JRA Board of Directors

2022-2023 Junior Red Angus Board of Directors

Shannon Jenkins

  • Shannon Jenkins

Shannon Jenkins, daughter of Jeff and Liz Jenkins, is a junior education major at the University of Central Missouri. Raised on a cow/calf operation in Lebanon, Missouri, her family focuses on herd functionality and appeal. During high school, she was an active board member in the local 4-H and FFA chapters; she remains involved with the Missouri Junior Red Angus Association. Shannon believes the future of our industry lies with our youth, which is why both education and advocating are vital to her. She encourages all members to get as involved with the Red Angus breed association.

Isaac Berg

  • Isaac Berg

Isaac Berg is the son of Philip and Laurel Berg and was born and raised in Pipestone, Minnesota. Isaac grew up with pigs, cattle and sheep. Isaac has been involved in 4-H and FFA all throughout high school and competed in livestock, meats and poultry judging. Isaac was a team captain for his cross country and track teams. Isaac has really enjoyed his time at Red Angus events like Round-Up and learned a lot, had a lot of fun and wants to give back and help others have the same amazing experiences that he had.

Peri Andras

  • Peri Andras

Peri Andras is the 17-year-old daughter of Will and Kim Andras of Manchester, Illinois. She will be starting her senior year of high school this fall. Peri is active in FFA and 4-H, where she serves as President and Vice President, respectively. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and Morgan-Scott CEO program. Peri looks forward to serving the Red Angus breed and encouraging others to pursue leadership roles.

Mitchell VanderWal

  • Mitchell VanderWal

Mitchell VanderWal is the son of Jeff and Beth VanderWal of Brentford, South Dakota. In May 2021, Mitchell graduated from Northwestern High School where he was involved in FFA, FBLA, FCA, track, football, band, chorus, drama, robotics, and Student Council. He has shown cattle, sheep and pigs through 4-H and numerous breed associations since a young age. As a board member he hopes to be an influential leader in the breed and agriculture. He believes his extensive experience and passion for leadership, cattle, and agriculture will provide a foundation for his board service.

Emma Ahrendsen

  • Emma Ahrendsen

Emma Ahrendsen is the daughter of Brian and Karla Ahrendsen and is from Sioux Rapids, Iowa, where she graduated from Sioux Central High School in 2021. During high school, she was involved in football and basketball cheer, individual and large group speech, student government, NHS, FFA, 4-H, track and field, band and choir, and the Iowa Junior Red Angus Association. As a board member, Emma hopes to encourage members to get more involved. She is very excited to serve on the board and cannot wait to see what the future holds.

Natalie Evans

  • Natalie Evans

Natalie Evans is the 17-year old daughter of Sean and Amy Evans. She and her family run a small commercial and registered Red Angus cattle operation near Jacksonville, Illinois. Natalie is a junior at Routt Catholic High School where she has been on the High Honor Roll for five semesters, competes in varsity track and is a member of the cheer squad. She has been a part of the East Side Juniors 4-H club for the past eight years, where she has held the office of president, vice-president and secretary. Additionally, she is a member of the Morgan/Scott County 4-H Federation. Natalie is very passionate about Red Angus and wants to become even more knowledgeable about the breed while developing strong relationships with other members and breeders.

Tiffany Watkins

  • Tiffany Watkins

Tiffany Watkins is the 19-year-old daughter of Andy and Sandy Watkins, from Dade City, Florida. She is currently pursuing a degree in livestock production at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where she is involved in the Sigma Alpha Sorority and the ABAC Cattlemen's Association. She has also been involved in FFA, 4-H, and the Junior Florida Cattlemen's Association where she has held many leadership positions. Tiffany has been raising Red Angus for four years and is very passionate about the breed. She looks forward to promoting Red Angus all around the country, especially in the southeast.