Judge Hobbs was appointed and sworn to office on MAY 15th,1982 and is in her 9th term of office.

Dr. Igor Shepherd is Emergency Preparedness Supervisor for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Unit/Wyoming Health Department, and is an Author and Subject Matter Expert with over twenty years’ experience developing curriculum and teaching the dangers and health risks of CBRNE, counter-terrorism, disaster medicine, and public health and safety issues. He graduated from the “Russian Military Medical Academy” in St. Petersburg, Russia, as a Military Physician and Officer in 1988. During his service under USSR/Russia’s “Strategic Rocket Force” he studied in-depth the threats involved on whole populations after scenarios involving nuclear, chemical, and biological releases. In the United States, while working as CEO of his own company, Global Strategic Resources, and as Director and Senior Medical Scientist/Senior Operations Specialist for Keystone International, DOE/NNSA/Lockheed Martin Technologies Inc. and NTS/National Security Technologies Inc., Dr. Shepherd trained thousands of first responders, military personnel, hospital professionals, and government agencies on all manner of counter-terrorism and emergency preparedness.

Dr. Igor Shepherd

Emergency Preparedness Supervisor

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Unit

Wyoming Health Department

Judge Judy Hobbs

Justice of the Peace, Precinct Four

Williamson County, Texas

She is a lifelong resident of Precinct Four in Williamson County and has a rich history of community service.  Her father, A. O. “Pete” Schier was Chief of Police for the City of Taylor for over 30 years and served Williamson County as Interim Sheriff.

Judge Hobbs is a member of the Emergency Management Association of Texas, serves on the State of Texas Child Fatality Review Team Committee and is Chair of Williamson County Child Fatality Review Team.  She has served as President of the State of Texas Justice Court Judges Association and is a life member of the association.  She has served as President and Vice President of the Central Texas Justices of the Peace and Constables Association and is also a life member of that association.   Judge Hobbs is committed to serving her community.  She participates in the Taylor, Hutto and Round Rock Chambers of Commerce, is a member of the Taylor Area Businesswomen, Eastern Star, and Brushy Creek Baptist Church.

Judge Hobbs and her husband, Doyle, have one son, Dee Hobbs, and one daughter, Stormi Brown and son-in-law, Bill.  She is the proud grandparent to eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

2017 Panhandle Regional Preparedness Conference


Kevin is the University Meteorologist for the Office of Emergency Preparedness at the University of Oklahoma. He is responsible for weather forecasting and decision-making for every outdoor event on the OU campus, and serves as an advisor to OU President Boren on all weather matters, including campus closure and event emergency planning. Kevin has also co-authored the University’s weather and communications annexes to the OU Emergency Operations Plan and is responsible for authoring/reviewing the weather plan for every event at OU. In addition, Kevin chairs the Weather Advisory Board for the Event Safety Alliance, and is a contributing writer for Campus Safety Magazine, Protocol - The Journal of the Entertainment Technology Industry, and Event Safety Insights Magazine. He has appeared on numerous national, regional and local media programs including The Weather Channel’s WXGeeks, SXSW Eco, WeatherBrains, and the National Academies of Sciences Distinctive Voices. Kevin is a certified Oklahoma Emergency Manager, the Director of the Oklahoma Climate Survey, and an associate professor in the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences at OU. 

Dr. Kevin Kloesel

Director, Oklahoma Climate Survey

University Meteorologist, OU Office of Emergency Preparedness

National Weather Center