2019 Books in Review

2019 Books in Review

The books of 2019 are diverse, business related, fun, and life changing. Read how I curate the perfect reading list for my year plus the book that I have hated more than any other book I have ever hated! Continue reading 2019 Books in Review

OCA Midyear 2016

OCA Midyear 2016

For those of you who don’t know, I just accepted a new position with the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association located in Salem, Oregon; aka the Capitol. The way everything happened for the position was a crazy turn of events but I look forward to the opportunity to work in a job that allows me the opening to give voice through both my own voice and through my words for Oregon’s ranchers. Continue reading OCA Midyear 2016

Alaska Updates by the Oregonian

Alaska Updates by the Oregonian

I was fortunate enough to get to go to Wasilla, Alaska in the beginning of May as a part of my travels as the 2016 Miss Rodeo Oregon. It was such an amazing opportunity because it was a place that I never thought I would get to go and this is why these state titles are so amazing with their endless opportunities. Stay tuned for my self-proclaimed humorous thoughts on Alaska from my Oregonian perspective! Continue reading Alaska Updates by the Oregonian

From Wild to Willing featuring Allie Martin

From Wild to Willing featuring Allie Martin

Three months ago, I was sitting on the ground in a stall of a horse I had only just met, crying hysterically and feeling like a complete failure. It was day 5 and she huddled in the corner, quivering and terrified at my presence. I had no idea what to do, I had never been in a situation where I couldn’t even get close to a horse before. We were just two terrified, young animals staring blankly at each other, completely clueless and scared. Continue reading From Wild to Willing featuring Allie Martin

Rationalizing The Irrational

Rationalizing The Irrational

I knew by Thursday night that Sunday, October 4th, was going to be one of the hardest days of recent for preachers and pastors in this nation, most especially those in Oregon, and even more especially those in the Willamette Valley.

What happened on Thursday, October 1st, is so unimaginable and terrifying that it’s hard for me to wrap my brain around it so instead I turned to my faith. I prayed for answers which I didn’t feel as if I was getting. Continue reading Rationalizing The Irrational