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 current 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. Her goal is to protect and conserve the threatened Illinois chorus frog population in Edwardsville along with their rare sand prairie habitat. She graduated from Lindenwood University with a Bachelor's in Biology in May of 2018.
She has been working with The Land Learning Foundation since 2016 as the Assistant Director, and now the Biologist. Katie has a passion for the outdoors, field biology, and continuous learning. She is dedicated to helping LLF provide high quality stream and wetland restoration and protection. She is also passionate about giving youth outdoor experiences, introducing them to water quality, and teaching them to respect nature.
Board of Directors
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.
Dr. Dan Ramsey
Dr. Dr. Dan Ramsey is the Vice President of The Land Learning Foundation. Ramsey of St. Louis, Missouri serves as a high school principal. He likes spending time with his three children who all enjoy the outdoors in different ways from hunting to watersports and biking. Additionally, for the past decade, he has organized Spring Break Service Trips for 100-225 high school students to assist with natural disaster recovery and conservation efforts. His focus with LLF is on providing kids experiences in the outdoors, promoting respect for natural resources, and healthy hobbies. Ramsey is also an active member of his local Elks Lodge and his church.
Bob Miller is retired from the Missouri Department of Conservation where he served roles in land management, program development, and outdoor education. Bob has always felt the need to introduce our youth to the enjoyable opportunities provided by our natural resources and to instill in them the wise use of natural resources known as conservation.
Bob enjoys helping others develop their outdoor skills and especially see their excitement as they experience the pleasures of outdoor recreation. Bob says” the best part of hunting, fishing, birding, hiking, target shooting is sharing those experiences with others and seeing them succeed”.
Brock Andreasen is a law student at the University of Missouri in Columbia, but is originally from Camdenton, Missouri.
He got involved with LLF because he believes that access to the outdoors is a fundamental right for all people, and LLF helps kiddos exercise that right. When Brock is not in a classroom, he is fly fishing in Missouri's beautiful rivers and streams.
If you are interested in joining the Land Learning Foundation board of directors, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natural Resource Policy Advisers
Eric is a natural resources policy attorney who grew up in Missouri, and is licensed in Washington, DC, with over thirty years of experience in environmental and water-related legal and regulatory matters. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Biology from Drury University in Springfield, he earned a law degree from Boston University, a Masters from Oxford University and a Doctorate from Columbia University. Eric was part of the national environmental law practice in St. Louis-based Bryan, Cave LLP's Washington office before directing the United States Agency for International Development's Environmental Law Program, and later the Tulane Institute for Environmental Law and Policy in New Orleans. Eric also taught Environmental Law and Constitutional Law at Indiana University, McKinney School of Law, from 2007-2016, where he founded and directed the Law School’s Graduate Program in Environmental, Energy, and Natural Resources Law and taught specialized courses in Water Law and River Law.
Robert spent more than four decades working with state government in Missouri and counterparts in surrounding states. Robert served as the Chief of Policy for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. His responsibilities included the development and implementation of a watershed approach to state water quality challenges. He successfully negotiated partnerships with federal, state, and local and nonprofit partners on major studies in the Meramec and Lower Grand watersheds. Robert’s experience includes representing Missouri on the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association, serving as chair in 2016. His diverse responsibilities included serving as Missouri State Liaison Officer to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and coordinating NEPA consultation for the Department with federal, state, local government agencies for a variety of major projects.