Fritz Linney

Director of Ranch Operations

As Director of Ranching Operations for the East Foundation Ranches, Fritz Linney, effectively manages the Foundation’s cattle operations. His experiences in all facets of ranching have been a major contribution to the success and advancement of the ranch. 

A Texas rancher for over 32 years, Fritz is a fourth generation descendant of cattlemen.  His great-great-grandfather settled in Refugio County and began the family line of ranchers. At the age of 13, he began his education in the cattle business under the tutelage of Dudley Campbell, General Manager of the B. K. Johnson Chaparrosa Ranch.

Fritz managed the Nelson and Mark Rockefeller Ranch for 17 years, and created a ranch where cattle, wildlife, and exotic animals co-existed. In this endeavor, he worked closely with Dr. Jim Teer, the Director of the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation.

When Fritz is not working cattle, his second love is horse training, and his uncanny ability to work with horses has earned him the title of “The Refugio Horse Whisperer.” Fritz and his wife, Theresa, live on the San Antonio Viejo Ranch.