Carolyn Vogel is President of Texas Conservation Connection, a leading consulting firm that helps real estate transactions occur with an eye toward conservation and specializes in Conservation Real Estate, Conservation Finance, Conservation Easement Education, and Organizational Management. Carolyn has served in many capacities related to land conservation, including The Hill Country Land Trust Board, the Native Prairies Association of Texas, and the Hill County Alliance Advisory Board. Carolyn Chaired the Hays County Parks and Open Space Advisory Board, and her early background included extensive experience at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, in multiple areas including State Parks Regional Director, Chief of Park Operations, Land Acquisition, and Manager of the Texas Land Trust Council Program. Carolyn is a published author on conservation issues, including a statewide guide for Texas Landowners created for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Carolyn is passionate about workforce opportunities, and combined with her knowledge of conservation and dedication to the environment, she helps C41 fulfill its mission by finding win-win partnerships that benefit technology, the environment, and workforce opportunities.