Lee Knox is the late comer to the mountain west within the Right To Roam group – he was born in Odessa, Texas and moved to southwestern Wyoming when he was 13. Lee comes from an avid fishing and hunting family. He started off at a young age following his dad and grandpa with his B.B. gun on pheasant, dove and quail hunts. Due to the price of leases, and lack of public lands in Texas, his family didn’t hunt big game. Lee feels this only amplified his passion for wildlife and public lands. Moving to Wyoming was a game changer – after school, as soon as he had a driver’s license, he was hunting, fishing, trapping or just exploring the “hills.” This all led to a degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Wyoming and a career as a professional wildlife biologist. Currently, his life is pretty occupied raising two daughters. Lee and his wife strive to get them outside and instill in them the same passion for the outdoors that they have. Lee is a generalist hunter and fisherman and shoots traditional bows as a stress reliever and addiction.
Christopher Sheets was born and raised in northwestern Wyoming, where he was fortunate enough to spend his childhood in the deep wilderness surrounding the greater Yellowstone area. The environment in which he was raised afforded him many intimate encounters with wildlife and the spaces they inhabit. This upbringing solidified his passion to continue to understand the natural world and the threats to these systems. In 2007 he completed his degree in Wildlife Biology and has since worked as a backcountry guide, wilderness horse packer, and professional wildlife biologist. His newest venture is co-hosting a podcast with a great group of guys that are passionate about conservation and science-based discussion. Like most of the guys in the group, he is an avid archery hunter, horse packer and science nerd.
Adam Teten grew up near the East Gate of Yellowstone in Cody, Wyoming where he was able to cut his teeth on some of the finest and most variable public land this nation has to offer. Those early experiences fostered his appreciation and understanding of what truly constitutes a public asset, and how public lands define a part of our American heritage. From high country elk and mule deer hunts to watershed bird hunting and everything in between, Adam’s experiences as a sprotsman define his appreciation for conservation. He feels that we as stewards owe it to ourselves, our children and the generations yet to come to work to fully understand not only what we have been given, but how we can ensure that this legacy lives on – and does so in a manner that can survive in perpetuity. In his “spare” time, Adam can be found coaching one of his three kids in any of their various activities, instilling in them his love and appreciation of the outdoors, enjoying the company of his bride, volunteering with a myriad of NGOs and local community endeavors and hunting/fishing/hiking/camping as much as possible.
Sam Lockwood is the smallest and most attractive of this fearsome foursome. He grew up in a small town in southwestern Wyoming that was surrounded by public land – both BLM and Forest Service. Growing up as the son of a wildlife biologist, he had the opportunity to see firsthand how important public land is, not only for wildlife but for agriculture, recreation, and as part of our western heritage. Like the other hosts, Sam is an avid outdoorsman – whether it’s floating his drift boat in search of big fish or chasing elk, most of his spare time is spent in the hills. Along with hunting and fishing, he also enjoys training horses and making primitive weaponry.