Event in which you compete: Professional Rodeo Announcer & Voice Talent
Hometown: Choteau, MT, USA
Number of years riding: I have been a professional rodeo announcer since 1994.
Career accomplishments to date: Chosen three times to announce the Dodge National Circuit Finals, 12 times Montana Circuit Finals, Greeley Stampede, Salinas, CA, Redding Rodeo, Sheridan, WY Rodeo, Lewiston Round-up…proud to announce these rodeos and a whole lot more.
How you got started in your event: My dad was a rodeo announcer. He booked two rodeos one weekend. I was a radio DJ in Bozeman, MT at the time and went and filled in for him…that started it all.
Length of time you’ve been sponsored by Ariat: I have been with Ariat, proudly, for three years.
Favorite Ariat product by name: I love all of the products but my favorite right now is the Latigo Belly Caiman square toe boots…AWESOME!!
Proudest career moment: I’m most proud of the fact that I now only announce some of the greatest rodeo events in the country, but I have friends…good friends…at all of them.
You announce because: I announce because I’m passionate about doing a great job no matter where I am, and I love the thrill of getting an audience to respond and be moved.
If you weren’t an announcer, you’d be a: If I weren’t a professional rodeo announcer I would probably be in radio or television.
Favorite mentor or idol growing up: My dad was/is my mentor. My idols are Bob Tallman and Hadley Barrett.
My favorite place to travel: Salinas, CA feels pretty good in the middle of July when it’s hot everywhere else. Mexico in the winter is great as well.
Favorite way to unwind outside of the barn: I love to fish and hunt; my cow herd helps me to unwind as well.