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

*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