversight of mitigation projects. Mitico counts on the talents of a diverse group of experts whose bios can be found here.

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