Meet Our Staff

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Jerry Jost

Executive Director

jjost@klt.org

Earlier Jerry farmed with his family in south central Kansas. Later he worked with the Kansas Rural Center for two decades with sustainable agriculture. Jerry is a trained mediator. He has worked with KLT since 2008.

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Avery Koerner

Conservation Intern

Avery received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas, and is currently a graduate student in the Urban Planning Program at KU. She is a member of the Kansas Native Plant Society and has volunteered with Friends of the Kaw and Operation Wildlife. 

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Larisa Chambi

Conservation Intern

Larisa has a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Kansas. She is currently a graduate student in the Urban Planning Program at KU. 

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Steven Wahweotten

Conservation Intern 

 Steven is from Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation in Kansas.  He received his bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Kansas.  He is a current graduate student in the KU’s Urban Planning Program.  In his free time he enjoys running and several other outdoor pursuits.