Meet Our Staff


Jerry Jost

Executive Director

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.


Liz Weslander

Communication Specialist

Liz is long-time Lawrence resident and graduate of KU's School of Journalism. She has been creating stories for local, regional and national publications for almost two decades. She loves traveling to places both near and far.


Avery Koerner

Conservation Associate

Avery received her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from KU in 2015 and is a recent graduate of the KU Urban Planning Program. She previously worked as a Conservation Intern for KLT during her time as a graduate student. In her free time she enjoys hiking and walking her dog, Bella, around Clinton Lake.