Contact InfoPO Box 8
John Day, Oregon 97845
BiographyGrew up on a registered Hereford operation in Central Oregon. We had a large cow/calf operation with a heavy emphasis on raising bulls to sell to commercial cattlemen. We marketed our cattle by showing at county, state, regional and national shows throughout the 1980's and 1990's.
After leaving the ranch in 1991, I focused on showing cattle for several breeders throughout the western United States. During this time I was fortunate enough to work with 17 National Champions in 7 breeds.
I then went to work for Hawkeye Breeders in Billings, MT as Herdsman and in 1993 and 1994. I was able to work with some of the best herd bulls in the business and gain a tremendous amount of knowledge.
After marrying my wife, DeeDee, in 1994 we decided to settle down with raising a small herd of registered cattle. Our ranch name is High Summit Cattle Company and we have raised Herefords, Angus, Club Calf and Red Angus cattle. We currently focus exclusively on Red Angus cattle. We focus on raising quality cattle that perform in the pasture, feedlot, on the rail and in the show ring. We have won several major shows throughout the country and placed herd bulls in many prominent herds. In 2011 we showed the Red Angus Show Female of the Year, in 2012 our family was named Herdsman of the Year, in 2012 a bull we bred was named Show Bull of the Year and a cow we showed was named Reserve Show Female of the Year.
I have judged county fairs, state fairs and regional junior shows all over the west coast. I also judged a large bull sale in Australia.
EducationGraduated High School at Redmond High School and was a member of the state champion FFA judging team 2 out of the 4 years I was there.
Attended Linn Benton Community College in Albany Oregon and was a member of the livestock judging team.
Took extension classes at Oregon State University.
My college education was in Animal Nutrition with minors in Business, Journalism and public speaking.
Several junior shows and county fairs through the Northwest