I was born in Elko, Nevada and grew up on the back of a horse. My father worked on ranches in Nevada and then we moved to Idaho and started training reined cowhorses full time. I grew up following him, learning how to train and show horses from an early age.
I entered my first rodeo when I was 3 years old, and was hooked. I qualified for the Idaho Junior Rodeo Finals every year from the time I was 10, in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping, and team roping. In high school rodeo, I qualified for the Idaho State High School Rodeo Finals every year as well, in team roping, breakaway roping, cutting, and pole bending. When I wasn't rodeoing I was involved in 4-H, FFA, showing in the NRCHA, and helping my father in his business.
My first year of college, my rodeo horse was in a car wreck being hauled to a rodeo, and it changed my focus to completing my education and training horses. I finished my degree program in 3 years, and graduated with a B.S. in Equine Science. I then started training horses full time. I worked with clients from California to Idaho to Texas. I started colts, trained barrel horses and rope horses, and spent some time showing in Stock Horse shows.
This past year I was given the opportunity to campaign a 4 year old mare on the barrels for a client and that gave me the push to start competing professionally again. I have been out on the road since June and am working on filling my WPRA permit. I am now seasoning 3 of my own horses, and plan to rodeo full time throughout the next year. I am going to focus on the Texas circuit this coming year, with my ultimate goal being the NFR when my horses are finished. I am at a rodeo or barrel race every weekend, and taking young horses to small barrel races during the week as well. I have some great horses coming up and starting to show some real potential, and I am excited to see what this coming year will bring.
- 2014 Top 10 Finalist at Cody Nite Rodeo
- 2nd in Second Go Round at Cody Nite Rodeo Finals
- 2014 Afton, WY PRCA Rodeo 8th place
- 2014 Stanford, MT PRCA Rodeo 6th place
- 2014 Redmond, OR Cantastic Barrel Race-3rd in 1D
- 2014 Pasco, WA Best of Barrels Only Race-4D Champion and Saddle Winner
- 2007-2008 Sul Ross Rodeo Team President
- 2006 Big Spring, TX NIRA Rodeo-5th place Breakaway Roping
- 2005 June National High School Rodeo Female Student Athlete of the Month
- 2005 Silver State International Rodeo-1st place round 1 Breakaway
- 2004 Idaho High School Rodeo District 4 Wrangler All Star
- 2004 Idaho Junior Rodeo 3rd Place year end Heeling
- 2003 Idaho State High School Rodeo Pole Bending Student Event Director
- 2003 Silver State International Rodeo 6th place overall breakaway
- 2003 Silver State International Rodeo 10th place overall cutting
- 2002 Idaho Junior Rodeo Year End Champion Heeling
- 2002 Idaho Junior Rodeo Year End 3rd place Pole Bending
- 2002 National Reined Cowhorse Association Reserve World Champion Youth
- 2002 Intermountain Reined Cowhorse Association Year End Reserve Champion Youth
- 2002 National Reined Cowhorse Association World Finals-3rd Place Youth
- 1998-1999 Southeast Idaho 4-H Junior Top Horseman