Paul Quade Esq. – Executive Director
Over the last 25 years Paul E. Quade, Esq. has been a criminal and civil litigator, representing clients in the most weighty affairs of life. He has tried over a hundred cases, including three Capital Murder trials to verdict. From his first DUI acquittal in 1993 – before he was even formally licensed – to the most recent 1st Degree Murder “Not Guilty” in 2016, Paul has been a skilled, well-respected and successful warrior in the litigation trenches. Yet, Paul’s first intellectual passion was the intersection of governmental affairs with business, natural resource, land use and environmental issues. Which is why he is now focusing his law practice in those arenas. The skill sets he as learned, from effective negotiation and conflict resolution to tactical courtroom combat, have honed a professional persona that is formidable and effective.
Paul is also an avid outdoorsman, with a history ranging from big-wall climbing in the Red Rocks of Southern Nevada, to cycling, skiing, kayaking, as well as his absolute favorite: dual sport motorcycle riding. Being a native Nevadan – while exploring extensively around the world – the Great Basin has always been his home territory. Traveling the relatively untrampled “Wild West”, being free to roam and be in commune with the high desert, has always called to him spiritually.
After graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park (cum laude with double majors in Government and Sociology) he ventured back out west to attend the University of California at Davis, King Hall School of Law. At U.C. Davis, he focused on environmental and governmental law, studying water; natural resources; public lands; Native American law; as well as doing independent study with Daniel Fessler of the California Public Utilities Commission. Paul also edited and wrote for the Environmental Law Journal, Environs, and helped organize several environmental law conferences, including one on environmental justice.
At this time Paul is combining his passion for the outdoors with his legal and governmental expertise to help you reach your goals with an eye towards sustainability and creativity in how to get things done within a community and State. Let him utilize his expertise and skills to benefit your organization.
Mathew Giltner – Managing Director
Mathew is a graduate of Thomas Edison State College in Trenton New Jersey, the International Search and Rescue School, dozens of other federal schools, and training programs. He holds several FAA pilot ratings, and FCC radio licenses.
Being born in central New York he grew ups as an avid snowmobiler, and prior to relocating to Nevada was managing the grant program for local snowmobile club, as well as spearheading the mapping initiative for the county OHV clubs. After two decades in federal service he moved on and spent a few years flying high performance jet aircraft, while finding time to pursue the lucrative career as an air race pilot, one of the many motor sports where anyone can make a small fortune – out of a big one.
After relocating to Nevada Mathew took on the role of Outreach Coordinator with the Pine Nut Mountains Trails Association, as well as the Western Regional Director of One Voice for the Off-Road community, He is a State Partner for Nevada with National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, and he was recently has asked to join the board of directors for American Trails, a position he chuckles and notes ‘someone gets to be the token gas powered representative’.
Mathew brings in an ethic of positive stewardship and growth among the Off-Road Community to remind everyone that we must all work together and add value to the Off-Road community to ensure we can continue to recreate on our Public Lands. Mathew is also the Trail Boss of SSORA’s Podcast “Nevada Off-Road”
When not advocating for Off-Road recreation, he can be found out in the deep desert camping and riding, volunteering on desert races, or working on his recent “Barn Find” an early 1970s Jeep CJ5. He lives in the Carson Valley, and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.