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DNR Leadership

Department Executive Team

Brian Steed

Executive Director


Brian Steed was appointed DNR executive director in 2019 by Governor Gary R. Herbert. 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
image of Rory Reynolds, new interim director of wildlife resources.

Rory Reynolds

Deputy Director


Reynolds is currently serving as interim director for the Division of Wildlife Resources. As DNR deputy director, he oversees several divisions, including oil, gas and mining; wildlife and water rights. He previously served as assistant director of DWR. read more

Nathan Schwebach

Communications Director


Schwebach joined DNR in 2015 and currently serves at the Department's communications director and public information more

Kaelyn Anfinsen

Executive Assistant


Kaelyn Anfinsen joined DNR in 2009 and currently serves as executive assistant. 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

Enterprise Services Director


Kloos is DNR's enterprise services 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 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 DNR since 1997 starting his career as a seasonal employee collecting vegetation trend data for Division of Wildlife Resources Range Trend 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 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

Todd Adams

Water Resources Director


Todd Adams is the director of the Utah Division of Water Resources (DWRe) and was appointed in 2019. He previously served as the division's deputy director. read more

Teresa Wilhelmsen

State Engineer/Director


Wilhelmsen currently serves director and state engineer for the Division of Water Rights. She is responsible for the administration of Utah's waters, including measurement, appropriation, apportionment and distribution. read more
image of Rory Reynolds, new interim director of wildlife resources.

Rory Reynolds

Interim Wildlife Director


After serving as deputy director for the Department of Natural Resources, Rory Reynolds returned to DWR in 2021 as the division's interim director. read more

R. William (Bill) Keach

State Geologist/UGS Director


Keach became director and state geologist in 2019. He is responsible for ensuring UGS follows the powers and duties as defined in state code. read more