JABGA Board of Directors

True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.

-Bill Owens

The opportunity to be involved with the JABGA Board of Directors will enhance leadership skills, teach teamwork, and provide preparation for a successful career. Junior members elect two candidates by ballot from each of the five areas to represent their area.  The responsibilities of a JABGA Board member are to provide governance, direction, fundraising ideas and promotion of Boer goats.  Approval of implementation of programs within the Junior American Boer Goat Association is provided by the Youth Committee and the ABGA Board of Directors.

 

2018-2019 JABGA Board of Directors

AREA 1

  • Grace Coulston
    Dayton, WA
    gracecoulston16@gmail.com
    Term Expires – June 30, 2020

    Hi my name is Grace Coulston. Currently I am 16 years old, this August I will be turning 17 and will be a Junior at Waitsburg High school. My family and I live in a very rural community, we have raised meat goats for eleven years. Whiskey Creek Boer Goats is my family farm name. Sorghum Hollow Boer Goats is owned and operated solely by me. The Boer goats have been my passion since I was five, but that wasn’t the case for my whole family. It only took a couple of years for the love of the Boer goat to grow throughout the entire family. At my first opportunity to become an active 4H member I was!! I was in the 3rd grade. Before that I did PeeWee of any kind. During my years in 4-H I also showed rabbits. I held the position of President in my 4-H club for two years. My Freshman year in High school I became an active member in our Waitsburg chapter FFA and currently help plan and set up events for my FFA Chapter. This year I was part of the Vet Science team and we went to State. When I am not showing or working with my goats I am part of the Waitsburg cheerleading team and do community events through the National Honors Society which I am a member of. My ultimate passion is my goats and animals. I am so thankful to be a part of an organization that still holds true to what this Country was founded on. I was so proud to be a part of the opening ceremonies at Nationals in Nebraska. For me to be welcomed into JABGA, such loving honorable group of people; who stand proud and sing loud for their Country; but most of all bow their heads for our Lord almighty, gives me such inspiration for our future. I look forward to serving as the Region One Director for the next two years
  • Halie McCloud-Secretary
    Molalla, OR
    thegoatgirlfrommolalla@gmail.com
    Term Expires – June 30, 2019

    Hi, my name is Halie McCloud. I am 18 years old and just graduated from Molalla High School. I currently am my FFA chapter’s treasurer and shoot with my high school’s trap team. I’ve been raising goats for about 8 years now and love it. I’m honored to be one of the area one directors and look forward to helping promote the Meat Goat industry

 

AREA 2

  • Jacob Doedtman
    Beecher City, Illinois
    jakedoedtman@gmail.com
    Term Expires – June 30, 2020

    Hello, my name is Jacob Doedtman and I am a sophomore at Beecher City High School in Illinois. I have shown goats for 7 years and developed a deep passion for the Boer goat industry. I am proud and honored to be one of your Area 2 Directors. I am also a 4H Youth Ambassador, active in FFA, and serve as treasurer of Junior Illinois Meat Goat Producers. Serving as a director, I will work diligently with fellow directors to promote JABGA and the Boer goat industry.
  • Savannah Hughes- Reporter
    Sidney, Illinois
    savannahkhughes@outlook.com

    Term Expires – June 30, 2019

    My name is Savannah Hughes and I am currently serving my second year of my 2 year term for the Area 2 Director. I live in Sidney, Illinois and I am a junior at Unity High School. I live on a farm with cows, pigs, and goats. I showed swine for 4 years and I have been showing fullblood goats for 6 years. I am very active in 4-H, FFA, and the President/Senior Ambassador of the Junior Illinois Meat Goat Association. I am currently the secretary of the Champaign County Livestock 4-H Club and the plot manager for my FFA chapter. I look forward to meeting new people and making friendships that last a lifetime. My goal as a JABGA Director is to introduce new ideas to the industry and get future generations involved in something they can all benefit from.

