Founder / Director
Steven has always been fascinated with nature. Stemming from camping, hiking and outdoor adventures while growing up, a wild love for the landscapes of the Western United States developed. At 15 he decided to found the Western Lands Preservation as a way to maintain those landscapes in their pristine natural beauty.
Today, Steven attends eleventh grade at Waterford School in Utah. When not working on WLP, Steven might be preparing a Victor Borge piano skit, experimenting with eddy currents, or using Amateur Radio to report in to the Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 7 Ham net.
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Co-Founder / Director
Having started three public software companies, lived and worked around the world, there is nothing like preserving what is falling away today. After a rewarding career in software, marketing, and sales, John Whitney continues management in software development. I'm thrilled to be able to assist Steven a smidgen with Western Lands Preservation. Steven, thank you for running the show.
Besides assisting Western Lands Preservation in his spare time, John may be restoring a radio, tinkering with a Teletype, reading rare history books, or heading into the woods with family.
"Time with nature is time well lived."
Lover of the outdoors, adventure and wildlife. Joy has had a rewarding career in the legal profession, in corporate law, patents, trademarks, and intellectual property. Residing in Florida, she makes it to the Western States 2-3 times a year, enjoying Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana and Colorado. Joy is a patriot, a fine marksman, and all around good spirit.
"A bad hair day ruins a saunterly hike