Hailing from the Bluegrass state, I made North Georgia my home in 1986. I met my wonderful wife Alisa through the Gelbvieh cattle industry early in my veterinary career, and we have two beautiful daughters that have truly been a pleasure to raise.
Kelsie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in December of 2015 with a degree in Agricultural Communications. Following graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked in the U.S. Senate and on the House on the Agriculture Committee. After her time in Congress, Kelsie moved to Lexington, Kentucky to pursue other career opportunities. She first worked for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture doing public relations and marketing, and now she is the Digital Communications Coordinator at a design-build architectural engineering firm, Gray Construction. Kelsie doesn't like to sit still for long, so she is also a personal trainer and graphic designer part-time. Although growing up she was much more involved in sports than on the farm, she certainly developed her love for the agricultural community, quite similar to her parents. We are very proud of her accomplishments and her motivation and always strongly encourage her to follow her big, passionate heart.
Katelyn is on to very big things herself! She is in her sophomore year at the University of Georgia, where she is also studying Agricultural Communications. I must say, I never dreamed I would marry a Georgia Bulldog and raise two girls to also become Dawgs, but I have grown to appreciate the University. Katelyn is full of personality and wit and has too started to find her dreams in life. She is focused on doing well in classes and is also active on campus, in church ministries, her sorority and a variety of clubs and organizations and works part-time at the University dairy. Katelyn has a strong passion to see the world and hopes to find the right career to provide her the opportunity to travel and experience all the world has to offer. We're very excited to watch her future unfold!
It is strange for Alisa and me to be empty nesters, because it feels like just yesterday we were living in the double-wide trailer with two crazy-haired, wild little girls. Although they are both off doing big things, they tend to find their way home quite regularly, and we certainly enjoy every minute we have with them in our home.
Alisa is, as those of you who know her, forever full of energy and full of life. Her vibrant personality is truly one of God's greatest blessings, as she is able to overcome some of my most difficult days. Alisa is a light to everyone she meets. She was born and raised in Arkansas and moved to Georgia to pursue her Master's degree at the University of Georgia, which is when we met. She is a fitness fanatic and resolves to never be out performed or outworked by any one, regardless of their age or hers. If any person is capable of staying young forever, I am quite sure she might do it. This operation would not be what it is today without her endless support and cheerful spirit.
My career in the embryo transfer business continues to be strong. I am fortunate to work with some tremendous cattlemen and women and love the chance to better their operations. My greatest satisfaction is derived from client success and achievements. I continue to grow our cattle operation and produce 150-200 quality calves a year. I am fully engaged in the challenge to always produce better and higher quality cattle for our customers. It is an all consuming task.
Thank you to all who have touched our lives and furthered our venture. All of us at TJB Gelbvieh do appreciate the support of everyone who allows us to expand our business. We look forward to the great things this career offers, and please never hesitate to call or email us with any questions.