JRA Board of Directors

2018-2019 Junior Red Angus Board of Directors

Peyton Nagel

  • Peyton Nagel

Peyton Nagel is the 19-year-old son of Mark and Kris Nagel from Alhambra, Illinois. Peyton is a sophomore at Kansas State University where he is currently studying animal science with a pre-vet option. Peyton is currently involved with the pre-veterinary and the Veterinary Voyagers clubs. Peyton was very involved with FFA in high school, serving his chapter as the chapter secretary as well as receiving multiple awards including his state degree. Along with FFA, He has participated in 4-H for the past four years where he was an officer for two years. Peyton is actively involved in growing his family operation. He wishes to bring his experience from each of these activities with him and help grow JRA. Peyton is eager to grow friendships with other members and build lasting relationships to grow the industry.

Andrea Rutledge

  • Andrea Rutledge

Andrea Rutledge, from Big Sandy, Montana, is an 18-year-old sophomore at Montana State University. She is pursuing a degree in animal science – livestock management. She is the daughter of Kelly and Kristie Rutledge and is the fifth generation raising cattle and small grains on their centennial ranch and farm. She was very active in 4-H and FFA, serving as a state officer for both organizations. Andrea is passionate about agriculture and Red Angus and is excited to serve. She looks forward to connecting with Red Angus members and producers, while encouraging youth in the industry. Andrea plans to return home to continue raising quality Red Angus.

Mia Gibson

  • Mia Gibson

Mia Gibson is the 17-year-old daughter of Jim and Lin Gibson from Elgin, Iowa. She is currently a senior at North Fayette Valley High School, where she is very involved in her FFA chapter and district, 4-H club, county beef association and Iowa Junior Red Angus. Mia is very passionate about the Red Angus breed and agriculture and wants to advocate and promote the association and the females while on the board. Along with that, she wants to encourage and help other juniors become more knowledgeable and gain leadership skills.

Elizabeth McGibbon

  • Elizabeth McGibbon

Elizabeth McGibbon is from Green Valley, Arizona, and will be attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the fall of 2019. The daughter of Micaela and Andrew McGibbon and a fifth-generation southern Arizona rancher, Elizabeth raises registered and commercial Red Angus cattle on the family ranch. Also known as Izzy, she plans to pursue a double major in animal science and ranch management. She is a true leader of the beef industry and hopes to continue to promote the many benefits of the Red Angus breed. She looks forward to serving the industry well into the future.

Shaye Koester

Shaye Koester is 19 years old and from Steele, North Dakota. She is the daughter of Steve and Tracey Koester. She graduated from Kidder County High School and attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, majoring in animal science. Throughout high school Shaye was active in FFA, 4-H, volleyball, drama and theater, Student Council, Sources of Strength Student Leaders, JRA and the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association. Shaye raises registered and commercial Red Angus cattle and looks forward to serving on the board. She is passionate about the Red Angus breed and wants to encourage other members to become more knowledgeable and gain leadership skills in the beef industry.