Staff & Technical Advisors

Paula Enkerud

RSA’s first Executive Director, Paula Enkerud, was raised on the family farm/ranch on the Hi- Line near Glasgow, Montana.  As the saying goes, “You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl”.   Paula has been involved as a third-generation rancher all her life.  Paula brings to RSA years of volunteer experience in the agricultural industry starting with 4-H, being a long-standing member of Phillips County Cattlewomen, past State Montana Cattlewomen Treasurer and past President of the Northcentral Cattlewomen. A former MSU County and Reservation Extension Agent plus work in the human resources industry throughout her career, allows Paula to bring extensive experience working with individuals and groups across many cultural spectrums.   Serving on local, regional and state nonprofit boards Paula is delighted to join RSA to promote its mission.

Janessa Salsbery

Janessa Salsbery is RSA's new Administrative Assistant.  Janessa was raised on a farm in Phillips County graduating from Malta High School.  From her father to her great-grandfather, the Bebee's have been farming in Phillips County for over a century.  Janessa married her high school sweetheart, Ryan.  Raising together three children; Cordel, age 16, Cash, age 15 and Ceilya, age 4,  priding themselves on raising hard working, kind young men and one strong-willed little lady! Janessa has a background in real estate and brings to RSA years of administrative experience as a business owner.  For the past three years  she has mentored her sons who have started up their own thriving business.


Richard Knight

RSA Technical Advisor

Rick Knight is a professor of wildlife conservation at Colorado State University. His interests align with land health and land use in the American West. His latest book, with Courtney White, is Conservation for a New Generation.

Ben Pierce

Kevin Koss