• Member Service Representative
  • West River Electric Association | Rapid City South Dakota
  • Co-op employee since March 2021
  • Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Barrel racing and breakaway roping.

What is breakaway roping?
The rope is tied to the saddle, and when the calf is caught, the rope breaks away. That is when time is stopped, and the fastest time wins.

How long have you been competing in rodeos?
I have been barrel racing my whole life. I started breakaway roping when I was 14.

How much training do you do?
A lot of long hours doing the same thing over and over until we get it right.

How do you practice?
I practice by swinging my rope to create muscle memory and doing drills with my horse to keep her memory sharp.

How many horses do you have?
My family has six horses. Luxy is my barrel horse, and Lady is my brother’s calf roping horse that I ride when he’s not competing.

How did you hear about the job at West River?
I always wanted to end up at West River after college. I found the job on their website.

What were you doing before you joined the co-op?
I was in my last year of school at Lake Area Technical College in Watertown, South Dakota.

What do you like about working at the co-op?
We are one big family.

What else do you like doing in your free time?
I enjoy the lake, hiking, biking, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Random fact about you:
When I was 12 years old, I was the only girl in my hunter safety course and the only one to make 100 % on the test and shoot all the clay pigeons.