Learn All About Ken Hilleman
Title: Buildings & Grounds Manager
Originally From: St. Louis County, Bridgeton, Missouri, moved to Texas in 1981
Experience: Criminal Justice Major, 25 years with the Houston Police Department, Retired. I have a long history of home repair, remodeling, wood working, and general maintenance.
Why I love and protect nature: My grandfather had two small farms in Middletown, Missouri. At a very small age I learned about land management, and growing corn and soy beans. There were also black angus cattle on the farm and a couple of horses. Our family was able to hunt quail and deer on the property. My family also enjoyed the Missouri State Parks and we did a lot of fishing for rainbow trout in the current river. I also had an opportunity to work on a 1400-acre wheat ranch located in Wyoming when I was 14 years old. So I learned from a very young age about the importance of farming, hunting and fishing, and I want my kids and their kids to have nature to enjoy. And I am surrounded by several family members including my wife who are Hill Country Master Naturalists.
Why I work at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm: I am outdoor person. I like repairing things and I like the various tasks. I am a people person and pretty good handyman.