“We are passionate about bridging the gap that exists between those who were born to the land and those who were not.” Co-Authors, David K. Langford & Lorie Woodward Cantu

David K. Langford and Lorie Woodward Cantu have worked together for several decades.  They share personal common ground, growing up on ranches and working in the agricultural and conservation sectors their entire careers.

The team of Langford and Woodward-Cantu has brought the best out in each other to deliver this beautifully photographed and poetically written book.  Together, they have chronicled how the Giles family has kept their ranch together in one contiguous piece and why it matters to all of us.  Langford and Cantu’s shared sense of stewardship, commitment to educating others and penchant for storytelling shine through in the pages of Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations, offering something for everyone.

David-LangfordDavid K. Langford

David K. Langford has helped lead the Texas Wildlife Association since 1986, serving as Executive Vice President from 1990 until 2002.

Langford, whose photographs capture western life, wildlife, and nature, is published worldwide. He and his wife, Myrna, live on their family’s part of the original Hillingdon Ranch, where they have created a nature photography destination.  They have two children, whose families include four grandchildren.

His photography and conservation advocacy efforts have garnered many honors, including having the second Images for Conservation Fund book dedicated to him. This is an exceptional tribute as ICF’s first book was dedicated to Lady Bird Johnson. Click here to read David’s full bio.

Lorie Woodward CantuLorie Woodward Cantu

Lorie Woodward Cantu has worked as a writer and public relations practitioner exploring the intersection of agriculture, natural resources, and public policy for 25 years. Her career, which has included stints in the public and private sector, has taken her across the country and around the world, where she has been enthralled by the people of the land and their stories.

Cantu was reared on a ranch near Lexington, Texas, but now makes her home in San Angelo with her husband, Ruben, who is a wildlife biologist, and their two children, Kate and Will. Click here to read Lorie’s full bio.