Event founder Cherie Cloudt, was born in Prescott, Arizona and lived on ranches all over Arizona, from the old Q Ranch in Young, the 76 Quarter Circle Ranch in Rye, the Flying V in Valentine to the Spider Ranch outside Prescott. She has a Masters of Arts in Cultural Sustainability, is a cultural anthropologist, historical archaeologist, documentary film maker, researcher, writer, event co-coordinator, teacher of organization and management skills, and PhD candidate. Cherie wrote her master's thesis on ranching women and has been researching and writing about them for over 25 years.
On the board of directors Debbie Nelson Dales, who was raised in Gilbert, Arizona and is now living outside Sacramento, California. Debbie is General Manager of Dales Construction of Penryn, Ca., an incredible horse trainer and is a lifelong friend. Debbie writes, "I am honored to be on the board of Home On The Ranch. I have ridden all of my life. I've done some search and rescue training, sorted cattle and have been involved in raising our own beef, pork and poultry for over 25 years. Ranching is not easy but it sure soothes the soul."
Fine Art Exhibit & Sale Committee Chair, Ann Atkinson is past Project Manager of domestic and international projects with $10 million budgets and teams with up to 200 members; a past board member for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tucson, Arizona; a past Advisory Council member for Arizona Women's Education and Employment (AWEE); Ann is now Studio Manager for Steve Atkinson Studio (www.SteveAtkinsonStudio.com); has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and was a successful entrepreneur for 7 years with management consulting firm Visiality, Inc. Ann also supports community volunteer activities with the Phippen Museum, Yavapai Cowbelles, Arizona Wildfire and Incident Management Academy and Sacred Heart Parish.