Meet Our Team
Travis Krause, co-founder of Parker Creek Ranch and Ranch Consulting & Marketing Solutions, was born and raised on his family's ranch in South Texas. He was profoundly influenced by the writing and teaching of early leaders in the industry like Joel Salatin, Greg Judy and Allan Nation.
Travis earned a B.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University and worked for several years abroad in India, Ecuador, other developing countries. He soon realized the practical limitations of his work and felt the need to learn more about agriculture. Upon returning to his family ranch he studied and experimented with sustainable agriculture techniques and production methods, business management, and a broad variety of subjects pertaining to agriculture. The culmination of these experiences and experimentation have lead him down a path of success and leadership in regenerative agriculture.
Mandy Krause is co-founder of Parker Creek Ranch, a regenerative agriculture business that uses a systems approach to management to support ecosystem function through the production of grass-fed beef and pasture-raised poultry. Specializing in research and education, Mandy is a driven steward of the land and passionate about the relationships between agriculture production, wildlife and natural resource conservation, and people.
She has over 10 years of experience as an environmental educator and works to connect people to nature through farm tours, education programs for youth, landowner field days, and train-the-trainer workshops which has included a SARE Professional Development Project “Farming for the Future” Adopting Sustainable Agriculture Practices. She also works as a consultant for the Welder Wildlife Foundation and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service delivering conservation-based education programs across the state. Through a SARE Producer Grant, Mandy’s current research focus is on effective, landscape-scale water and soil conservation solutions. Her future research efforts are focused on examining the relationships between grazing and wildlife. Mandy’s leadership roles include serving on the Board of Directors for the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Chair of the James Teer Conservation Leadership Institute, and Steering Committee Member of Women of Wildlife. In addition to balancing her business, ranch, and career, Mandy is mom to two young and wild boys, Jack and Max.