Our Owners


In 2015 Byron and Sandra bought the Y.O. Ranch Headquarters and have started the renovation and restoration of the historic ranch.

Byron Sadler
Owner

Originally from East Texas Byron now resides on the Two Dot Ranch in the Texas Hill Country.

He served in the Army’s 49th Armored Division.

Byron is a Mason, a member of the Velasco Lodge 757.  He is a 32nd degree member of El Mina Schriners, Galveston Court and a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, Galveston Court #097.

Byron has hunted on all (6) continents, hunting in Africa (24) times, Asia (11) times, Europe (5) times, the Arctic (2) times, South America (1) time, the South Pacific (2) times and North America including Mexico, Canada, British Columbia and Alaska too many times to count.

He was the third bowhunter to receive Safari Club International’s World Hunting Award Ring in 2008 and the second bowhunter to receive SCI’s World Conservation and Hunting Award in 2010.  He was the Houston Safari Club Outstanding Hunter of the Year in 2002 and in 2008 Houston Safari Club introduced a new award titled the Byron G. Sadler International Bowhunting Award and Byron was the first recipient.

Byron was President, CEO and founder of Industrial Specialists, L.L.C. a specialty contractor for the petrochemical and refinery industry.  He started the business in 1976 and built the company to one of the largest on the Gulf Coast doing over $200,000,000.00 in sales in 2006.   He sold the company to his employees by setting up an ESOP and has retired to run his exotic game and cattle ranch.

In 1998 Byron was selected to be an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Houston, TX.  He served as President, Trustee and was a Board Member of The Brazosport Fine Arts Center.  He is still a Trustee for BFAC Museum.

He was on the board of Southwest Insulation Contractors and served as President from 1998 to 2000.  In 2012 the SWICA Board named the Byron Sadler Craft Competition in his honor.

The Brazosport Community College opened the Byron & Sandra Sadler Science and Health Technology Complex in 2011 named in honor of their commitment to the college.  In 2013 Byron was presented with an Associate in Letters Honorary Degree from Brazosport College, the first to be awarded in 34 years.

Byron is currently the Co-Chair of the Combat Marine Outdoors Advisory Committee, is serving as a Director for the Hunter Legacy 100 Fund, is on the advisory board for SCIF and is on the board of the Hunter Proud Foundation.

He served on the Board of The Houston Safari Club as a Director and is currently a Director on the Weatherby Board.

Byron is a Life Member of SCI, Houston Safari Club, Dallas Safari Club, NRA, SCI Houston Chapter, Texas Hill Country Chapter of SCI, Ovis/Grand Slam, Wild Sheep Foundation, Exotic Wildlife Association, Texas Wildlife Association, and Texas Bighorn Society.  He is also a member of Shikar Safari Club International, the Alamo Chapter of SCI and a Founding member of The Hunter Legacy 100 Fund.

Sandra Sadler
Owner

Sandra is a native Texan, born in Austin and raised in Arlington.

Byron and Sandra were married in 1976 and together have four children and five grand-children.

In 1976 Byron and Sandra formed Industrial Specialists, L.L.C. where Sandra served as Secretary-Treasurer and was responsible for the office and banking.

During her career with Industrial Specialists Sandra was very involved with Associated Builders and Contractors serving on the Texas Gulf Coast Board of Directors for fourteen years.  During that time she served as President of the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter and the Texas State Associated Builders & Contractors.  She was the first woman president for both organizations.  She was also on the National Board of ABC for eight years.

Sandra also served on the Foundation Board for Brazosport Community College and is currently the Co-Chair, with Byron, for the Combat Marine Outdoors Advisory Committee.

Sandra’s service to Houston Safari Club includes being the first woman president in 2004 – 2005, Ladies Luncheon Chair in 2000, Co-Convention Chairman with Byron in 2001 and serving on the Board of Directors for six years.

Sandra is a Life Member of Safari Club International, SCIF Education Sables, Houston Safari Club, Dallas Safari Club, National Rifle Association, the SCI Houston Chapter, Ovis/Grand Slam, Wild Sheep Foundation, Exotic Wildlife Association, and the Texas Hill Country Chapter of SCI.

She is also a member of Shikar Safari Club International, NRA Women’s Leadership Forum, and the Alamo Chapter of SCI.  She is a founding member of SCIF Hunter Legacy 100 Club.

Sandra has served on the SCI Education Committee and the SCI Fundraising Committee and on the Executive Committee as a Vice President for the 2013/2014 term.  She has been a trustee for the SCIF Hunter Legacy 100 since its inception was on the SCIF Advisory Committee, and is currently serving as a Director for SCIF.

She was President of SCIF Education Sables for the 2013-2014 term and served as Vice President, Treasurer, Director, Benefit Awards Chair, and Scholarship Chair.

Sandra has hunted on all (6) continents and has been honored for her hunting achievements receiving SCI’s Diana Award in 2005 and Houston Safari Club’s Outstanding Woman Hunter of the Year in 2001.  She has had many of her trophy animals recognized with awards over the years and has earned SCI’s Crowning Achievement, Zenith Award and the SCI Pinnacle of Achievement at the 4th level.

Y.O. Headquarters Team


Kevin: YO Ranch Headquarters Tour Guide
Kevin Abell
Director of Hunting
& Head Guide

Kevin has worn many hats during his career but being a Professional Hunter is the one that fits best. In addition to guiding hunters on their dream adventures here at the Y.O. Headquarters he has also guided clients in South Africa and New Zealand.

 

Kevin: YO Ranch Headquarters Tour Guide
Debbie Hagebusch
Director of Tourism
& Tour Guide

Debbie is your go-to person if you want to book a special event such as family and corporate retreats, weddings, parties and more.  She has also been guiding tours here for years and knows all there is to know about the amazing animals on this ranch.

Verna Callan
Office Manager
& Tour Guide

Verna is our front office manager, tour guide, and special events associate. If you want to book any of the many things we offer, you can call her.

Also, Verna may be your tour guide on one of the three tours we offer or you can find her helping with a special event you might book.

Lisa Watson
Front Desk
& On-Site Manager

 

Zach Sager
Analyst

 

Joseph Prudhomme
Wildlife Intern

 

 

Corey Barrett
Guide