Event in which you compete: Bull Riding
Hometown: Hermiston, OR, USA
Number of years riding: 10 years
Career accomplishments to date:
• 2009 Nashville Invitational
• 2009 Glendale invitational
How you got started in your event: I grew up in the rodeo-ranch world and have always wanted to be a bull rider. It’s a dream come true.
Length of time you’ve been sponsored by Ariat: One year
Favorite Ariat product (by name): Caiman Latigo boots
Proudest career moment: Winning Glendale in 2009. I rode Troubadour for 94 points.
Tell us about your first horse: He was a two year-old blue roan colt that my dad bought me for my birthday. His name was Little Joe. It seems it was so long ago, but the lady who bought him still has him, and I see him on my way home everyday out in a pasture.
You ride because: The passion and occupation.
If you weren’t a professional rider, you would be a: A salesperson. I can sell glasses to a blind man.
Favorite mentor or idol growing up: Chris Shivers
Favorite place to travel: Bahamas
Name one fun fact that people don’t know about you: I do actually know how to work. Everyone thinks I am lazy because of my occupation!
Favorite way to unwind outside of the barn: Golfing
Good luck charm: I don’t have one.