The Briggs family is a product of fourth generation cowboys - ranch raised on good horses and grass fed beef right here in the valley they still call home. They have the good fortune to have spent plenty of time in the great outdoors of the west punchin' cows, fixin' fence, hunting, camping, and having a good time in general. Bill has enjoyed twenty years as a Big Game Outfitter and Guide, ten years as a Montana Peace Officer and County Sheriff, and many more vocations to numerous to mention. Above all, we understand western culture because we live it everyday.
Bill and his wife DeAnn now live with their children in the small ranching community of Dell, Montana where they both grew up on family ranches. They enjoy taking care of their animals and being in the outdoors every chance they get.
Partner / Custom Belt Maker
Roland attended Northwestern University. He is our primary custom belt maker specializing in floral tooling patterns. He also qualifies as a master leather crafter and enjoys developing new tooling patterns and leather art.
Roland is also a working cowboy on a local ranch. He and his wife Katy enjoy outdoor recreation and horseback adventures.
Marketing / Consultant
Bethaney graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from Utah State University.
She has been involved in web site development, customer service and the finishing of our custom belts. She is currently developing our new clothing line and consulting on future products and marketing ideas.
She enjoys competitive sports such as volleyball and softball currently coaching volleyball.
Partner / Customer Service
John is a Snow College graduate and also attended Utah State University.
He qualifies as a master custom belt maker / finisher.
Currently he is in charge of Customer Service, order processing, social media and web site maintenance.
He enjoys outdoor sports, fishing, coaching football and reading a good novel.
William Briggs is truly a jack of all trades when it comes to Lone Tree Leather Works. He is the mastermind behind it all - an idea born and shaped around the Briggs family table in 2011. Master belt maker, customer relations, and general manager are just a few of the hats he wears on a day to day basis.
Bill is a true cowboy in every sense of the word. He has spent thousands of hours horseback both as a working cowboy and a professional outfitter and guide.
He has always been fascinated with the beauty and durability of leather. Providing good people with a unique, hand-tooled leather belt in the old traditional style gives him a great deal of satisfaction.
DeAnn was raised on a cattle ranch just outside of Lima, MT. She spent many hours with her family haying and working cows among other things while growing up.
She married Bill in '85 and they have eight children. Being a wife and mother are among her absolute favorite things. She enjoys beating everyone at cards, making delicious food, and any movie with Tom Selleck.
DeAnn is in charge of the clerical side of the business. She keeps supplies in stock, prepares all of the belts for shipment, and has spent far too much time reconciling bank statements for her liking.
Grandfather Leland R. Briggs - circa 1962
Lone Tree Leather Works is grounded in a truly authentic western heritage. We are very passionate about our product because classic hand-tooled leather has always been a big part of our lifestyle. It is a true reflection of our culture.