The OH Ranch is special. In the ranching community it is well known and has been cared for in a high regard. In December 2012, I was named Calgary Stampede OH Ranch manager and began working and living at the ranch. I’m pretty excited to be part of this chapter of history at the OH Ranch.
Over the next year we will post a series of blogs about ranching and I’m looking forward to sharing photos of the 8,000 acres of beautiful land that is part of the OH Ranch.
First I would like to share a little information about my family and experience. I’m married to Deb, who has a family history of owning and running a riding stable in Jasper National Park. Deb is looking forward to our first summer at the OH. Our son Clinton graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a degree in business last year, and our daughter Jessie is working on her psychology degree at Mount Allison in Sackville, New Brunswick.
I am an Olds College graduate and have more than two decades of experience in ranch management with various ranches throughout Alberta. For the last 24 years I developed extensive experience in care and maintenance of cow/calf herds, project and financial management and maintaining healthy range conditions for cattle, horses and wildlife.
I also have maintained longstanding relationships in the Longview area including community groups, ranchers, cowboys, ranch owners and government agencies. I’m excited to promote the Calgary Stampede western values though the OH Ranch and being a hands on manager.