Zane assumed the role of Cattle Operations Manager in June 2020 and serves to ensure the execution of a cattle and rangeland management strategy that meets the overall goals of the East Foundation.
Zane comes from a ranching background; he was raised in Big Spring, Texas where his family owns and operates a cow/calf operation throughout west Texas. He graduated from Tarleton State University in 2014 with a B.S. in Wildlife Management, Production Concentration. During his last summer at Tarleton, he worked for the East Foundation as an intern. After graduating, he eventually returned to the Foundation as the Assistant Livestock Manager where he managed the Las Coloraditas Grazing Research and Demonstration Area. In 2018, Zane was accepted into the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management at Texas A&M University - Kingsville where he graduated with an M.S. in Ranch Management in 2020.
Zane and his wife Sarah live on the San Antonio Viejo where they are passionate about the beef industry, land stewardship, animal husbandry, and the ranching lifestyle.