James Lindsey, Secretary/Treasurer/Education Supervisor

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 Chair

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, Chair
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. 

Pat Call, Supervisor

​Pat Call first came to the area in 1951. Call lives in the Sierra Vista area with his wife Trish and has two grown sons – both born and raised in Sierra Vista. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology and is a Vietnam era veteran.

He was appointed to the Sierra Vista Planning and Zoning Commission in 1991 and served on that commission until 2001. In 2001 he was first elected to the Cochise County Board of Supervisors and subsequently served five 4-year terms in that position. In 2019 he was appointed to fill the position of Presiding Judge for the Sierra Vista Justice Court. Mr. Call retired from public service on December 31, 2020.

Call has been instrumental in a number of water programs and efforts over the years. These include: 
• Upper San Pedro Partnership (past chairman and member of the executive committee) 
• Founding member of the Cochise Conservation and Recharge Network (CCRN)
• The Cochise Water Project, Executive Director
• Served on many state and local water and growth task forces/commissions to include the Governor’s appointee to the Arizona Water Resources Development Committee (past commission member & chair of the legislative recommendations work group)
• Hereford Natural Resource Conservation District, past board member
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.