Texas Tech University

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: Tom Watson, Muleshoe, TX
  • Vice President: Bedford Jones, Spur, TX
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Mark Kirkpatrick, Post, TX
  • Past President: Gerald Nobles, Jr., Brady, TX

FY 19 RHA Board of Directors

Carl Andersen*  Jake Cowen Kim King Patti Sikes
John Anderson Seth Denbow Mark Kirkpatrick* Jerry Smith
Rich Anderson  Jan Elliott  Joe Leathers* Tony Spears
Jay Andrews* John R. Erickson Hannah Lipps Red Steagall
Betsy Bellah* Matt Etheredge Ruth Lowrance Cliff Teinert
Levi Berry Jay Evans* Jim McAdams Randy Upshaw
Blake Birdwell Sarah Fitzgerald Barbara McKenzie Tom Watson*
Nancy Birdwell Joe Flores Frank McLelland* Dennis Webb
Jim Burkhart Tanya Foerster Jon Means Garland Weeks
Alicia Burton Mike Gibson Charlie Middleton Bob Welch
Lisa Cagle Rob Gill Amber Miller* Bonnie Welch
Andra Cantrell* John Goen Bill Miller John Welch*
Clay Cash Matt Graves David Neal Wesley Welch
Don Cash Andy Gray* Gerald Nobles, Jr.* Cody White
Mike Castles Larry Hobbs* Will Phinizy Andy Wilkinson 
James Clement III Brooks Hodges Lane Puckitt Scott Williamson
Blaze Cogdell Jim Jennings Morris Reaves  Larry Work
Cooper Cogdell Bedford Jones* Diane Scovell Don Workman
Scott Collier  Byron Kennedy  Tom Sell  

*Executive Committee


Ex-Officio Members:

  • Sr. Vice Provost, TTU – Rob Stewart
  • Ranch Host President – Garry Wright


Director Emeritus:

  • Carl Andersen
  • John Anderson
  • Rich Anderson
  • Jim Burkhart
  • Don Cash
  • Joe Flores
  • Mike Gibson
  • Jim Jennings
  • Jim McAdams
  • Mary John Phinizy
  • Red Steagall
  • Cliff Teinert
  • Garland Weeks
  • Don Workman

National Ranching Heritage Center