Recently, I’ve become more involved working with the talented group that produces your favorite barrel magazine every month, so I wanted to officially introduce myself to y’all.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, I have ridden Quarter Horses all my life. My first time in the show pen was an exhibition barrel race at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. I got my start riding by learning to navigate the barrel pattern. As I got older, I dove into reining, team penning and sorting, and I spent most of my youth competing at breed shows. I was a member of the multi-national championship-winning Texas A&M University Equestrian Team in college, and I graduated in 2006. I’ve interned in the media department at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the American Quarter Horse Journal, I spent 4.5 years on staff in publications at the American Paint Horse Association, and I’ve been an award-winning freelance writer and photographer for more than a dozen equine publications since 2011. I live in Fort Worth, Texas, with my husband Zach and son Wilder—and we’re expecting a (hopefully also horse-crazy) little girl this October. When I’m not spending time with horses, or writing about them, or photographing them, I enjoy travel, cooking, reading, living a healthy/active lifestyle and fashion.
I’m so honored to get to know the people in this barrel racing community. You are such a wonderful, tight-knit group and it’s a pleasure to write for y’all. I’m always keeping an eye out for interesting stories, so if you’ve got something you think I should know about, send me a note at [email protected]. Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you in the alley!