About Us

Licensed to broker transactions in Wyoming and Montana and South Dakota.  We believe landowners are the stewards of wildlife, food supply, open spaces, and opportunity. We finds no greater reward than bringing a successful real estate transaction together and believe there is no substitute for boots on the ground, sincere relationships, and a quality team. We understand the emotional and financial impact this process has on the Buyer and the Seller.  We are ready to go to work for you and are just a call, text, or email away.


1031 Exchange • Large to Small Parceling • Grazing and other Leases • Easements and other Agreements • Water Rights and other Due Diligence • World Wide Marketing and Negotiating • Hunting, Fishing and Conservation • Production and Carrying Capacity • Title and Escrow


Charlie Powers

Owner/Broker

Charlie Powers

Owner/Broker

 Call or Text: 307-217-2777   Email: charlie@powerslandbrokerage.com

Charlie has been working with land, natural resources, and livestock since being raised on the family's fifth generational ranch which is still in operation on the Laramie River near Wheatland, Wyoming. He has firsthand experience with production agriculture, timber harvest, subsurface development, water rights, and conservation agreements. He is currently licensed in Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota.  Charlie has personally negotiated over 200 real estate transactions ranging from commercial to residential to farm/ranch totaling over $200 Million.  Each transaction is the moment for Buyers and Sellers to achieve personal goals including 1031 exchange, legacy management, lifestyle change, and return on investment.   Charlie has a passion for working with landowners as they work diligently to balance use with opportunity.

Growing up as a ranch kid he saved for college from 4-H and FFA projects, fence building contracts, and other Ag related work around Lusk, Wyoming. After earning a Bachelor in Business from the University of Wyoming, he and his wife sought adventure in Alaska. He owned a wilderness lodge and a commercial fishing operation on Kodiak Island. He built a successful real estate business and received the distinction of being the highest grossing single agent office in Alaska.  Charlie was then recruited to be Vice President for Koniag, Inc., an Alaska regional native corporation with gross sales of $180M annually and owners of 300,000 surface acres and 800,000 subsurface acres. He was responsible for 120 mmbf of timber sales; $56M in conservation easements; a large-scale armor stone quarry; mineral exploration; and construction of a corporate headquarters office and the Kodiak Brown Bear Center.  Charlie is the Owner-Broker of Powers Land Brokerage, LLC and in the 18 months since launching the brand has transacted $36M in sales on 14 ranches covering over 40,000 acres.

Charlie and his family live in Sheridan, Wyoming where the home office is located. His wife Kathy, is principal of Big Horn Elementary. Together, they have two boys one of whom attends the US Air Force Academy and the other is graduating Black Hills State University. Charlie has reputation for being honest, hardworking, and determined.   Charlie is an avid outdoorsman and sports fan.  He always puts his clients’ interests first and works with community and industry to move important initiatives forward.  He believes in an honest days work and the value of a sincere handshake.

Scott Crosby

Sales Associate

Scott Crosby

Sales Associate

Call or Text: 307-272-7421   Email: scott@powerslandbrokerage.com

Scott is a 5th generation farmer and rancher. He grew up on the back of a horse and in the seat of a tractor. These experiences have taken him from land in the Big Horn Basin to the top of the BIg Horn Mountains where they run cows. Scott is the youngest of four boys and worked side by side with his brothers on the family farm and ranch. The ranch consists of Black Angus cows and on the farm they grow sugar beets, malt barley, wheat, alfalfa, alfalfa seed, corn and at times sunflower seeds. He has gained valuable experience in agriculture and understands what it takes to make an operation work and be successful. 

Scott earned a Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Business/Economics from BYU-Idaho and a Master's In Business Administration from the University of Utah where he met his wife Valerie. Upon receiving his MBA, he went back to work on the family farm and ranch and traveled across the country teaching producers about risk management in agriculture both on the production side and the financial side of an operation. This work has taken Scott to over 25 different states where he has talked to countless producers about their concerns in agriculture from cranberry and rice producers to all commodities in between. Once his family started to grow he decided he wanted to be home more so he became a Certified General Appraiser and is licensed in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota and Idaho. He specializes in agricultural and recreational properties. Through this work he stays busy and informed on what is impacting the value of land and what is most important to sellers and buyers in the market. 

