Left to Right: President: TyAnn Tellefson , Vice President - Zach Wilson, Secretary - Cade Lyyski, West Side Representative - Cassandra Garcia, East Side Representative - Garrett Palmer

Cassandra Garcia

Cassandra Garcia
Washington Junior Angus Member Running for NJAA Board

Junior Membership Form

Junior Members


Olivia Hanson



Hello everyone. My name is Olivia Hanson and I am from Newport, Washington where I am currently a sophomore in high school. I enjoy raising and showing cattle, and have been doing so since I was eight. I have been involved with the WJAA for five years now, serving as Secretary/Treasurer for the last two. The WJAA has enabled me to find mentors within the beef industry, gain friends statewide, and travel to many different destinations. Some of my favorite memories with Angus friends are trips to LEAD Conference in New Orleans and Regionals in Reno. Outside of the association I am involved with 4H, focusing on cattle, livestock judging, leadership, and art. I love to read, eat ice cream, and enjoy the short, sweet summers of Eastern Washington.

Alyx Hanson



Alyx Hanson is from Elk, Wash., and has been raising Angus cattle for eight years. This is her second year serving as the vice president for the Washington Junior Angus Association. Currently, Alyx is a freshman at Oklahoma State University majoring in Animal Science and Agricultural Communications. After completing her education at OSU, she plans on moving back to Washington to raise cattle and a family. Her passion for youth and agriculture runs deep. If she is not getting cattle ready for a show, she is planning cattle or sheep clinics for kids in the Northwest. After being involved with the state and national junior Angus associations on all levels, Alyx says her favorite event is the LEAD conference each year. Aside from the livestock, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and eating ice cream.



These junior Angus members represented Washington at the 2015 LEAD (Leaders Engaged in Angus Development) Conference, Aug. 6-9 in Seattle, Wash. Pictured front row from left are Tarisa Toth, Anacortes; Alyx Hanson, Elk; Tatiana Taylor, Goldendale; Andrew Toth, Anacortes; Will Gannon, Goldendale; and Kelsey Vejraska, Omak. Back row from left are Garrett Hanson and Ashley Hanson, both of Elk; Amanda Toth, Anacortes; Katie Emerson, Grand Coulee; Olivia Hanson and Callie Hanson, both of Newport; Shelby Burrus, Tacoma; and Cassandra Garcia, Renton. A total of 136 juniors from 29 states and Canada attended the conference, "Success in Seattle," where they enhance leadership and interpersonal skills while learning more about the beef industry. Photo by Carrie Horsley, American Angus Association.