Our History

Lynn Walter Storm, the youngest of five brothers, was born in 1914 in Juneau, Alaska, which was then a territory of the U.S. His father, Lynn Whippo Storm, was a mining geologist working for the Alaska-Juneau Gold Mine.

Lynn’s father was hired by Sun Oil Company and the family moved to El Paso, Texas. He bought a small ranch in Glenco, New Mexico, where the family would spend the summers and the boys would work for ranchers in the area. It was during that time that Lynn acquired his love of ranching. In 1925, the family moved to Austin, TX. Lynn entered the University of Texas in 1934 and graduated with a degree in petroleum engineering. He pursued a career in the petroleum industry until war broke out and then volunteered to join the U.S. Navy.

After the war, Lynn returned to the petroleum industry and formed a consulting company where he designed and developed several drilling tools, two of which were quite successful and secured his future.

He then moved back to Austin where he set out to find a place to pursue his life-long dream of ranching. He began to acquire ranch land southwest of Dripping Springs and started a registered, polled Hereford breeding operation that became one of the top herds in the country.

He worked closely with his son during his last eight years on a project with the Hill Country Conservancy to conserve his beloved ranch and enable his family to continue the legacy he created for them.

A distinguished rancher, engineer, and business leader of Dripping Springs, Texas, Lynn Walter Storm died peacefully on June 29, 2007, with his loving family around him. He was 92.