The transition is underway to move RAAA headquarters to Commerce City, Colorado, and new faces are gracing the Member Services staff. The official address change is scheduled for July but designated staff members are already working in Colorado.
Registry Specialists Caroline Graham and Jeananne Mosher will assist members in registering and transferring cattle, answering questions on REDSPro usage, and other data collection and management tasks.
Fallon Flick will assume the responsibility of DNA/Breed Improvement Project Coordinator, managing sample submissions and results, and communicating with members to educate and advise them on DNA matters.
Caroline Graham, who hails from Morgan Hill, California, graduated this spring from the University of Wyoming where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal and veterinary sciences with a focus in production, and a minor in farm and ranch management.
“I have a life-long passion for raising cattle,” said Graham, “and I look forward to joining the RAAA team to apply my passion for beef cattle production, organizational skills and personable customer service demeanor to assist members.”
“Caroline will be a fresh addition to our team. She has an eagerness to learn and assist the membership as our department moves forward into our Colorado adventure,” said Angelia Brooks, registry and office manager.
Graham was an active 4-H and FFA member growing up, and served in UW’s Block and Bridle Club. She was a member of the Wyoming Collegiate Cattle Association and played Division II Women’s Lacrosse for the university.
Her employment experience includes key-holder responsibilities at Boot Barn, herdsman at UW’s hog barn, intern at Storm Mountain Ranch in Steamboat Springs, and veterinary assistant at Taranaki (New Zealand) Veterinary Centre.
Graham can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeananne Mosher, originally from Olathe, Colorado, completed her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from Colorado State University this May. Previously, she had earned an associate degree in animal science from Casper (Wyoming) College. Mosher judged livestock for both Casper College and CSU.
“My livestock judging and sales experience have given me a background in problem solving and customer service,” said Mosher. “The critical-thinking and communication skills I developed through judging will translate well into my new role assisting members with their registry needs.”
“Jeananne will join the department and no doubt hit the ground running. She is enthusiastic and energy driven which will be an asset to help RAAA and our stockholders succeed,” said Angelia Brooks, registry and office manager.
Mosher grew up on her family’s commercial cow-calf ranch, working in all aspects of production agriculture and cattle raising. She held officer positions in both 4-H and FFA, and served as the public relations officer for CSU’s Block and Bridle Club. Mosher gained additional experience as a production intern for Genex/CRI in Shawano, Wisconsin, where she performed all steps of collection and processing, embryo grading, artificial insemination and record keeping.
She continues to share her experience and livestock expertise by serving as a 4-H leader in Montrose County.
Mosher can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Fallon Flick, a 2017 graduate from Colorado State University, earned her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science with a minor in agriculture business. The Olathe, Colorado, native interned with Owl Creek Ranch in Walden, Colorado, for three summers assisting with all aspects of embryo transfer, artificial insemination, donor and recipient care, and record keeping.
“My opportunities have sparked a desire towards advocating for the cattle industry,” said Flick. “I’m excited to pursue a career where my love for genetic and reproductive practices meet my passion for the livestock industry. My long-term goal as an animal scientist is to help educate the public about the significance of progressive agriculture worldwide.”
‘Fallon’s day-to-day operation experience with DNA technology brings confidence on all DNA scenarios,” said Halla Pfeiff, DNA department supervisor.
Her CSU experiences included working as a student intern at the Agricultural, Research, Development and Education Center. She was a member the CSU Livestock Association, Farm Bureau and livestock judging team, and served as president of the Block and Bridle Club.
In high school, Flick was active in FFA, Future Business Leaders of America, Honor Society and volleyball.
Flick can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.