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DNR Leadership

Department Executive Team

Michael Styler

Executive Director


Styler has served as executive director of DNR since January 2005. He leads an agency of 1,300 employees, divided among seven divisions read more

Darin Bird

Deputy Director


Bird currently serves as deputy director of DNR. he works closely with the legislature and also works with Utah’s congressional delegation on federal issues. read more

Kerry Gibson

Deputy Director


Gibson currently serves as deputy director of DNR and manages DNR’s geographic information system and oversees several divisions, including oil, gas and mining; wildlife and water rights. read more

Nathan Schwebach

Communications Director


Schwebach joined the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in 2015 as the communications director and public information more

Kaelyn Anfinsen

Executive Assistant


Kaelyn Anfinsen has served as the executive assistant for the Utah Department of Natural Resources since 2009. read more

Department Administrative Team

Todd Royce

Law Enforcement Director


Royce joined DNR in 2018. As law enforcement director, Royce works closely with DNR division leadership and section chiefs to oversee the public safety efforts of the department. read more

Wade Kloos

GIS Director


Kloos is DNR’s GIS director. He manages and assists seven divisions with innovative ways to implement GIS technology. read more

Roger Lewis

Finance Director


Roger became the Finance Director for the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in April of 2017. read more

Mike Tribe

Human Resources Director


Tribe has been the human resource field office director since 2017. He is responsible for consulting with agency management on HR strategies and needs. read more

Bill Boudreau

Information Technology Director


Boudreau joined DNR in 2013 as the information technology director where he overseeing DNR’s application development, maintenance and desktop support. read more

Tyler Thompson

Watershed Director


Tyler Thompson has worked for the Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) since 1997 starting his career as a seasonal employee collecting vegetation trend data for DNR’s Division of Wildlife Resources Range trend program. read more

Christopher Keleher

Species Recovery Director


Keleher has served as DNR’s director of Recovery Programs since 2018, which includes June Sucker Recovery Implementation Program. read more

Division Directors

Brian Cottam

Forestry, Fire and State Lands Director


Cottam is the Utah State Forester and Director of the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands and administers numerous forestry programs. read more

John Baza

Oil, Gas and Mining Director


Baza was appointed in May 2005 and leads the division’s efforts in petroleum development, coal and mineral mining, and abandoned mine reclamation. read more

Jeff Rasmussen

Parks and Recreation Interim Director


Rasmussen’s primary responsibilities include supervision of division staff who administers the affairs of Utah’s 44 state parks, off-highway vehicle program, and state boating program. read more

Eric Millis

Water Resources Director


Eric Millis is the director of the Utah Division of Water Resources (DWRe) and has served as Utah’s interstate streams commissioner since November 2013. read more

Kent Jones

State Engineer/Water Rights Director


Jones was appointed in 2009 and is responsible for the general administration of Utah’s waters and its measurement, appropriation, apportionment and distribution. read more

Mike Fowlks

Wildlife Director


An avid hunter and a longtime career in wildlife law enforcement, Mike Fowlks has more than 24 years experience with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. read more

Rick Allis

State Geologist/Geological Survey Director


Allis became director and state geologist in 2000 and He is responsible for ensuring UGS follows the powers and duties as defined in state code. read more