Ryan Walker; Board Chair. Ryan has been a director since 2011. Ryan grew up on the JJJ Ranch along Bogus Creek where he assisted his parents in running a large sheep ranch. After attending Bogus Elementary School and Yreka High School, he went on to earn a bachelors degree from Stanford University and a law degree from Yale Law School. Along the way, he married his high school sweetheart Jennifer (Root) who grew up on her family’s ranch, which straddles the Shasta River just outside Grenada. After law school, Ryan practiced law in Los Angeles for 10 years. In 2005, Ryan and Jennifer returned to Siskiyou County with their two young sons where Ryan joined his father in operating the JJJ Ranch. Since he returned, Ryan and his father have greatly expanded the ranch and made the transition from raising sheep to raising commercial beef cattle. He currently serves as an active board member on the Bogus Elementary School District and the Upper Mid-Klamath Watershed Council. Ryan has a direct interest in the resource issues within the conservation district and a strong desire to see the present resource concerns in the district resolved in a way that will allow ranches like his own to be economically and environmentally sustainable into the next generation.