About the Authors

Project Contributors

All authors were students at Chadron State College in the Fall of 2015 when this site was completed.


Connor Besse (no information provided)


Damon Dance (no information provided)


Devin Dibbern (no information provided)


Phillip Duncan (no information provided)


Caitlin Gustafson is from Seward, Nebraska, and is in the pre-vetinarian program at CSC: 

As I complete my studies at Chadron State College, I hope to be accepted into the veterinary program that the University of Nebraska Lincoln has with Iowa State. After I complete that program, I hope that I can start my own large animal practice in Nebraska.


Grant Gydesen is from Ord, Nebraska, and is majoring in Rangeland Management with an option in Wildlife Management:

My future plans include gaining a job working with wildlife habitat and their management. A job working with the Game and Parks or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would be ideal. I am not to certain as to where I would like to work yet, but I am open to exploring new areas such as Wyoming or Montana. I would also enjoy returning home to the family farm and ranch operation.


Abagaile Hill is from Taylor, Nebraska, and is majoring in Rangeland Management with an option in Wildlife

My future plans after college consist of possibly working for the NRCS or the NRD, with either of these options I hope to become successful and help people become better stewards of the land.


Melissa Jech is from Rushville, Nebraska, and is majoring in Rangeland Management with a Livestock Option.

After I complete my studies at Chadron State College I intend to continue ranching and build upon the family ranch.


Martina Juhlin (no information provided)


Darcey Lindsey is from North Platte, Nebraska, and majoring in Psychological Sciences:

I plan on graduating from here and going to graduate school to get my Masters or Doctorate in Psychology.


Alex Lohrmeyer is from Aurora, Nebraska, and is majoring in Rangeland Management:

My future plans for after I graduate is that I plan on getting a job in the parks department as a tour guide.


Kolten Marx is from Hay Springs, Nebraska, whose major is currently undeclared:

After I complete my education at Chadron State College I plan on returning home to the family ranch. I am not sure if this will still be my plan later on down the road, but it is what I want to do at this point. 


Kyle McClaren (no information provided)


Cheyenne McMillin is from Hermosa, South Dakota, and is majoring in Elementary Education:

I’m Planning on going where the  job and warm weather takes me.


Ariel McNare is from Merriman, Nebraska, and majoring in Rangeland Management:

I plan to use my degree to better Rural Nebraska/South Dakota in some way. I’m not sure as to what job I want yet, but I’d like to return to my hometown or close to it.


Cody Most is from Brady, Nebraska, and is majoring in Rangeland and Wildlife management:

I plan on working for an agency that works with wildlife. I also want start my own ranch in Montana, or take over the family ranch.


Jordan Neuwirth is from Gering, Nebraska, and is majoring in Rangeland Ecology major with minors in Water Resource Management and Geology:

When I graduate from CSC I plan to pursue a career in natural resources, preferably with the National Park Service, the Forest Service, or even the NRD.  


Kaylee Peck is from Hot Springs, South Dakota, whose major is undeclared (but leaning towards History or Film).

Once I graduate college, I would like to work towards becoming a museum curator, but if that doesn’t work out then I would also like to look at pursuing a career in cinematography.


Ryan Pfeifer is from Lindsay, Nebraska, and is majoring in Rangeland and Wildlife Management:

After college I plan on working for a state agency like the Nebraska Game and Parks or private landowners to help manage wildlife and habitat. Helping on the family farm is also a possibility.


Kylee Pourier is from Rapid City, South Dakota, whose major is undeclared.

My future plans are to continue my education and find a career path that I will enjoy :)


Jason Scholz is from Grand Island, Nebraska, and is majoring in Rangeland and Wildlife Management:

My future plans after completing my education at CSC are hopefully to be working with the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), or a Natural Resource District, or some other job along those lines. 


Kelsey Thompson is from Anslemo, Nebraska, and is majoring in Agriculture Education:

After graduating I plan to return home to teach while also helping on the family farm and ranch.


Hannah Wharton (no information provided)