Larry was born and raised in South Texas where he lived on his family’s small cattle outfit. He served in the US Army after graduating from high school. Larry covered a lot of the West, working on numerous ranches in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Montana, and Wyoming in his younger years. He landed in Wyoming in 1979 and he’s been involved in Wyoming ranching and agriculture ever since. Some of the highlights of his cowboying career include trailing a herd of loose horses on horseback for 450 miles from Hamilton Dome, to Carbondale, Colorado in 1984. Throughout the years he has managed several ranches in Wyoming and contracted with the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, as a facilitator of the Coordinated Resource Management Program and mediator between federal agencies and private landowners. In 2009, he and his wife, Chris, took the opportunity to start running their own cattle operation in Hot Springs and Fremont counties, which they continue to manage.