Year in School: Senior
Major: Animal Science
Hometown: Chehalis, Washington
Dairy Background: I grew up on a dairy where we robotically milk 240 registered red and white Holsteins. I have always had a passion for the cows and have followed this passion all around the United States and abroad. I have been very active members in 4-H, FFA, and Junior Holstein through my time of eligibility. Although I have never exhibited on my own at expo, I have tried to make the most of every show opportunity and build a herd of cows with my dad and grandpa that offers high, organic, milk production and a wide selection of competitive quality cattle. I am continuously trying to learn and further my knowledge of dairy to make me a better dairyman someday and try to encourage others to find the best within themselves just as I have tried to.
Why did you decide to take on a leadership/executive position in the club? I decided to take on a leadership position within the club because I believe in my ability to help guide an organization through a positive year and I believe I can help influence others to do the best that they can to succeed. Therefore, I ran to bring energy and positivity to the club and lead by example.
How are you involved on campus and in Gopher Dairy Club?
I am a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and participate in dairy judging and dairy challenge. In Gopher Dairy Club I am on the senior trip committee and have been on the judging committee.
What are your future plans after graduation? After graduation, I will return home to the family farm. I want to work to improve our financial standing to expand our operation and develop a strong line of cattle that fit the production model and have the ability to compete in the show ring. I would also like to find ways to move our farm to net zero carbon emissions and beyond.
If you could be one dairy product, what would you be and why? I would be chocolate milk because it is my favorite drink after a workout or anytime I am looking for a boost to get me through the day.