James Lindsey, Secretary/Treasurer

    The Parker/Lindsey family has been in the area and ranching business since the 1800’s. Parker Canyon Lake by Canelo was named after James’ great-great-grandfather William Parker. The Lindsey family still has a cow/calf operation there. Jame's grandmother, Unice Parker Lindsey homesteaded the Charleston Ranch in 1930. The family still runs a cow/calf operation there as well. James grew up at that ranch and went to school in Tombstone and college in Arizona. The Charleston Ranch has been the home to his grandmother, uncles, aunt, father, brother and sister. James enjoys the ranching way of life, the daily interaction with nature and the chance to preserve the history of the family ranch by implementing conservation practices.
Lucinda C. Earven, D.V.M., Vice Chairwoman

   Lucinda is an equine veterinarian who has been treating horses in Southern Arizona since 1987. She has a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University. She moved from Pullman, WA to Tucson in 1987, six months after graduation, and set up her ambulatory practice there until moving to the J6 Ranch area in 1991; then to the White House Ranch, north of Benson; then into Whetstone in 1994. Lucinda's practice serves Cochise, Santa cruz and Pima counties. Lucinda belongs to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the American
 Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), is a member of the Arizona Livestock Incident Report Team (ALIRT), and is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in both Arizona and New Mexico.

   Raised on Arizona ranches in Safford and Duncan, Wayne Earven worked for the State of Arizona as a livestock inspector for 20 years and retired in 1999. He went through training at the Academy of Equine Dentistry in Idaho in 2006, then partnered up with his wife Lucinda and her veterinary services. Wayne passed away in 2016 but he was and Lucinda is interested in and involved in helping to preserve the rural/ranching way of life.
    Wayne's family still owns/operates the family homestead in Duncan  and Lucinda helps with the cattle whenever she can get away for a few days!
​John Ladd, Chairman
    John and his wife, JoBeth ranch at the San Jose Ranch near Bisbee, and have been doing so for 38 years.   
    John grew up ranching with his father, Jack Ladd, HNRCD Advisor, and mother 
Marie, and he is a proud 4th generation area rancher. 

     John was away from home attending Northern Arizona University and Arizona Carpenter Apprenticeship but returned in 1989 to carry on the ranching tradition.

    John and JoBeth married in 1977 and have three sons. The Ladds raise Hereford and Black Angus cattle. 

Mike Hayhurst, Supervisor
    Mike and Jeannie Hayhurst purchased the Brookline Ranch in 1988. When it was purchased it was extremely overgrazed and all the improvements were in a state of complete disrepair. They started with a herd of less than 20 cows and have built the ranch to a 100 head cow/calf operation. They’ve worked with the NRCS to develop deferred grazing plans, pasture rotation, improved waters, internal fencing, and brush control to make the ranch very productive.  

    Mike and Jeannie are committed conservationists who also believe American agricultural production is necessary for our national security. They have been particularly successful with the use of SPIKE in the eradication of brush. Their commitment to range restoration led to them being selected the 2006 Range Managers of the Year by the Society for Range Management.  

    Mike, a chemist by education and a long time school teacher and high school football coach, has served on the Hereford NRCD Board and has been their representative on the Upper San Pedro Partnership. Mike is a native Arizonan and comes from an Arizona territorial ranching family.  

Steve Boice, Supervisor
      Steve Boice became an Advisor of the Hereford NRCD in 2018.  He was appointed as a supervisor in 2020.  Steve was raised on the Empire Ranch in Sonoita, Arizona.
He worked at heavy construction, contracting at various mines in Arizona for many years. He is currently co-founder of Horse'n Around Rescue in Hereford, Arizona.