2017-2018 AJAA Board Members
(L to R) Duncan Haiar Hudson, Colorado (Vice President), Mallory Link Kiowa, Colorado (Secretary), Laramie Coffey Stillwater, Oklahoma (President), Jaci Brown Stratford, TX (Treasurer), Cassie Wells Dodge City, Kansas (Director), Jaysie Schoenfeld Oakley, Kansas (Social Media Director), Logan Litchfield Boone, Iowa (Historian)
2017-2018 AJAA Royalty
(L to R) Retiring Queen – Jaci Brown , Current Queen- Zoe Walker (Roswell, NM), Current Princess – Madalyn Gabel (Lafayette, Colorado) and Retiring Princess – Taylor Kruger.
Laramie Coffey (President) | Email Laramie
Hi my name is Laramie Coffey from Stillwater, Oklahoma. I am serving as your 2017-2018 AJAA President. I am 15 years old and going to be a sophomore in high school at Morrison, OK. My family and I have been raising cattle my whole life and I have been showing since I was nine. We got into Aberdeens in 2008 and went to our first junior nationals in 2012. I was the AJAA Princess in 2014 until 2016 and Social Media Director on the AJAA Board of Directors in 2017. For the past 4 years I have held numerous positions on the Southern Aberdeen Junior Association Board of Directors and this year I am serving as Vice President. I am also very involved in FFA, serving as my chapters Vice President and competing in livestock judging, agricultural communications, opening and closing ceremonies and public speaking. I am a varsity football cheerleader and involved in BPA and FCCLA.
Duncan Haiar (Vice President) | Email Duncan
Hello, My name is Duncan Haiar. I am the vice president of AJAA. I was born and raised in Hudson, Colorado. I was brought up showing in 4h at my local county fair. I got in to showing Aberdeens about five years ago. My Grandpa and I run our cattle here in Hudson, and together run about 20 head. We use to farm Alfalfa and wheat, but my grandpa decided that it was time to retire, so we had a farm sale and sold the equipment this last spring. I graduated Highschool this year and plan to get my CDL and working with my dad on our trucking company. I am very excited to be serving as your Vice President, please contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have. My phone number is 303-910-9431.
Mallory Link (Secretary) | Email Mallory
My name is Mallory Link. I am a senior in high school and live in Kiowa, Colorado. I participate in volleyball, 4H, and FFA. I am on my high schools honor roll and have served as the student council president. I have been showing Aberdeen cattle for 10 years, and in 2011 I exhibited and raised the Grand Champion percentage steer at both Denver and Junior Nationals, and this past year I exhibited and raised the Grand Champion Market animal at Junior Nationals. This year I am serving as the AJAA board secretary, and am very excited for the upcoming events!
Jaci Brown (Treasurer) | Email Jaci
My name is Jaci Brown and I am a junior at Stratford High School in Stratford, Texas. My parents are Billy and Krista Brown and I have a younger sister, Brendi. I’m very active in my 4-H club and FFA Chapter. I serve as a State 4-H Livestock Ambassador and FFA Chapter President for the second year. I also serve as secretary for the Southwest Aberdeen Angus Breeders Association Junior Board. I enjoy showing heifers and this is my 3rd year showing Aberdeens. I have had the honor of serving this last year as the American Lowline Queen. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to serve on the AAJA Board, and look forward to many new experiences.
Cassie Wells (Director) | Email Cassie
I am Cassie Wells from Dodge City, Kansas. I attend Dodge City High School as a senior and am active in local FFA and 4-H activities. I run a small herds of meat goats as well as full-blood and percentage Aberdeen cattle. I look forward to serving on the Junior Board another year.
Jaysie Schoenfeld (Social Media Director) | Email Jaysie
I am Jaysie Schoenfeld from Oakley, KS. I have a younger brother, Jenson, and a sister, Jera. I am going to be a junior at Oakley High School. My family raises commercial meat goats and percentage Aberdeen cattle. I enjoy showing goats, cattle and lambs. I am also involved in 4-H and FFA. Some of my family’s accomplishments are raising the Grand Champion Market Wether at the Aksarben Stock Show, the Reserve Moderator Heifer at the National Western Stock Show, and the Third overall Market Wether at the Kansas State Fair. I am excited to serve as the Social Media Director for the American Junior Aberdeen Association.
Logan Litchfield (Historian) | Email Logan
Hello, my name is Logan Litchfield and I am your Historian for the AJAA Junior Board of Directors. I live on an acreage in Boone, Iowa, raising Aberdeen cattle. I have been raising Aberdeens since I was 8 years old. Even though I live in Boone, I go to school in a small town called Gilbert, which is just north of Ames. At Gilbert, I play football basketball, and run track. I am also involved in many different clubs and activities. I am excited to be on the Junior Board and can not wait for next year’s Junior Nationals!