A Legacy Of Land

George M. West

George M. “Mitch” West is a 6th generation rancher and has been involved in agriculture his entire life. He was raised on a ranch in western Bexar County. He attended Texas Military Institute and then the University of Texas at Austin where he majored in Finance. Mitch returned to the ranch after college and became involved in the family business, Rio Vista International, Inc., which became the largest bovine embryo transfer facility in the world in the early 1980s and remained in business until 1999. During those years, Mitch worked for some of the most famous ranches in the United States, Canada, Central and South America. This experience gave Mitch unique insight into farming and ranching practices in different parts of the world, and provided him with a valuable network of clients in North and Latin America. Mitch is bilingual and his clients have benefitted from that ability and his network of clients in those countries.

Mitch started his real estate career in 2000 and since then has sold over $300 million of real estate. He became a Broker in 2004 and is honored to be associated with Phyllis Browning Company.

Mitch is a past chairman of the International Committee of the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and a Director Emeritus of that organization. Mitch has been married to his wife Elizabeth for 42 years, and together they have 3 wonderful daughters and 8 terrific grandchildren, as well as 3 exceptional sons-in-law.

George M. “Mitch” West
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Louie Swope

Louie Swope graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture life and science from Texas A&M University, where he lettered as a defensive back on the football team. Upon graduation, Louie moved to San Antonio and began his career at Phyllis Browning Land & Ranch Co. His long-held passion for the outdoors, including hunting and fishing throughout Texas, gives him a wealth of knowledge about land and wildlife. Throughout the year Louie helps guide hunts on the bar fork ranch in South Texas and also assists in managing his family’s ranch on the San Marcus River near Luling. He is an active member of various conservation groups including Texas Wildlife Association and also serves on the Texas Chair Committee for Ducks Unlimited. Louie loves enjoying time with his wife, Hallie, and family. He is honored to be involved with Family Legacy Missions, an organization that cares for orphaned children in Zambia, Africa.

Louie Swope
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