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Department Executive Team

Brian Steed

Executive Director
briansteed@utah.gov

801-538-7201


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
darinbird@utah.gov

801-538-7201


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

Rory Reynolds

Interim Deputy Director
roryreynolds@utah.gov

801-538-7201


Reynolds currently serves as interim deputy director of DNR and oversees several divisions, including oil, gas and mining; wildlife and water rights. He is also assistant director of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. read more

Nathan Schwebach

Communications Director
nathanschwebach@utah.gov

801-538-7303


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

Kaelyn Anfinsen

Executive Assistant
kaelynanfinsen@utah.gov

801-538-7201


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

Department Administrative Team

Todd Royce

Law Enforcement Director
troyce@utah.gov

801-538-7201


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
wkloos@utah.gov

801-538-7264


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
rogerlewis@utah.gov

801-537-3206


Roger became the Finance Director for DNR in April of 2017. read more

Mike Tribe

Human Resources Director
miketribe@utah.gov

801-538-7319


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
bboudreau@utah.gov

801-538-7244


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
tylerthompson@utah.gov

801-538-4876


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

Christopher Keleher

Species Recovery Director
christopherkeleher@utah.gov

801-538-7420


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
briancottam@utah.gov

801-538-5389


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
johnbaza@utah.gov

801-538-5334


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
jeffrasmussen@utah.gov

801-538-7336


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
ericmillis@utah.gov

801-538-7250


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
kentljones@utah.gov

801-538-7371


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
mikefowlks@utah.gov

801-538-4708


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

R. William (Bill) Keach

State Geologist/UGS Director
rkeach@utah.gov

801-537-3301


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