The National Junior Angus Association Board of Directors offers leadership development beyond the boundaries of local or state groups. Six new directors are elected to the twelve-member board each year at the annual meeting held in conjunction with the National Junior Angus Show. During their two-year terms they develop and carry out programs and events to serve junior members and the Angus breed across the nation. The NJAA Board also makes recommendations for new programs and ideas to the Board of Directors of the American Angus Association, helps to develop leadership potential of the junior members, and promotes the Angus breed. The first NJAA Board of Directors was elected in Wichita, Kansas at the 1980 National Junior Angus Show.

Nicole Stevenson


Hailing from the Big Sky State of Montana is Nicole Stevenson. She is the daughter of Douglas and Sharon Stevenson. As a fourth-generation Angus breeder, her passion for Angus cattle runs deep. Nicole has been involved in both the NJAA and MJAA since 2009. In the fall of 2021, she graduated from Montana State University with a major in Agricultural Business focused on livestock management. Since graduation, Nicole has returned home to her family's operation, Basic Angus Ranch in Reed Point, Montana. With the long-term plan of staying involved with the cattle industry through a career path in marketing.

J. Gordon Clark

Vice Chairman

J. Gordon Clark, born and raised in the commonwealth of Virginia. He is the son of Tim and Gretchen Clark. He and his brother Suter have been involved in the National Junior Angus Association and the Virginia Junior Angus Association since 2014. He is a junior at Kansas State University where he is pursuing an Agricultural Communications degree, a minor in Animal Science, and a minor in Ag Sales. After college, Gordon aspires to go back home and work in the family business and raise angus show cattle.

Marcie Harward

Foundation Director
North Carolina

Marcie Harward, daughter of Marcus and Patty Harward, is a fifth-generation cattle farmer and first-generation Angus breeder from North Carolina. She and her four sisters have been involved in the National Junior Angus Association and North Carolina Junior Angus Association since 2009. She attends North Carolina State University where she is pursuing a degree in Agricultural Business Management and a minor in Animal Science. Marcie plans to continue her education in graduate school with the goal to attend the school of Veterinary Medicine. She hopes to one day work as an embryologist while continuing her family’s Angus herd.

Avery Dull

Education Director

Home to the Blue Crab and Old Bay seasoning, Avery Dull comes all the way from Westminster, Maryland. Daughter of Mike and Amy Dull, Avery is a first-generation Angus breeder following in the footsteps of her older brother. Since the start of her show career in 2011, Avery has involved herself in both the Maryland Junior Angus Association and National Junior Angus Association, Avery has held numerous leadership positions and competed in several contests over the years. Currently, Avery is a junior at Kansas State University majoring in Animal Science and Industry with a focus on Pre-Veterinary medicine. Avery plans to continue her education by applying to Vet school in the future where she will pursue a career as a Large Animal Veterinarian with a specialty in Reproductive services. In the future, Avery wants to give back to the association that has given her so much over the years. She wants to contribute to the growth of high-quality genetics within the Angus Industry through her field of work, as well as provide wisdom and guidance to the future junior members that make up the industry.

Kathryn Coleman

Events Director

Kathryn Coleman, born and raised all the way out west of the Golden State of California is a third–generation Angus breeder. She is the daughter of Tim and Kara Coleman. Kathryn and her older brother have been involved in the National Junior Angus Association since 2012. Since then, she has been actively involved through the California Junior Angus Association and National Junior Angus Association, while holding an active role on the family cow/calf operation. Currently, she is a Junior at Oklahoma State University. Kathryn is majoring in Agriculture Communications with a minor in Animal Science. She aspires to continue her education to receive a master’s degree in Marketing or Agricultural Communications. After college, Kathryn has high hopes of continuing a career in the Agriculture Industry, alongside her constant involvement in the Angus breed being an active voice for the breed and industry.

Kinsey Crowe

Communications Director

Kinsey Crowe comes to us all the way from Eaton, Ohio. Even though the Buckeye State is her home, she is a loyal and true senior at Oklahoma State University. Kinsey is the daughter of Gwen Crowe with two sisters, Sara and Emily. Since 2011, she has been involved in the Ohio Junior Angus Association and the National Junior Angus Association. Kinsey plans to combine her passion for Angus cattle and animal husbandry by preparing for a hopeful career in livestock pharmaceutical sales.

