Growing up in sunny Southern California with a rope in hand and cattle in the yard; I lived a life that once shone on the silver screen. A family with generations of hard-working cowboys instilled in me a fierce passion for the western way of life.
With a Division 1 athletic scholarship beckoning, I ventured to the heart of the Midwest. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Communications & Journalism, my road led me back to the back Golden West landing at the heart of innovation in San Francisco.
While on the west coast, I had the privilege to work on a variety of projects for everyone from tech start-ups to Stanford University. But dearest to my heart was the opportunity to promote the agricultural way of life in downtown San Francisco through the historic Cow Palace.
Once again, my story took another trip, as I returned to the beloved Midwest to join the team at Merck Animal Health. For two years, I had the opportunity to capture and tell the story of cattlemen and agricultural producers just like my family. From there I shared the work of hard working California crops producers developing marketing via an advertising agency.
While some leave the work at the office, my passion for sharing the agricultural story cannot be contained to eight hours a day. Whether it is traveling 10,000 miles a year on the rodeo road with my trusty Mighty Mouse. Or impacting the future of agriculture donating over 200 hours a year to the American Royal. I have found that key to advancing the agricultural story by infusing technology with our western heritage.
So here’s to being on the rodeo again!