Published Articles

The very first article I ever had published was back in 2010. I had a family friend help me write a cover letter, then I sent an essay over to CJ Hadley at RANGE magazine. Much to my surprise, she accepted the piece! I love it because she gave it a great title, and there’s a picture of me and my favorite horse when I was a kid. Here’s the link:

Growing Up Poor, Living Rich – RANGE magazine, Fall 2010

This next op-ed was published in American Cowboy, a great magazine that sadly is no longer around. Regardless, this is one my favorite pieces I have written to date.

The Life We Choose – American Cowboy magazine, June/July 2016

Because family photos can be hilarious, especially when a tripod and a toddler are involved, here’s a collection of Christmas card images that didn’t quite make the mark.

Family Photo Outtakes – Nevada Rancher magazine, December 2015

Lyme Disease affects so many people, one of whom is a dear friend and writing mentor. I was 23 years old and sitting in my pickup in Elko, Nevada when I called Andy Rieber at the suggestion of a mutual friend. She encouraged me in my writing pursuits and told me I had a story worth telling. So in a fairly direct way, this is all her fault. Kidding! Here’s a story I wrote about Lyme based on Andy’s ongoing battle.

Quest For A Cure: Lyme Disease reaches epidemic proportions – Nevada Rancher, April 2016

The above-mentioned Andy Rieber recommended me to a magazine editor as someone who could write a story about Great Basin ranches. This was my first big assignment, and I was super excited to write it.

Building On Tradition: The Spanish Ranch – American Cowboy magazine, special supplement fall 2015

We live on one of the last few big ranches that use a wagon to work cattle. Some ranches pull a wagon only in the spring, but the O RO in northern Arizona pulls a spring and a fall wagon. What do I mean by “wagon”? Check out this Q&A post I did for to find out.

Weird Wagon Questions,, May 2017 

A story I wrote about the Goicoechea family ranch in northern Nevada was chosen for inclusion in The Good, The Bad, & The Bovine, a hardback book by RANGE magazine. I am flattered that my article was chosen for inclusion and can’t wait to get my paws on a copy of this book. If you share that sentiment, you can pre-order here.