Conrad Kramer will be stepping down from his leadership role as executive director of Whiterock Conservancy this fall for a move back to California.

Kramer said, “My wife has followed me and my career for a long time, now it is my turn to follow her and her bright career opportunities with the State of California.”

During his time at Whiterock Conservancy, Kramer oversaw significant expansion of the recreational amenities including the addition of 15 miles of single track mountain bike trails, 6 miles of equestrian trails, expanded and improved multi-use trails, a new RV campground, improved campground amenities, and development of staff offices and a new meeting venue at the Bur Oak Visitor’s Center. Visitation to Whiterock and donor support has also increased significantly.

“The Whiterock Board of Directors is really going to miss working with Conrad,” said Board President Duane Sand. “His abilities and his passion for land conservation and outdoor recreation was just what Whiterock needed for the expansion phase that he led us through.”

Conrad plans to continue to work for conservation in California. “It won’t be hard to find a new challenge,” Conrad says. “But it will be hard to find an organization with the amazing potential of Whiterock or the opportunity to regularly work out on the land.”

A search committee is working to fill his shoes. Interested applicants can click to see the job description and learn more at