Kelli Brown, is an aspiring Western Life photographer from Throckmorton, TX but her affection for all things WESTERN was spun from roots in Nebraska childhood on the farm. In the mid eighties, Kelli served as the Nebraskaland Days Rodeo Queen, Nebraska High School Rodeo Queen and then went on to serve over ˝ million young people as the National FFA President before graduating from Oklahoma State in Ag Economics. Shortly after graduation from OSU, she married another former FFA President, Donnell Brown. They have been living their dream of raising cows, kids and Quarter Horses on the historic R.A. Brown Ranch in north central Texas for over 20 years. Leadership in the livestock industry is a priority as they both serve on many boards and committees for the industry including Kelli’s recent decade of service to the Red Angus Association of America that culminated with two years as the president.
“It was a natural transition to the camera”, explains Kelli. “To live and work amongst the land and people in the agriculture industry inspires me to capture the everyday scenery at the ranch. I work hard to make sure every image has a story to tell.” Kelli spends a few days a year studying under the direction of renowned western photographer, David Stoecklein, by attending his photography workshops.