ABOUT

We are a small, family owned and operated ranch consulting business based in Bozeman, Montana. Established in 1992, we have been helping ranchers become more profitable land stewards for 23 years. We rely on the principles of Holistic Resource Management as a foundation to help our clients thrive financially, ecologically and socially.
Roland Kroos
Co-owner and Principle HM Educator / Consultant

Roland has been providing on-site assistance as well as teaching Holistic Management since 1986. He trained extensively with Allan Savory, founder of Holistic Management, in 1985 and is a recognized Certified Educator with Holistic Management International.

 

In the last 32 years, Roland has helped hundreds of ranches throughout the western United States and Canada become healthier and more productive. He has witnessed the striking potential for positive change that can take place on landscapes and within operations with a little commitment to better planning and managing whole systems.

Roland has a degree in Range and Wildlife Management from the University of Nebraska.  Prior to college, Roland spend most of his youth growing up on a farm along the Platte River valley.  After graduating college, Roland worked for the NRCS for 8 years in Nebraska and Washington state.

 

Roland and his wife, Brenda, live in Bozeman, Montana with their faithful black lab, River.  When not working for Crossroads, you might find Roland skiing on a downhill slope, on a hiking trail in the mountains, or sitting in a brewery enjoying a cold one.

Brenda Kroos
Co-owner and Office Manager

Brenda has been involved with Crossroads Ranch Consulting since its inception in 1992. Over the years she has attended many of the Holistic Management courses and can certainly carry on a conversation with you about the benefits of each one. Starting only part-time with the company, her position has grown into full-time work over the years. Brenda is the office manager as well as the bookkeeper for several of Crossroads’ clients. This involves receiving invoices and entering them into QuickBooks, printing and mailing checks, reconciling accounts and entering information into the Holistic Management Expense and Income worksheet. 

 

Brenda comes from a military background and her college education was in Dental Assisting/Business. She considers herself a life-long learner and is always interested in learning a new skill. Brenda enjoys several hobbies: sewing, gardening and reading. Spending time with her family is a true blessing and gift.

 

Brenda is available to answer questions about QuickBooks, the HM Worksheet or any other information you would need from Crossroads Ranch Consulting.  

Patrick Toomey,

Associate Consultant/Educator

My name is Patrick Toomey, I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA, and went to college in Laramie, WY at the University of Wyoming, graduating with a BS in Rangeland Ecology. After college I worked in the oil and gas industry as a reclamation ecologist. When oil started its downward trend in 2014, I decided to get back to what drove me into Rangeland Ecology in the first place: wildlife habitat restoration and farm and ranch ecology. Starting in 2016, I started working at the InterTribal Buffalo Council (ITBC) as a Range Technician and then as a Technical Services Provider, helping manage over 50 tribal buffalo herds across the country. During my time at ITBC I was introduced to Holistic Management and the light bulb went off. In college, I always believed there were better ways of livestock and wildlife management and in discovering holistic management, I found that there is, in fact, a better way. 

 

Since then I established protocols to help ITBC Tribes function and manage more holistically: to be more inclusive of decision makers, to think of soil health with every management decision, and to utilize a context to test decisions off of. Also at ITBC,  I had the opportunity to develop and provide capacity building training to our herd managers over a variety of topics, including drought, diseases, and land management. I enjoy disseminating scientific information and putting it into terms that lay people can understand and teaching them how to apply the information in the real world.

 

When I found out about the opportunity at Crossroads Ranch Consulting I had to investigate it. I enjoy working with Tribes, but at the end of the day, felt like I could have a bigger impact on agriculture and land management by helping farmers and ranchers manage, maintain, and expand their operations, one /ranch/farm at a time. I am excited and appreciative for the opportunity to help ranchers across the Northern Plains and to educate people on another way to do things and provide and different perspective to their operation. I hope that I can be an asset to CRC and, much more importantly, to our clients and help sustain a way of life and profession that I have a high level of respect for. 

 

Patrick Toomey

cell: 508-259-5427

ptoomey.crc@gmail.com

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We are a small and growing consultancy. We look forward to meeting you and your team and helping you define your goals, develop solutions, and realize success! If you are looking for help in making your land healthy and your operation profitable, let's visit.

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