Application for Executive Director for Pioneer Bluffs


Letter from the Board President:

On behalf of the Pioneer Bluff’s Board of Directors I am writing to tell you that we are beginning our search for our next Executive Director. Lynn Smith, Pioneer Bluffs Executive Director since our beginning in 2008 has told us that it is time for her to retire. Sadly, we accept her decision.

For the first fifteen years, through renovation of the huge white barn and all the growing pains of a young organization, Lynn worked tirelessly. Her previous expertise in the non-profit arena and her professionalism over-all were keys to Pioneer Bluff’s success. She ensured that the Board’s visions became reality. We thank her for all she has done, and we wish her well.

The Board now turns to the search for a new Executive Director to continue exploring the ranching heritage of the Flint Hills. We seek a person with non-profit management experience, who is enthusiastic about our mission and has good organizational, leadership, and interpersonal relationship skills. A background in ranching would be advantageous.

Please feel free to share news of Lynn’s retirement and our search for a new Executive Director. Deadline for applications is March 20, 2023.

For questions or comments regarding the search, please contact me, Nancy Mattke, at 316-833-8904 or email at

Nancy Mattke
Board President