Director of Operations
With a background in agriculture, water management, and conservation policies and practice, Matt Hoobler directs the sustainability, restoration and business strategies for Pathfinder Ranches. He is responsible for the monitoring and protection of sensitive and threatened species and for enhancing the multitude of habitats, ranging from riparian to prairie grasslands, on the Pathfinder property. Matt manages all resource leasing and infrastructure development for the company.
Matt’s professional experience includes working for the State of Wyoming in the State Engineer’s Office and the Department of Agriculture, as well as owning and operating a tree spading business. His credentials include natural resource planning and implementation, Wyoming water permitting, as well the crafting of mitigation banking policy.
Matt has an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Communication / Journalism from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from Kansas State University. He has supplemental training and education in Stream Assessment, Ecological Restoration and Conservation Planning. Matt serves on the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisory Board, the Crow Creek Revival Watershed Restoration Committee, and Governor Mark Gordon's Invasive Species Working Group.