Craig Allen

As the current Chairman of the Back Country Horsemen of Utah, I am dedicated to the education of the public, our members, and public land managers on the proper use of pack and saddle stock on public land and I am an advocate for this use. I also support land managers through participation in service projects that benefit all trail users and management organizations.
As a result, I have been asked to participate in several planning and policy meetings with local, state and federal managers to provide the equestrian point of view. I am the current Chairman of the Utah Recreational Trail Advisory Committee helping to administer Recreational Trail Program grants all over Utah.
In 2007, I became a Leave No Trace Master Educator. In 2013, I became the Utah State Advocate for Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics and thoroughly enjoy teaching others, in small or large groups, how we can work and play on our public lands while minimizing the impact of that use
In addition to trail riding, packing and playing with horses, I am an avid hiker, snowshoers, have done some trail running, and try to use my bicycle instead of my car whenever possible.
I live in Hooper, Utah with my wife Connie, 1 cat, 5 horses and 2 mules. I grew up overseas as an “Air Force brat” and joined the USAF after graduation from the University of Oklahoma. I am a retired USAF officer and a retired Program Director for Northrop Grumman Technical Systems in Clearfield, Utah, where I was Director of the ICBM Sustainment Program and got to lead “rocket scientists.”