Cara Donovan: “The Veteran”
Cara is a New Jersey native and a senior in Animal Science. 4 years before coming to CSU, Cara made the devastating decision to become a vegetarian. Two years into her employment here at Ram Country Meats, she came to her senses and reconverted to a full-fledged meat-eater. In her spare time, Cara enjoys the homely pursuits of rugby, power-napping at key locations on campus, and GTL (google it! #NewJersey4life). She is an avid lover of ugly dogs, trampolines, Christmastime, and well-priced airline tickets.
Holland Russo: “The Crazy Chicken Lady”
Holland is a senior at Colorado State University studying Animal Science, and she hopes to complete a masters in Meat Science upon finishing her undergraduate degree. She grew up in Broomfield, Colorado where she found her love for agriculture, livestock, and poultry. Her hobbies include: buying chickens, raising chickens, showing chickens, hugging chickens, eating Chick-fil-a, getting chicken tattoos, and watching videos of chickens. Holland will begin her journey within the poultry industry this summer at JBS Pilgrim’s Pride as a Research and Development Intern. Until then, she will just dream about chickens.
Motto: “Eat Mor Chikin”—Chick-fil-a
Kacey Buttrick: “The Trackstar”
Kacey grew up in Fairplay, CO and is now a junior at Colorado State University studying Animal Science and Agricultural Business. She will have an internship with the company Ingredion this summer located in Englewood, CO. There she will be developing starch ingredients for meat products. Her favorite cut of meat from Ram County Meats is the good ole ribeye! Favorite animal… turtles… of the sea.
Motto: “Will run for meat” –Kacey Buttrick
Jamie McKinley: “The Disney Nerd”
Jamie is an Animal Science and Agricultural Literacy major at Colorado State University, looking for a career in the Department of Agriculture. She is originally from the south end of the Golden State, where she learned that 1. sheep are the best creatures in the world, 2. Disney is life, and 3. the zoo is the best place to be. Her favorite cut from Ram Country Meats is the Beef Flat Iron Steak.
Motto: “If you can dream it… you can do it” – Walt Disney
Mackenzie Mayo: “The Mom”
Mackenzie grew up in Cheraw, CO on her family’s cow-calf operation. She is now a senior at Colorado State University majoring in Animal Science with a minor in Agriculture Resources Economics. Upon graduation Mackenzie is pursuing a career in the meat industry. In her spare time Mackenzie likes to cook/bake and boss everyone around. Mackenzie’s favorite cut of meat is anything you can throw on the grill.
Motto: “Life is too short to eat poorly cooked steak”- Mackenzie Mayo