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Head Facility Manager

I am an Elbert County, Colorado native. I've been a local business owner for the last 30 years, and my family has other local equine businesses in the county. I have ridden and shown my whole life from the ranch to the show pen such as NRCHA, NRHA and local shows. I am a local 4-H leader for the horse project, and have helped produce local open shows and events. I have worked behind the scenes of the Elizabeth Stampede, from being a Royalty Ambassador to Royalty Coordinator, as well as many other jobs to make the rodeos run smoothly. I have worked with the Messer family the last 2+ years on helping to manage and build Messer Arena to what it is today, and I look forward to many more with this team in taking Messer Arena to a new level.

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Sales and Marketing Director

I guess you can call me horse crazy... My world has always revolved around my love for horses since a young age, and I grew up showing and competing in many different disciplines. Showing and rodeo led me through my high school days and into UNR during which I rodeoed and found my true love for roping and cow horse events. Since college, my horse adventures have taken me all across the US and to other countries. I have broadened my background learning about polo, as I worked for the largest polo clubs in Colorado. Riding and training jumpers also, greatly added to my “horsey resume.” I have been privileged to work for some of the best cow horse trainers and cutting horse trainers in the nation, as well as showing and competing at a national level. Though my true love in life is roping and ranch work, I have a very versatile foundation that has allowed me to have my own horse training business. I now work for Messer Arena and even when I'm not at the arena, it is almost a guarantee that you can find me in the back of a horse!

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Sales and Marketing

I have been involved in horses for over 20 years - it’s been in my blood since I could walk! My first discipline love was hunter jumpers where I learned a lot of my fundamentals. Throughout my youth, I was actively involved in 4-H. Since then, I have competed in rodeo: LBYA, junior, high school rodeo, and still have an ongoing passion for the rodeo world! I attended LCCC in Cheyenne where I studied equine science, equine training, competed on the ranch horse team and horse judging team. While up in Cheyenne, I also completed schooling to apply for a RN program, but deep down I knew my calling was to work with animals. When I moved back to Elizabeth, I started working for a small animal clinic and haven’t looked back. Helping animals has never been a job for me, it’s a passion. Currently, I work for Messer Arena, and am still a practicing vet tech.