NJAA Board Members

The National Junior Angus Association Board of Directors offers leadership development beyond the boundaries of local or state groups. Six new directors are elected to the twelve-member board each year at the annual meeting held in conjunction with the National Junior Angus Show. During their two-year terms they develop and carry out programs and events to serve junior members and the Angus breed across the nation. The NJAA Board also makes recommendations for new programs and ideas to the Board of Directors of the American Angus Association, helps to develop leadership potential of the junior members, and promotes the Angus breed. The first NJAA Board of Directors was elected in Wichita, Kansas at the 1980 National Junior Angus Show.

Macy Perry
Chairman
California

From Prather, California, Macy Perry is the daughter of Randy and Susan Perry. Macy grew up showing and raising Angus cattle with her brothers Austin and Colby. She has been an active member of the California Junior Angus Association and National Junior Angus Association since 2006. She is currently a junior at Oklahoma State University majoring in Animal Science with an option in Business and is a member of the 2016 OSU Horse Judging Team.

Reese Tuckwiller
Vice Chairman
West Virginia

From the Greenbrier Valley in West Virginia, Son of Jackson and Kathryn Tuckwiller. Reese was raised on his 9th-generation family farm, and is currently a senior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Working toward a Genetics major, minoring in Animal Science. Post-graduation he hopes to obtain a position at managing or working on a Cow/calf operation. While still stay involved in the day-to-day family farm activities. Reese is also an active member of the livestock judging team at Nebraska. He also is an Assistant coach of local 4-H and FFA teams back home.

Gabrielle Lemenager
Communications Director
Illinois

Gabrielle Lemenager is from Clifton, Illinois and the daughter of Robert Lemenager and Tina Bachman. Gabrielle grew up on her family’s farm with her siblings Dillon, Dalton, and Maria. She was an active member of the Illinois Junior Angus Association where she served as the President among other offices. Gabrielle is currently a senior at the University of Illinois where she studies Ag-Business. When not in the barn, Gabrielle enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.



Braden Henricks
Foundation Director
Oklahoma

Braden Henricks from Anadarko, OK is the son of Tim and Kari Henricks. He has grown up on his family's cattle operation raising Angus cattle for the show ring, as well as commercial producers alike. Along with being on the NJAA board of directors, he also currently serves on the Farm Credit of Central Oklahoma Student Board. Currently, Braden is a junior at Oklahoma State University studying agribusiness with an option in Farm and Ranch Management. On his spare time, Braden enjoys spending his time either at the pond with a fishing pole or on the golf course swinging a 5 iron.

Tim Mardesen
Leadership Director
Iowa

Tim Mardesen is from Oxford, Iowa, and is the son of Shelli and Heath Mardesen, and brother of Mary Kate Mardesen. He is a fourth generation Angus breeder, and is active on the Iowa Junior Angus Association. After graduating from Black Hawk Community College in Kewanee, Illinois, he now attends Western Illinois University, majoring computer science with an emphasis on cyber security, and also minoring in agriculture, and information systems. When homework is completed, Tim enjoys doing maintenance on computers for peers, and spending time with his sister.

Katelyn Corsentino
Membership Director
Louisiana

Katelyn Corsentino is from Denham Springs, Louisiana and the daughter of Tony and Heather Corsentino. Katelyn has been a member of the Louisiana Junior Angus Association and the National Junior Angus Association since 2005. Currently, she attends Oklahoma State University as a junior studying Animal Science and Agriculture Business. After college, she plans to continue her education. Her plans include inspiring the youth to get involved and promote the agricultural industry.



Madison Butler
Director
Indiana

Hailing from the great state of Indiana, Madison Butler is the daughter of Rob and Casey Butler of Vincennes. Madison attends Oklahoma State University and is majoring in Animal Science with a focus in biotechnology. She hopes pursue a career in the animal genetics industry. In her spare time, Madison enjoys spending time with her family, working cattle, and showing pigs with her younger sister, Mallory.

Michaela Clowser
Director
Nebraska

Michaela Clowser from Milford, Nebraska is the daughter of Blaine and Sharon Clowser. Michaela and her older sister, Jessica, started their first generation Angus operation in 1998 with the purchase of two Angus heifers. Since then she has worked diligently and takes pride in how far her cow herd has come. She has been an active member of the National Junior Angus Association and Nebraska Junior Angus Association since 2005, and has chaired numerous committees and held many officer positions. Currently, Michaela is a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is majoring in Agriculture Economics and minoring in Animal Science. Upon earning her degree, she plans to continue her education in Ag Econ and expanding her herd. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends and family, and helping coach her local 4-H livestock judging team.

Corbin Cowles
Director
Kentucky

Corbin Cowles, the son of Gil and Mary Cowles, was born and raised on his family’s farm located in Rockfield, Kentucky. Corbin has been a part of the Kentucky Junior Angus Association and the National Junior Angus Association since 2002. Currently a sophomore at Oklahoma State University, Corbin is pursuing a degree in Animal Science with a minor in Agricultural Economics, and is also a member of the FarmHouse Fraternity at OSU. He also plans to be a part of the livestock judging team at OSU as well. His end goal is to work in the agricultural industry in purebred livestock marketing and sales.



Catie Hope
Director
Virginia

Catie Hope from Berryville, Virginia is the daughter of Beecher and Gina Hope. She grew up with her cousins running around on her uncle’s farm until she was old enough to build her own show cattle and cow/calf operation. After joining the National Jr Angus Association and the Virginia Jr Angus Association in 2006 she has served on many state committees and in offices such as Reporter, Secretary and President Elect. Catie is currently at Ferrum College where she is pursuing a degree in Animal Science with a minor in Photography. When not working with her cattle or at shows Catie enjoys spending time with her family and kayaking and hiking.

Will Pohlman
Director
Arkansas

Will Pohlman is a fourth generation Angus breeder from the town of Prairie Grove nestled in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas. He has been involved with the National Junior Angus Association since 2006. Will is currently a senior at the University of Arkansas, pursuing a dual major in Biochemistry and Animal Science. Following graduation, he plans to attend medical school to earn a dual Medial Degree and Masters of Public Health.

Jordyn Wagner
Director
Montana

Jordyn Wagner from the Big Sky Country of Billings, Montana, is the daughter of Darryl and Kari Wagner. Jordyn grew up raising and showing Angus cattle with her sister Jena. She has been an active member of the Montana Junior Angus Association and National Junior Angus Association since 2006. She is currently a sophomore at Rocky Mountain College majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading. While not in school or in the barn, she enjoys playing with dogs or shooting some hoops. Her goal is to teach today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders.

NJAA Advisors

Mary Greiman
American Angus Auxillary
Iowa

John Grimes
American Angus Association Board of Directors
Ohio

Jerry Cassady
American Angus Association Representative
Missouri

American Angus Association Events & Education Department

Jaclyn Clark
Director of Events & Education

Caitlyn Brandt
Events & Education Administrator

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The National Junior Angus Association Board of Directors offers leadership development beyond the boundaries of local or state groups. During their two-year terms they develop and carry out programs and events to serve junior members and the Angus breed across the nation. The first NJAA Board of Directors was elected in Wichita, Kansas at the 1980 National Junior Angus Show.

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Junior Board Candidates

To become a candidate for the junior board, junior members must be elected by their state association. Once elected, a state advisor must submit their name in writing (via email, fax, or mail) to the Events and Education Director. The application packet will then be sent to the junior board candidate.

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