Our Family & Team
Fort Klamath Ranch Enterprizes, LLC is owned by Darryl and Deborah Goodson and their family. Family members include daughter Katie Goodson along with Matt and Charly Goodson and their son Colt.
Darryl spent his first career building highways, water systems and dams utilizing his degrees in Civil Engineering and Management. His projects now center around developing the property, Wagyu cattle genetics along with fish hatchery function and science. He is also on the faculty at Stanford University where he teaches a Fall class in Engineering Management as well as coach the academic teams in construction engineering. Deb is a teacher who became a home maker for the family upon their arrival. She also serves as well as a pragmatic voice in ranch operations.
Matt earned a college degree in Animal Science complimented by a Masters in Business Administration degree. His beef industry experience ranges from working as a shift supervisor in Cargill’s massive cattle slaughter and processing plant in Fresno, CA up to a nation wide meat product development and sales position at the executive level.
Charly (Conrad) brings a BS in Animal Science and Kansas cattle ranching roots to the family business along with a great deal of product shipping knowledge from her current management position with a nationwide trucking corporation
Kate brings her college degrees in Business Administration and Marketing to the business from the tech industry where she works on a national level.
A successful ranch and cattle program however, depend on deep experience that can only be gained over a lifetime. Richie Lockrem has been with the Fort Klamath Ranch since it’s inception. He lives here as well and manages the day to day progress. Richie has a broad, all around experience base and came to the Fort Klamath Ranch after over 25 years as ranch foreman on the massive 7-Mile Ranch located just across the valley. His wife Suzi was born and raised on that same ranch and is a valued voice of experience as well. They and their adult children have always been active in raising and showing animals at the fair as well as supporting youth programs. Our summer help typically comes from the local high school where Suzi works.
Hatchery operations are being ably handled by Frank Mele who came on board in January of 2020. Frank holds a Bachelors and Masters in Fisheries Biology.