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Current Team Members

Melissa Martin

Mellisa Martin 

Hometown: Penryn, CA

Major: Animal and Veterinary Science, Animal Biology

Year in School: Freshman

Career Plans: Not sure yet.

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, and Sheep industry

Why Wool Judging?: I'm very interested in the sheep industry and I wanted to learn more.

Macy Collins

Hometown: Meeker. CO

Major: Animal Science with concentration in Agriculture Communications

Year in School: Senior

Career Plans: I plan on getting my Phd in small ruminant genetics, where I plan on working with Qualitative genetics on sheeps and goats.

Hobbies/Interests: Livestock judging, showing, reading, and writing. 

Why Wool Judging?: I have am very passionate about the sheep industry and wool judging is just another part of the industry that I would like to have more knowledge on.




Macy Collins

Lauren Davies

Lauren Davies

Hometown: Erie, CO

Major: Agriculture Business

Year in School: Freshman

Career plans: Own land with many animals, and a successful ranch business. 

Hobbies/Interests: Horseback riding, hiking, and music.

Why Wool Judging: I never have had any showing or judging experience, and I was hoping wool judging would introduce me into this new world. I also love to learn about all animals and what their needs and nutrition are. I'm excited for this class that will get me into the industry and learn the importance of agriculture. 

Kylie Strauch

Hometown: VanTassell, Wy

Major: Animal Science

Year in School: Junior

Career Plans: After graduating with a bachelors in animal science obtain a job teaching, or in production agriculture.

Hobbies/Interests: Raising commercial Angus and Quarter horses, rodeo, livestock judging.

Why Wool Judging?: To expand my knowledge in the sheep industry and improve my reasons. 

Kylie Strauch

Jacob Smylie

Jacob Smylie

Hometown: Douglas, WY

Major: Animal Science/ Pre-Vet

Year in School: Senior

Career Plans: To become a veterinarian. 

Hobbies/Interests: Hunting, being outdoors, and working livestock.

Why Wool Judging?: I chose to participate to travel and have fun. 

Danielle Freels

Hometown: Aurora, Co

Major: Animal Science with Meat Science and Production

Year in School: Senior

Career Plans: To graduate and then become a supervisor at JBS.

Hobbies/Interests: Meat Judging,food science club, anything meat or food related.

Why Wool Judging?: Its a different industry that I am not familiar with. More judging experience.  

Danielle Freels

Nick Kreuer

Nick Kreuer

Hometown: Roseville, CA

Major: Economics

Year in School: Senior

Career Plans: Find something I enjoy doing.

Hobbies/Interests: Rugby, snowboarding, and hunting. 

Why Wool Judging?: To peak an interest for wool, and I really enjoy wool socks.

Wyatt Crane

Hometown: Wheatland, WY

Major: Agriculture Business

Year in School: Junior

Career Plans: Possibly be a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company but not completely sure.

Hobbies: Golfing, snowboarding,watching football, and spending time with friends and family. 

Why Wool Judging?: Family owns sheep but do not know a lot about wool. To grow connections and maybe find something else that I enjoy. 

Wyatt Crane

Payton Timberman

Peyton Timberman 

Hometown: Moorcroft, WY

Major: Agriculture Business

Year in School: Junior

Career Plans: Return home to grow and work for the family business.

Hobbies/Interests: Golfing, volunteering with the FFA, learning about different ag industries. 

Why Wool Judging: I  have raised lambs since junior high and have wool judged before. I wanted to continue to learn about wool judging and the sheep and wool industry as a whole and to network and broaden my possibilities.  

Tessa Maurer

Hometown: Arvada, CO

Major: Animal Science

Year in School:Freshman

Career Plans: Something with cattle, but not a vet, maybe something with marketing.

Hobbies/Interests: Travel, hiking, cross fit, country music, drawing, and thrifting.

Why Wool Judging: I wanted to get involved in something at UW and the course sounded very interesting to me. I have no experience in judging so I thought this class would be a good introduction and a good way to meet new people. 

Tessa Maurer

Casey Spencer

Casey Specer

Hometown: Sonoma, CA

Major: Ag Business and Ranch Management 

Year in School: Freshman

Career Plans: Ranch manager on beef ranches/ horseshoeing.

Hobbies/Interests: Showing, livestock, equine, fishing, and hunting.

Why Wool Judging: It sounded intersting and unlike anything I've ever done.

Matthew McCormick 

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Major: Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management

Year in School: Freshman

Career Plan: Not sure exactly what path, but mainly interested in consulting and or extension.

Hobbies/Interests: Outdoors (hunting and fishing) and livestock.

Why Wool Judging: Intested in learning more and staying involved in the livestock industry. 

Matthew McCormick

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