Scott and his family live in Cowley, Wyoming. Cowley is located towards the top of the state of Wyoming and is where Scott grew up. He and his wife Valerie have 4 children (Layla 11, Gary 8, Jill 4, Lucy 2). His family is the most important thing to him and brings him the most happiness in life. Scott is involved in his local community from coaching sports of all ages to serving on the Cowley Town Council. 

Phil Hastings

Sales Associate

Phil Hastings

Sales Associate

Call or Text: 406-665-5484   Email: phil@powerslandbrokerage.com

Phil Hastings, a native Montanan and a keen outdoorsman has spent most of his professional career steeped in the agricultural industry. Phil’s passion for the outdoors and entrepreneurial drive lead him to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and minor in Ag. Business from Montana State University.

Phil’s natural knack for sales and marketing (and desire to explore un-tapped hunting and fishing opportunities) landed him his first role as a Wheat Management Specialist for Koch Agriculture Company in Blackfoot Idaho. While at Koch, Phil managed an Identity Preserve wheat program on roughly 20,000 acres and learned the priceless skill of fostering producer/client relationships and the art form of being a true steward of the land.

You can take the boy out of Montana, but you can’t take Montana out of the boy…Was the theory behind Phil and his wife’s move back to Montana soon after their first son Hayden was born. Phil continued developing his sales/marketing skills while being an Agronomy Production Specialist for well known fertilizer corporation in Hardin, MT before deciding to, “take the bull by the horns.”

In August 2001 Phil took a calculated risk and opened Bighorn Ag. Service Inc. As a business owner, Phil strengthened his skills in the art of negotiations, understand the value of client relationships, and earned the business of local farmers to the tune of over $10 million in sales within the first 5 years. Phil successfully built-up, marketed and sold his business in April of 2012.

Phil and his wife Shalisha along with their two boys Hayden, and Trayson had opportunity to move to Wyoming in 2008 and have been in the Sheridan area ever since. If Phil and Shalisha are not off watching the boys wrestle or playing football, you surely can catch them in the Bighorn Mountains hunting or fishing or just relaxing.  

KERRY POWERS

Strategic Partner

KERRY POWERS

Strategic Partner

Kerry is the founding owner of Squaw Mountain Consulting, LLC.    Kerry has been committed to improving farm and range land since receiving his Bachelors in Forestry, Outdoor Recreation, and Resource Managment from Colorado State University.   He has worked with numerous boards, commissions, and producers to pioneer effective resource conservation practices.  His knowledge of soil and range composition and how to maximize a property through sound management practices is unparalleled.    He has worked in both the private and public sector in nearly every aspect of land ownership:  •NRCS District Conservationist   •Wyoming Game and Fish Commissioner  •Chairman Platte County Conservation District  •Wyoming Animal Damage Management Board  •Right of Way Agent for Union Pacific Railroad •Past Owner-Broker Cedardale Properties, LLC   •Wyoming Stock Growers Association.

Kerry was raised along the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming and Southern Montana.  He has fond memories of jumping south bound trains to work on his grandfathers farm outside Sheridan and participating in buffalo hunts on the Big Horn Mesas.   Kerry was active duty in Libya and Iran while serving his country in the United States Army as a certified topographic surveyor.

Upon his return to the states he married Clara Rietz and they started their family on their ranch west of Wheatland, Wyoming.  The Powers family eventually moved around the state of Wyoming during his tenure as a District Conservationist for the Soil Conservation Service.  Kerry then retired from civil service and applied his experience with landowners in the private sector as a consultant.  He also became very active in many boards that are charged with managing resources.

Kerry and Clara live and work on the family Ranch, which supports 100 cow calf pairs.  Kerry applies the conservation and enhancement strategies he has honed over the years.  Squaw Mountain Consulting works with lenders in valuation services; land owners with range inventories; and other professional assessments of how to make the land work for production, wildlife, and generational ownership.