Jack Dameron


Jack Dameron, from the state of Illinois is a fourth-generation Angus breeder. He is the son of Jeff and Jennifer Dameron. Growing up showing and raising Angus cattle, Jack has always had a passion for the breed along with being involved in the Illinois Junior and National Junior Angus Association. Currently, he is a student at the University of Illinois where he is pursuing a undergraduate in Animal Science with a concentration in pre-medical. Jack plans on having a career in the medical field while still being actively involved in his family crop and cattle business.

Jayce Dickerson


Jayce Dickerson proudly represents the sixth-generation of cattle producers in his family. His passion for agriculture began at a very young age helping with all facets of the ranch. His main duty on the ranch is helping to maintain the pasture land, including building and fixing fences, however he devotes a large majority of his time to swathing and putting up hay. On a daily basis, Jayce is an integral part of the cowherd management including breeding, calving, branding and working calves. His true love is working in the showbarn. His commitment to excellence has paid off the last few years in and out of the showring with great success. While Jayce’s accomplishments in the showring have been numerous, his proudest moment was being selected to be a member of the Angus Junior board. He hopes to bring energy and fun to the membership as a leader and role model. While Jayce’s immediate formal education is still undecided, he is helping his family continue to rebuild their ranch after a devastating wildfire destroyed it last December. Jayce has been devoted to rebuilding fence and welding pens the last few months on the ranch. Jayce’s future goals are to one day continue on the legacy of his family’s farming and ranch operation.

Lauren Gilbert


Lauren Gilbert lives on her family’s Angus cattle operation in the hills of southwest Missouri. She is the daughter of Josh and LeAnna Gilbert. Lauren and her brother, Paden, are first-generation Angus breeders and have been active within the Missouri Junior Angus Association and NJAA. Lauren hopes to get to know members and encourage them to take on opportunities the NJAA has to offer. Lauren is currently a junior at the University of Missouri where she is studying Agricultural Communications and Leadership. She plans on continuing her education at the University of Missouri Law School. After graduation she plans to be a voice for the agricultural industry and the hard-working people behind it, in places where decisions are being made.

Lani LeBeouf


From the bayou state of Louisiana, Lani LeBeouf is a Louisiana raised, first-generation angus breeder and the daughter of Kurt and Angie LeBeouf. LeBeouf has been a part of both the NJAA and LJAA since 2011. She is currently a sophmore at Northwestern State University majoring in nursing. After graduation, LeBeouf plans to continue her education where she will study midwifery.

Avery Mather


Born and raised in State Center, Iowa, Avery is the daughter of Joe and Allison Mather. She comes from generations of Angus breeders and continues to exhibit and produce Angus cattle alongside her siblings, Carson and Keegan. Currently, Avery is studying Agricultural Business at Iowa State University. After graduation, she intends to stay within the agriculture industry, working with producers and the next generation of agriculture enthusiasts. When she is not studying or working on the farm, Avery also enjoys traveling. As a member of the NJAB, she hopes to impact juniors and support their ideas and goals.

Colter Pohlman


Colter Pohlman, from the Lone Star State of Texas, is the son of Scott and Moriah Pohlman. He is a fourth-generation Angus breeder who grew up showing and raising Angus cattle with his family. He has been a member of the National Junior Angus Association since 2009 and has been actively involved in the Texas Junior Angus Association since 2013. Colter is attending Texas Tech University where he is a sophmore dual majoring in Agricultural & Applied Economics and Business Administration. He plans to pursue a career in the finance sector, likely as a personal financial advisor, as well as continue to grow his Angus herd.

NJAA Advisors

Jaclyn Upperman
American Angus Association Staff
Executive Director of the Angus Foundation

Shally Rogen
American Angus Auxiliary
South Dakota

Mark Ahearn
American Angus Association Board of Directors

American Angus Association Events & Junior Activities Department

Caitlyn Brandt
Director of Events & Junior Activities

Madeline Bauer
Senior Events Coordinator

Bree Taylor
Events Coordinator

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