Board Directory

Landon Wilson

Board Director

Appointed March 14, 2022

Term Ending March 14, 2026


Landon is a 5th-generation farmer in Montezuma County and a Full-Service Irrigator. His passion for farming brought him back to the area after attending Colorado State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness. Landon enjoys farming alongside his dad on their irrigated and dryland fields. Landon brings a new, younger perspective to the board and hopes he can contribute to preserving agriculture and water in Montezuma and Dolores Counties.

Simon Martinez

Board Vice President

Appointed March 13, 2011

Term Ending March 14, 2023


Simon works as the General Manager of the Ute Mountain Farm & Ranch Enterprise. Ute Mountain Farm & Ranch Enterprise operates 110 center pivots over the tribe’s 7,700-acre farmland. They grow and harvest alfalfa hay, non-GMO corn products, and range feed for a 650 head Tribal cattle herd. Simon also oversees the Bow & Arrow Brand, LLC, launched in 2014, producing non-GMO project verified, gluten-free, and certified kosher products. Simon originally worked on the construction of the Dolores tunnel, gate chamber, and dam spillway. Simon serves as an Ag commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Don Schwindt

Board Secretary-Treasurer

Appointed June 1, 1983

Term Ending July 7, 2023


Don farms 400 acres in the MVIC system south of Cortez. In the past, Don’s other water-related service has included stints on the MVIC Board and Colorado Water Conservation Board. Don is a Board Member of the Family Farm Alliance, a west side organization focused on one mission: To enhance the availability of reliable, affordable irrigation water supplies to Western farmers and ranchers. Currently, Don also serves as Montezuma County’s representative on the Southwestern Water Conservation District board.

Sheldonna Ives

Board Director

Appointed August 1, 2018

Term Ending July 31, 2022

Godwin Oliver

Board President

Appointed November 3, 2015

Term Ending November 2, 2023


Godwin farms approximately 700 irrigated acres in the Fairview and Sandstone Blocks.

Wesley Wilson

Board Director

Appointed November 21, 2016

Term Ending November 21, 2024


Wes, a native of Pleasant View-Yellow Jacket, Colorado, is a full-service irrigator. He has been involved in agriculture his entire life. After graduating from Montezuma-Cortez High School, West attended Colorado State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness. After graduating, he returned to the family farm and started his career in agriculture. Wes has served the local community through numerous organizations, including the Dolores-Montezuma County Farmers Union, Pleasant View Volunteer Fire Department as Fire Chief for 20 years, President of the board of the Southwest Colorado Bean Producers, Inc., and Master of the Ute Mountain Pomona Grange and Yellow Jacket Grange. Wes strives to serve the District by being a common-sense liaison for the constituents of Dolores Water Conservancy District.

Glen Fish

Board Director

Appointed January 2, 2017

Term Ending January 2, 2025


Glen farms in the MVIC system South of Cortez. He also serves on the Montezuma Water Company board.