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RADM (ret.) Christina Alvarado Shanahan

Rear Adm. (ret.) Alvarado is a registered nurse and holds a Masters of Health Care Administration from the University of North Carolina. She has worked in the clinical areas of orthopedics, neurosurgery, and intensive care. Her Navy Reserve career began as a direct commissioned officer. She was called to active duty from 1990 to 1991...

Laura Wilson

From her early days working with Richard Avedon on his American West project, to her current interest in documenting the work of mountain lion hunters in Arizona, Laura Wilson's photographic career has been wide ranging and far reaching, but always firmly rooted in the West: its land, its traditions, and its people. Her award-winning books,...

Stacie Dieb McDavid

A businesswoman from an early age, Stacie opened and ran a franchise of 32 fitness centers across Texas and Florida by the age of 22. She is currently CEO of McDavid Investments Company, which involves real estate and investments, as well as overseeing the McDavid equine breeding/training/ranch operations. She is an avid competitor in the...

Janell Kleberg

A true cowgirl, Janell Kleberg has been involved with all aspects of ranch work, from breaking, training and showing horses with her husband to working cattle on properties in Texas, Brazil, Argentina, and Australia. She also captured the images for her book Waiting for Daylight: King Ranch Images from the Past on horseback, working in...

Mayisha Akbar

Raised in a government housing project in a partially rural area of Los Angeles, Mayisha always had a passion for animals, especially horses. After becoming a successful real estate broker, she found a place in a little-known agricultural area of Compton called Richland Farms and decided to move her family there. She soon established her...