Being raised on the Eastern plains of Colorado in a farming and ranching family instilled in me a deep love of the outdoors. We raised purebred Charolais cattle and Quarter horses. Not only was I blessed to farm and ranch alongside my family, I also had the good fortune to work in sales for my family’s company, Ritchey Livestock ID, traveling throughout the US and Canada selling livestock identification and roping products. I know how blessed I am to have grown up the way I did. Few get to experience what it is to be in an office and then on the back of a horse that same day. It’s a tremendous privilege to grow up on land and to have been a part of a family business. With great passion I make it my life’s work to pursue the preservation of farming, ranching and small business. Three areas of industry that remain the backbone of this country and three areas I desire to see thrive for generations to come.