CMDR Board

  • Wendy Francisco – Crack O Noon LLC, Livermore, CO
    Wendy Francisco – Crack O Noon LLC, Livermore, CO Founder

    Wendy lives on 35 acres in Northern Colorado with her husband Don. She raises 100% New Zealand Kiko Goats, and Colorado Mountain Dogs.  Wendy has worked with animals all her life. She founded the Colorado Mountain Dog breed in 2008, seeing the need for a canine protector who would be an asset to small acreage farming. Also pictured here is Caspian, the dog who inspired the breed and is the founding stud.

  • Tracy Wray, LE CAPM – The Ranch at Wray Family Farm
    Tracy Wray, LE CAPM – The Ranch at Wray Family Farm President & Registrar

    Tracy owns businesses in South Carolina, New York and Colorado, but her passion is her Colorado ranch. She and her husband Justin raise Nubian goats, Irish Dexter cattle, Huacaya alpacas, Royal White sheep, New Zealand White rabbits, heritage breed chickens and turkeys, and of course, Colorado Mountain Dogs. She studied Business & Marketing at Charleston Southern University and Agricultural & Animal Sciences at Colorado State University. She has a special interest in genetics and breeding practices. Tracy has a Certified Associate in Project Management from the Project Management Institute, and is the Registrar for the CMDR.

  • Cat Spydell
    Cat Spydell

    Cat Spydell is an author, editor, and publisher with Mischievous Muse Publishing Arts Alliance who received her MA at California State University, Long Beach. She is a public speaker on environmental issues and stays involved in her community, having served as HOA president, running for city council, and as a lead on Next Door. Cat runs a private animal rescue in CA, Pixie Dust Ranch, with Rad the Peacock, an education bird. This is Cat and Drinian, her beloved CMD.

    • R. Katie Portacci Quatrano – Tilted W Ranch, Fort Collins, CO
      R. Katie Portacci Quatrano – Tilted W Ranch, Fort Collins, CO

      Katie is a veterinary epidemiologist with a background in public health. Along with her husband and two kids, Katie raises Nigerian Dwarf goats and an assortment of poultry. Her CMD Belle keeps watch of the ranch.

      • Kimberlee Berlin – Flower Lion Farms, Fort Collins CO
        Kimberlee Berlin – Flower Lion Farms, Fort Collins CO

        Kimberlee owns Flower Lion Farm, in Fort Collins, Colorado, a camps that lets kids participate in active farm life- milking goats, collecting eggs, horseback riding, and other activities. FLF raises and shows champion ADGA registered Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats, offers goat milk shares, and sells organic eggs. FLF is guarded by four amazing Colorado Mountain Dogs.

        • Jen Pace Anderson – Balto Farms, Boulder, CO
          Jen Pace Anderson – Balto Farms, Boulder, CO

          Jen has degrees in Physical Therapy and Biology with a genetics background, and owns Balto Farm with her husband, four kids and parents. They raise Alpacas, Babydoll Sheep, King Shepherds, and Colorado Mountain Dogs. Balto Farms offers organic eggs from over 150 chickens and ducks, yarn and wool products, and a lavender and flower farm.

          • Christina Picker – Sweet Lime Sky Farm, Nunn, CO
            Christina Picker – Sweet Lime Sky Farm, Nunn, CO

            Christina freelances as a Graphic Designer and is working towards her degree in art. She is a wife, and mother of 4 boys, ages 10, 12, 15 and 18. She and her husband homestead, and own a raw milk dairy. Christy is also an avid Gardner and loves to make things grow. She is pictured here with Nani, one of her Colorado Mountain Dogs.

            • Kristin Robertson – Painted Canvas Farms, Lamar, MO
              Kristin Robertson – Painted Canvas Farms, Lamar, MO

              Kristin is a family nurse practitioner. She and her husband own and operate Painted Canvas Farm outside of Lamar, MO.  Kristin and family have raised working AKC Australian Cattle Dogs for over twelve years. PCF stands Founder Award winning CMD stud, RDA Chuck Norris, who guards PCF’s registered Kiko Goats, pigs, chickens, horses, cattle and ACDs and all the PCF Colorado Mountain Dogs.

              • Dr. Susan Amiee Ornitz – Ward, CO
                Dr. Susan Amiee Ornitz – Ward, CO

                Susan is a small animal veterinarian in Lyons and Nederland, CO. She and her husband and two children have 7 dogs, 4 cats, Nigerian dwarf goats and chickens. Her CMDs protect their goats and chickens, and also hike/ski/house dog it. This is Susan with Ella and Tesla.

                • Kathleen Baca – Stone Table Ranch LLC, CO
                  Kathleen Baca – Stone Table Ranch LLC, CO

                  Kathleen is originally from the suburbs of Chicago, and has a BS in Biology. She and her family now operate Stone Table Ranch in Colorado. They raise miniature dairy goats, chickens, turkeys, and now CMD’s. This is Kathleen and Petey.

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