Junior Board

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Ellie Karweik
President

Ellie Karweik from Hopkins, MI. She is the daughter of Mike and Kim Karweik. She is currently a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Animal Science with hopes of going to Grad School for Ruminant Nutrition. When she's not in school, she enjoys being out on the farm working with the cattle and pigs.  

Best advice: "never give up, if you want something, go get it."

What always makes you laugh: funny cat videos 

Your favorite food: Pizza

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Madison Shuey
Vice President

Madison Shuey is from Corning, IA, and the daughter of Dr. Scott and Karin Shuey. She is currently a Junior at Iowa State University studying Animal Science with a minor in Business. While in school, she continues to stay involved with her family's cattle and farming operation. They run 450+ head of cows, featuring 50 head of purebred Red Angus and Simmental and 400 head of Red Angus-, Simmental- and South Devon- cross commercial cows. She has showed purebred Red Angus cattle for 10 years alongside her younger sister Morgan and older brother Ryan.

Best Advice: Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

What makes me laugh: Watching Ellen DeGeneres

Favorite Food: Steak

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Sydney Zehnder
Communications Director

Sydney Zehnder from Stanchfield, Minnesota is the daughter of Chad and Cameo Zehnder. She lives on a cow/calf Red Angus and Charolais operation with her parents and younger sister, Natalia.  She is currently a freshman at Iowa State University. Her favorite part of NAJRAE is working with the littles, meeting new people, and seeing familiar faces year after year! 

Best Advice: "Do all you can with what God gave you."

What makes me laugh: The things little kids come up with and say, I love working with the peewees and littles!

Favorite Food: Popcorn and M&M's

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Menzi Spiller
Leadership Director

Menzi Spiller lives in Elbert, Colorado with her parents Misti and Decky Spiller and her younger sister Chastain. Growing up on many different kinds of cattle operations, Menzi has seen almost every side of the industry. Bob and Becky Tiedeman introduced her to Red Angus cattle at a young age and she is currently working to increase her own Red Angus herd through her show cattle. She is attending Texas A&M and majoring in Animal Science.  

Best Advice: Happiness is a choice that you must make every day. 

What always makes me laugh: My sister and what I call her "Chasi quotes of the day". 

My favorite food: Fried crawfish. 

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Kip Wallace
Membership Director

Kip Wallace is from Emerald, Wisconsin, and is the son of Ennis and Karen Wallace. He attends Blackhawk Community College in Kewanee, IL, where he is a member of the livestock judging team and Ag Transfer program, and plans to transfer to obtain a degree in Ag Business. He hopes to see as many exhibitors as possible in Stillwater!

Best Advice: " Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, for as ever long as you can."

What makes me laugh: Good times with good friends.

Favorite Food: Prime Rib steak cooked to medium rare. 

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Kjersta Lind
At-Large Board Member

 Kjersta Lind is from Rushford, Minnesota, and is the daughter of Doug and Becky Lind. Kjersta is a senior in high school, but plans on attending South Dakota State University to major in Agriculture Communications. She cannot wait to see everyone in Stillwater and meet new members.

Best Advice: Live life to the fullest and try new things, you never know what you will learn or how you will grow. In the end, it will all be worth it. Live a life to leave a legacy, not to blend in.

What makes me laugh: Fun people and funny puns

Favorite Food: Pizza, duh!

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At-Large Board Member

 Megan Muller is from Allen, Nebraska. She is the daughter of Mark and Anita Muller. She is currently a freshman at South Dakota State University studying Agricultural Business. When she is not in school she enjoys being on her family farm and spending time with family. 

Best Advice: If you can't say something nice, don't say it at all.

What makes me laugh: Animal puns

Favorite Food: Ice Cream

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At-Large Board Member

Kylie Roberts, from Elizabeth, Colorado, is the daughter of Forrest and Janet Roberts. She is currently a senior at Elizabeth High School. After graduating, Kylie hopes to major in Animal Science and later attend vet school. When not in school, she enjoys drawing and spending time with her cattle.

Best Advice: "You were made to do hard things, so believe in yourself."

What makes me laugh: I'm always laughing when I spend time with my friends. 

Favorite Food: Chicken Fried Steak

 

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Mia Bayer, Wisconsin
Advisor

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Anne Kimmey, Texas
Advisor

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Darla Rogers, Oklahoma
Advisor