Outreach & Communications Manager
Jenny Sanders is fluent in natural resource management. She speaks in both urban and rural Texas dialects when she tells the story of the land.
“I grew up in production agriculture and was trained in natural resources,” said Sanders, who holds her B.S. in rangeland ecology and management and her M.S. in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University.“ In my career, I’ve had the chance to work in the outreach arena with landowners and the general public, getting to know the values of each. I have seen the power of both traditional communication channels, as well as social media—and am excited to harness the messaging power of each on behalf of TALT.” She continued, “I have learned that there is not nearly as much daylight between conservation-minded ranchers and the moderate environmental community as we once assumed. I look forward to finding and illuminating the common ground so that a wide range of Texans can work together to conserve the natural resources we all value so highly.”
Before joining TALT as the Outreach and Communications Manager, Sanders worked as Director of Education and Outreach for the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, as Volunteer Executive Director for Texans for Saving Our Hunting Heritage, Events Coordinator for Temple Ranch, and Conservation Program Coordinator for the Texas Wildlife Association. In addition, she has been a leader in a myriad of conservation efforts ranging from TWA’s Executive, Legislative and Conservation Legacy Committees to TPWD’s Private Lands Advisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the Texas Brigades.
“Texas is rich in natural resources, and rich in heritage,” Sanders said. “TALT plays such a unique role in promoting and conserving both—and I am so excited to play on this team. I can’t wait to tell naturally compelling stories of Texas ag landowners.”
Sanders, lives in Lufkin with her husband, Robert, and sons, Nate and Cade.