 

AREA 3

  • Seth Goodwin
    Lewisburg, West Virginia
    sgoodwin224@icloud.com
    Term Expires – June 30, 2018

    My name is SJ Goodwin, I’m very proud to be representing region 3 on the JABGA board! I’m 17 years old & I live in LEWISBURG, WV. My parents Doug & Leigh Ann along with my brother Henry & sister Bryleigh & myself own & operate our family farm Goodwin Farms where we raise quality America Boer goats, grass feed beef & we have a small registered cattle herd! I’m getting ready to start my Junior year at Greenbier East High School! I’m a member of the Central Willing Workers 4-H club where I’m a member of Greenbrier Co. Livestock judging team & I’m also a member of the LEWISBURG United Methodist church youth group!After high school I hope to continue my Livestock Judging & major in agricultural field! I enjoy showing & being involved in the Boer goat industry & look forward to my next two years on the JABGA Board promoting positive attributes of the American Boer goat and striving for ways to archive economic growth in our industry!
  • Jacob Weist
    Middleburg, Pennslyvania
    weistlivestock@aol.com
    Term Expires – June 30, 2019

    TBA

 

AREA 4


  • Jacob Tipton-Treasurer
    LASCASSAS, Tennessee
    jacobstractors@gmail.com
    Term Expires – June 30, 2020

    Hello, my name is Jacob Tipton, and I am honored to be representing Area 4 on the JABGA board. I am 18 years old and will be a freshman at Middle Tennessee State University studying Ag-business Education in the fall. Throughout my high school career, I was heavily involved in the Oakland FFA chapter as I served as the chapter Treasurer and competed on many teams with livestock evaluation being my favorite. I have been showing registered Boer goats for 4 years and am extremely dedicated to the Boer goat industry! My hope is that I make a positive impact in the industry’s youth just as mentors have impacted me!
  • Morganne Savage- Vice President
    Harrison, Arkansas
    mlsavage01@hotmail.com
    Term Expires – June 30, 2019

    Hello, my name is Morganne Savage. I am 18 years old, and I just graduated with honors from Valley Springs High School. I live on a multi-animal farm outside of Harrison, Arkansas. I started raising and showing boer goats over 10 years ago, and I have started exhibiting and raising hogs as well. I was very active in all school clubs, including FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, and Key Club. I was also inducted into the National Honor Society. I am now a Pre-Veterinary Medicine Major at Arkansas Tech University, and I plan to continue in collegiate FFA and other clubs. This is my fourth year representing Area 4 as a National JABGA Director, and I have been your reporter for the last two years. I hope to hold an office this year as well. Please feel free to contact me by email with any questions you have, and I will do my best to serve you well!

 

AREA 5

  • Kailee Jo Jones
    Merkel, TX
    kaileejo1227@gmail.com

    Term Expires – June 30, 2020

    Hi, my name is Kailee Jones and I am 17 years old. I am a senior at Trent high school. I am currently playing basketball and and softball for Trent high, I am serving as the secretary for the FFA, and I am on the livestock judging team. I have been showing in the JABGA since I was 3. My grandmother has been raising Boer goats since January of 1994, and I just grew up into it. I have been blessed with the animals I have, in 2018 I had the Reserve overall grandchampion fullblood doe at the San Antonio Stockshow and Rodeo, I was also blessed to win showmanship at the 2018 National show. I hope that while I am on the board I can help this organization grow and I am able to represent the JABGA well.
  • Clint Demmitt- President
    Bridgeport, Texas
    clintdemmitt@gmail.com
    Term Expires – June 30, 2019

    Hello, my name is Clint Demmitt and I am 16 years old. I am a returning JABGA director for Area 5 and currently serve as President for the Junior Association. I am a Junior at Paradise High School and am actively involved in basketball, baseball, FCA and my FFA chapter, where I currently serve as Parliamentarian. I am also an active member of my local and county 4-H clubs, where I serve on the County Council and Livestock Judging Team. I have been a member of the JABGA for 11 years. I am active in my youth group at Pleasant View Baptist Church, where my dad is the pastor. My family and I raise quality American Boer goats and enjoy showing at ABGA/JABGA shows. After high school, I plan to pursue a degree in Agriculture and continue my Livestock Judging career. Showing has allowed me to meet a lot of people and make some really good friends. I enjoy helping other breeders and junior members at shows. I am excited about the opportunity of serving the members of Area 5 on the JABGA Board again this year.