In my youth I was able to show many winning steers and a few hogs. I have earned a BS in Animal science with a Business minor. With my family we have been able to exhibit many champion heifers and bulls and best Arizona heifers at the ANLS. We have been able to produce many county fair and jackpot winners as well. My children have been successful in showing steers, heifers, hogs, and lambs by winning many Round Robin contests. I have had both children in the top ten individuals at the state FFA contest for two years with the 2nd placed team last year. I have been on the SAILA board for 17 years helping put on the shows for the youth in Arizona. I have been involved in each county fair where I lived having just finished five years as president of Navajo County Junior Livestock and being on the Navajo County Fair Board. I have worked to provide an educational and honest event for the youth. Having been in the ring exhibiting animals and outside the ring I know how important it is to provide and honest opinion of the livestock and select the functional economical animals. Showmanship should be a learning and rewarding experience.
Judging Experience & Honors:
I have judged a few jackpots in Arizona when my children were not showing.