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.



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