Texas Tech University

National Ranching Heritage Center

Board of Directors

In addition to support from Texas Tech University and its Board of Regents, the NRHC is supported by the Ranching Heritage Association (RHA), a non-profit membership organization chartered in 1969 for the stated purpose of preserving the physical, social and cultural aspects of ranching and assisting in developing, interpreting and maintaining public interest in ranching history.

Ranching Heritage Association Officers

  • President: Gerald Nobles, Jr., Brady, TX
  • Vice President: Tom Watson, Muleshoe, TX
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Bedford Jones, Spur, TX
  • Past President: Tony Spears, Gonzales, TX

FY 18 RHA Board of Directors

Carl Andersen* Seth Denbow Mark Kirkpatrick* Morris Reaves
John Anderson Matt Etheredge Joe Leathers* Tom Sell
Rich Anderson Jay Evans Hannah Lipps Patti Sikes
Jay Andrews* Sarah Fitzgerald Ruth Lowrance Tony Spears*
Betsy Bellah* Joe Flores Jim McAdams Red Steagall
Brad Bellah Tanya Foerster Frank McLelland* Cliff Teinert
Blake Birdwell Mike Gibson Jon Means Tom Watson*
Jim Burkhart* Rob Gill Charlie Middleton Dennis Webb
Alicia Burton John Goen Amber Miller Garland Weeks
Lisa Cagle Andy Gray* Bill Miller Bonnie Welch
Andra Cantrell Matt Graves Linda Moorhouse Wesley Welch
Don Cash* Larry Hobbs* David Neal Andy Wilkinson
Mike Castles Brooks Hodges Gerald Nobles, Jr.* Larry Work
Blaze Cogdell Jim Jennings Mary John Phinizy*  Don Workman
Cooper Cogdell Bedford Jones* Will Phinizy  Jennifer Workman
Jake Cowen Kim King Lane Puckitt  
*Executive Committee


Ex-Officio Members:

Sr. Vice Provost, TTU – Rob Stewart

Ranch Hosts President – Mike West



National Ranching Heritage Center