2021-2022 AJAA Board Members
Front Row – Kiersten Gatewood (advisor), Mckenzie Serrano, Rhiannon Nickell. Back Row
– Darwin Engelkes (advisor), Caleb Weyh, Jordan Gilles, Hannah Hoffmann, Jacob Spear, Colby Prince, Shane Goss (advisor).
President – Hannah Hoffman
My name is Hannah Hoffmann and I am from Whitewater, Wisconsin! This will be my third year serving on the AJAA Junior Board. This year I am super excited to be serving as the 2021-22 President!
I enjoy showing and working with my cattle throughout the year, listening to music, and spending time with my family. I can’t wait to see everyone throughout the year and in Chillicothe, MO for the 2022 Junior Nationals!
Vice President – Mckenzie Serrano
My name is Kenzie Serrano and I am from the Big Sky state of Montana!! I am excited to be this year’s AAJA Vice President.
In my free time I enjoy teaching youth about agriculture, showing and working with my cattle, listening to music, and spending time with my family. I can’t wait to see everyone throughout the year and in Chillicothe, MO for the 2022 Junior Nationals!
Secretary – Rhiannon Nickell
My name is Rhiannon Nickell, I’m 18 and I live in Maud, Oklahoma. I have been showing Aberdeen cattle for three years now. I am the 2021-22 Aberdeen Queen and I’m serving on the AJAA board as the secretary.
I enjoy reading, drawing, and learning new things. I can’t wait to see everyone at Chillicothe, MO for our 2022 Junior Nationals!
Social Media Director – Jordan Gilles
My name is Jordan Gilles and I am serving as your 2021-2022 AJAA Social Media Director. This will be my fourth year serving on the board and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the juniors, families, and other board members through this experience.
I am from Cadott, Wisconsin and am currently a freshman at Cornell University, majoring in animal science. My family and I have been involved in the Aberdeen breed for over 10 years and I look forward to seeing everyone in Denver and Chillicothe this coming year!!
Director – Jacob Spear
My name is Jacob Spear and I am from Roswell, New Mexico! This will be my second year serving on the AJAA Board. This year I am definitely looking forward to all of our shows and especially Jr Nationals! I am also very excited to be serving on the 2021-22 Jr board!
One of my favorite things to do is to work with cattle and younger children. Showing also has to be one of my favorite things to do. I love being a part of this national family and am looking forward to many more years participating in this fabulous breed! I can’t wait to see everyone throughout the year and in Chillicothe, MO for the 2022 Junior Nationals!
Director – Caleb Weyh
My name is Caleb Weyh and I’m from Waubay, South Dakota.
This is my first year serving on the AJAA Junior Board and I will be serving as a director.
I enjoy working with my cattle and showing them at county, state and national shows as well as playing sports and hanging out with friends and family. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2022 Junior Nationals in Chillicothe, Missouri!
Director – Colby Prince
My name is Colby Prince and I’m from Roswell, New Mexico. This is my first year on the AJAA board and I look forward to working with everyone else to help make this year’s Jr Nationals one to remember.
I am currently enrolled at the community college in Roswell and have been active in the Aberdeen breed for the past three years, looking to stay active for many years to come. I can’t wait to see everyone in Denver and Chillicothe this year.