Carolyn Vogel is a nationally recognized conservationist with thirty-nine years of combined leadership and management, operations, and organizational development experience, in the public, non-profit and private (for-profit sectors) in Texas. Ms. Vogel had a 31-year career with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and spearheaded the development of the Texas Land Trust Program and the Texas Land Trust Council (TLTC) within the agency. After her retirement from TPWD, Carolyn and her board established TLTC as a 501(c)(3) organization and she served as the founding Executive Director. In 2008, Ms. Vogel created Texas Conservation Connection (TCC), LLC, which works in the business areas of conservation real estate, conservation finance, conservation education and organizational development. In 2016, Ms. Vogel secured her real estate license to work as an independent farm and ranch real estate specialist in the Hill Country Division of her long time colleague, broker/owner, Cynthia Inman, Ranch Connection, LLC. Ms. Vogel hails from and is a landowner near Stonewall, in Gillespie County, Texas, where her family continues a farming-ranching operation established in the 1840s. Ms. Vogel finds her roots in the land and water and the preservation and restoration of our history, heritage and culture. Ms. Vogel currently resides in Austin and offices in Bee Cave, Texas. Her daughter, Kassi Scheffer, works for the Texas Wildlife Association. Ms. Vogel and Ms. Scheffer own Harvested, a retail antiques and vintage business in New Braunfels, Texas.