Rudy Soto started as the indigenous leaders organizer for Western Leaders Network (WLN). He will continue to be based in his hometown of Nampa. Western Leaders Network is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting western lands and building healthy, sustainable and resilient communities. WLN brings together environmentally conscious local leaders in the Interior West — Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming — to advance environmental stewardship. In this new role, he will apply his prior experience working with national tribal advocacy organizations as well as on energy and environmental issues as a former congressional staffer to advance WLN’s mission of protecting the West’s land, air and water.