Our Team

Myron Edelman : Executive Director


Myron Edelman

Executive Director


Myron is a native of Kansas and grew up in the agriculture industry. Upon graduating from Kansas State University he continued down an agriculture path as a high school agriculture education teacher and FFA advisor. Myron’s beef industry career became full-time upon accepting the responsibility as livestock manager of Wagonhound Land & Livestock Co. in Wyoming. That commercial cow-calf and feedyard background directly led to an opportunity to serve on the marketing team at the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) as the director of value added programs. Myron believes the experience of operating a large commercial ranch that included feedlots combined with providing marketing assistance to ranchers in a breed association setting is the foundation needed to direct the Gelbvieh association in providing accurate genetic tools and marketing service to the beef industry. Myron accepted the Executive Directorship for the AGA in 2014.

myrone@gelbvieh.org
303-465-2333, Ext 480

Mary Bea Martin : Member Services Specialist and Junior Coordinator

Mary Bea Martin

Member Services Specialist and Junior Coordinator

Mary Bea grew up in Georgia, where she participated in junior livestock activities. She and her family actively showed cattle, lambs, and hogs and she considers the pinnacle of her junior livestock experience to be exhibiting the 2003 Reserve Champion Steer at the National Western Stock Show. Mary Bea graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2006 where she was very active on campus with several student and community service organizations. After graduation,  she worked for Scarborough Specialties, a promotional product company in Amarillo, Texas. She then returned to her home state to work as an outside sales representative for Godfrey’s Feed in Madison, Georgia. In this position Mary Bea was very involved in the state’s youth livestock program. After five years, she moved back to Texas and worked in the synthetic turf industry.  As member services specialist, Mary Bea assists AGA members and customers with the registration and data recording process.

marybea@gelbvieh.org
303-465-2333, Ext 477

Rebecca Mettler : Editorial Content Coordinator and Gelbvieh World Editor

Rebecca Mettler

Editorial Content Coordinator and Gelbvieh World Editor

Rebecca resides in Sarcoxie, Missouri with her husband and is near her family’s century old farm. Growing up on a commercial cow-calf operation in southwest Missouri’s “cow country” gave her the interest in the beef industry she still has today. Before working for AGA, Rebecca was freelance writer for national and regional agricultural publications and has prior experience working for beef industry associations on a national and state level. She attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri where she received bachelor’s degrees in both agricultural journalism and animal sciences. Rebecca is the editor of all AGA publications including Gelbvieh World and The Profit Picture and also serves as quality assurance for written AGA communications (AKA she helps us sound good).

rebeccam@gelbvieh.org

Kim Rounds : Data Services Specialist

Kim Rounds

Data Services Specialist

Kim was raised on her family’s cow-calf operation in northern California. Growing up, Kim was active in FFA where she raised steers for fair, began her own club calf breeding project, participated and competed at the state level in various career development events. In 2012, Kim competed for a spot on the National Beef Ambassador Team in Wooster, Ohio and was selected as the California representative. Kim attended Colorado State University where she stayed active in the College of Agriculture and the community. Kim was an Ag Ambassador, on the Meat Judging Team, the Versatility Ranch Horse Team, and served on the Board of Student Organization Funding. Kim was also a teaching assistant for the Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale and training class and co-chair for the Events and Promotions Committee for the Seedstock Merchandising Team. Kim graduated from CSU with bachelor’s degrees in both animal and equine sciences  in May of 2015. As data services specialist, Kim processes DNA orders, uploads results to the registry, and assists members will all aspects of the AGA Online Registry Service.

kim@gelbvieh.org
303-465-2333, Ext 482

Megan Slater : Public Relations Coordinator

Megan Slater

Public Relations Coordinator

Megan is a graduate of Colorado State University (CSU) where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a minor in business administration. She was a member of the 2013-2014 CSU Seedstock Merchandising Team. This team was responsible for promoting CSU cattle genetics throughout the beef industry and overseeing all aspects of the CSU Annual Bull Sale. In addition, Megan also has several years of customer service experience. Megan’s career at AGA began as an internship with Gelbvieh Media Productions. The internship lead into a full-time position as she exhibited the skills needed to assist in guiding the association and stakeholder success. She is now responsible for the Gelbvieh message; through maintaining the association website, social media, publishing the E-Newsletter, assisting Gelbvieh Media Productions, and also plays a role in the breed promotion and marketing team. Additionally, she also serves as the staff contact for the American Gelbvieh Foundation.

megans@gelbvieh.org
303-465-2333, Ext 485

Lynn Valentine : Gelbvieh Media Productions Coordinator and Gelbvieh World Graphic Design and Publication Coordinator

Lynn Valentine

Gelbvieh Media Productions Coordinator and Gelbvieh World Graphic Design and Publication Coordinator

Lynn has been with the AGA since November of 2010 as the Graphic Designer/Gelbvieh Media Productions Coordinator. She works closely with breeders to manage and design advertising for Gelbvieh World and The Profit Picture, along with developing marketing and promotion material for the AGA and members. Lynn is also the graphic designer and publication coordinator for Gelbvieh World and The Profit Picture. She has prior experience working for a breed association publication. For several years she worked for American Simmental Association Publications, Inc. in graphic design and advertising customer service, designing ads and other promotional materials. She is a Colorado native, growing up in Fort Collins, Colorado, and now lives in Parker, Colorado with her three daughters.

lynnv@gelbvieh.org
303-465-2333

Angela Vesco : Director of Breed Growth

Angela Vesco

Director of Breed Growth

Angela was raised on her family’s cow-calf ranch south of Winnemucca, Nevada. She grew up being heavily involved in 4-H and FFA where she showed cattle, hogs and horses. Angela earned her bachelor’s degree in 2013 from Kansas State University where she majored in animal science. During her undergraduate tenure, Angela was involved in animal science academic quadrathalon and was a member of the livestock judging team. Angela stayed at KSU to pursue a master’s in ruminant nutrition and graduated in the summer of 2015. Angela is part of the AGA marketing team and spends her time traveling the country with special emphasis on visiting and assisting commercial bull customers.

angelav@gelbvieh.org
303-465-2333, Ext 484

Kari White : Genetic Programs Coordinator

Kari White

Genetic Programs Coordinator

Kari is from southeast Colorado, where she currently lives with her husband and daughter. She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate degree, and graduated with her master’s degree in animal breeding and genetics from Kansas State University (KSU) in 2013. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in animal breeding and genetics at KSU under the guidance of Dr. Bob Weaber. Kari’s primary role at the AGA is to develop the industry’s most accurate tools to describe Gelbvieh and Balancer influenced cattle and communicate to membership the value and appropriate usage of those tools. In addition to her responsibilities at AGA, Kari also serves on the Ultrasound Guidelines Council which insures ultrasound data used by the beef industry for genetic evaluation of carcass traits are of the highest quality

kario@gelbvieh.org