Tyler has been involved in the Oklahoma Youth Expo since he was nine years old as an exhibitor, volunteer and now staff member. Having grown up on his family’s farm and ranch in Oklahoma, he’s always been closely involved in agriculture. Previously he served as vice president of public policy at Oklahoma Farm Bureau.
Since 2012, Tyler has worked for the Oklahoma Youth Expo. His primary focus remains being the lead in strategy development and fundraiser for the Oklahoma Youth Expo and the Onward endowment. He also works to properly position “The Greatest Show” for both the short and long term success as the premier livestock show in America.
As a native of Orlando, Oklahoma, Kass grew up showing cattle and goats at OYE and across the United States. As a graduate of Oklahoma State University, member of OALE Class XI, she came to the Youth Expo as the livestock data coordinator in 2015.
Today, she serves as the show manager, coordinating the logistics of OYE, is responsible for day-to-day office operations and works to ensure every exhibitor’s experience is superior in every way possible.
Washington state native, JD returned to Oklahoma after serving as a videographer for Grant Company, a leading agricultural communications agency. Previously, JD was a member of OALE Class XIII and served as an OYE communications intern.
Today, JD works to tell the stories of OYE’s more than 7,000 exhibitors, its sponsors and those who impact Oklahoma agriculture. Sharing those stories across the Oklahoma Youth Expo’s various media platforms gaining exposure for “The Greatest Show.”
Joining the team in 2018, Bray came to the Youth Expo to serve as the director of operations. Prior to this, Bray served as the agricultural coalition specialist for Governor Stitt’s gubernatorial campaign. As a former state FFA officer, OALE Class XIII member and OYE intern, Bray is quite familiar with the Expo.
Today, Bray works with community and industry leaders to help better fund and serve the youth of the Oklahoma Youth Expo.
Her love for stock shows and the Oklahoma Youth Expo run deep having competed at the Expo as an exhibitor. Exhibiting at OYE was and continues to be a family afair for her. Prior to joining the team at OYE, Melissa served the Oklahoma Farmers Union as the director of youth and education.
Melissa has served OYE in several roles since 2003 and is one of the main contributors to its continued success. Today, she serves as the director of special events coordinating the OYE Marketplace, Diamond Hats and Sirloin Club events, continuing the legacy as the world’s largest and greatest junior livestock show.
As a west coast native, this Californian joined the team after graduating from Oklahoma State University in the spring of 2018. As a past member of OALE Class XV and OYE intern, Colton immersed himself into Oklahoma agriculture and today serves as the director of livestock.
Handling all livestock nominations, entries, class breaks and various show operations, Colton continues to keep OYE as the front runner in stock show operations.