Sep 1996 - Dec 2000

Bachelor of Science

I have always had a strong desire and passion for the agriculture industry. It didn't take long and I found my desire for livestock production leaning towards sheep production. Soon, I decided that the pursuit of a career in sheep production was the direction that I had to go. With this in mind, Angelo State was the obvious choice for me. (being that San Angelo, Texas is the sheep capital of Texas.) Soon after attending Angelo State, I decide that the best way to furthur improve and supplement my education was to become involved in as many Agricultural activities as possible.

  • Immediately, I became a member of the ASU Block & Bridle Club in 1996.
  • Then I was given the opportunity & made the ASU Wool Judging Team in 1997.
  • While also being voted in as the Vice President of the Block & Bridle Club.
  • Became a member the ASU Livestock Judging Team from 1997 through 1998.
  • I was then voted President of Block & Bridle Club in 1998 through 1999.
  • Qualified and joined the ASU Delta Tau Alpha Agricultural Honor Society in 1998
  • I was voted in as Vice President of Delta Tau Alpha in 1999.
  • Overall GPA of 3.346.

My education has served me well, but I have refined it through experience.

Work experience

Work experience
Jan 2001 - Present

Owner/Flock Manager

Schuh Box Lambs

As the General Manager, I have encouraged and improved the education and communications with our customers. This has allowed us to increase our customer base and develop long term relationships based on trust and loyalty with them. With improved marketing methods, I have increased the visibility of the business to more customers. These methods include:

  • A website providing a sampling of our lambs available for sale in both still picture and video formats. This encourages customers to choose us over our competition because we are more accessible. Customers and potential customers can see what we have to offer before taking a potentialy long trip to visit the ranch.
  • Providing valuable and sometimes hard to find information on proper care and management of a show lamb. This provides the help to our customers that they need to know how to properly raise their animal. This also has the added feature of keeping customers coming back to the website for updates.
  • An email newsletter that maintains our accessability to our customers and keeps us first in their minds for their next purchase.

With these improvements Schuh Box Lambs has increased sales by 10% and is still growing.

I have also implemented better management techniques that have improved productivity and reduced costs. By designing better facilities and implementing other tools adapted from the wildlife industry, more production females can be maintained with less labor. A better understanding of how sheep biology functions under different environmental conditions has increased lamb crop size by 30%. Land management techniques adapted from farming has allowed the business to maintain more sheep on less land with no harm to the environment and in some cases improving it.

After extensive research and promotion, I am leading the expansion of Schuh Box Lambs into the lamb meat market under the name “Eder Excellence”. This effort is proving to be profitable and an excellent move for Schuh Box Lambs. As of September 2012 we have acquired almost 375 ewes with a goal of 500 ewes. Unfortunatly, as of February 2013 a bacterial disease has droped our numbers to 260 before I found the problem and was able to stop its progression by better understanding the disease. Now, with systems I have set up, the flock is healthier and on its way to our original goal.

Jan 2008 - Apr 2013

Apprentice Electrician

William's Electric

Working at William's Electric has opened my skill set even more by allowing me to learn (hands on) the electrical trade. I have learned the proper methods of wiring simple and some more complex curictry. I have learned how to troubleshoot most electrical problems and make sure wiring is installed properly to prevent future problems.

May 2001 - Dec 2006

Assistant/Equipment Operator

Stiegler Farms

While I was an employee of Stiegler Farms, I was able to improve my skills in handling farm equipment. I also spent more time working with customers to explain the process of coastal grass sprig planting and help them understand what to do after we planted the grass to help it grow and flourish.

During my time here, sales for coastal sprigging service increased and more jobs for custom hay baling were acquired due to my efficiency in performing each job and increased customer satisfaction.

Computerization of Agriculture

One of my most valuable interest is computers and computer technology. Computer technology has become cheaper and more affordable to any livestock producer. It allows producers to be more efficient in their production & the tracking of it. It also improves the marketing of products to a wider audience and provides valuable information on how the market is preforming. Here are some of the things that I have implemented in Schuh Box Lambs.

  • The design and use of a record keeping system for tracking production using Microsoft Access. This allows for the customized recording of animal data that can also be linked to other recording systems that are using MS Access.
  • A PDA for use in the field. This allows me to sync the PDA with the computer record keeping system for ease of recording data in the field and accessing the same data when I need it. Furthermore, I can easily analyze data on a particular animal while in the field form the PDA which improves management ability.
  • Internet venews allow me to market show lambs to a larger audience. I can also provide support information to my customers through internet and email in a timely manner that was previously impossible.
  • All the marketing and contact with customers can be done through our website and email.




Although my educating experience has been mostly informal, I have spent time working with students both in a Sunday School setting as the teacher, as well as working with customers to teach them how to show and care for their lambs properly. I have certain families that I help and work with on a regular basis both in person and over the phone. They tell me that they appreciate my time spent with their children and indicate that they value my experience. In some cases I have driven as far as Laredo to offer my expertise. As for my role as a Sunday School teacher, I served as the primary supervisor for children I took to a church camp, made simple lesson plans, and came up with creative ways to help them understand the lessons.

Animal Nutrition

At Angelo State, I learned more in depth about  proper animal nutrition and how it affects their productivity and well being. But with my years of experience in feeding sheep and monitoring their health (in conjuntion with solving problems), I have discovered some of the finer details about animal nutrition. I have discovered more about how nutrition affects animal biology, but more importantly how biology and health affect the animals ability to utilize the nutrition provided them. I have built and implemented Excel files to better calculate how current animals will utilize given feed rations.

Microsoft Access & Office

I have learned by doing. I first started keeping livestock records in Excel which gave me a chance to learn and play with the formula features. When I had the money, I moved to Access where I discovered that I could do far more with my record keeping. I soon developed an entire record keeping system that included basic information, as well as auto age calculations, auto calculated average daily gains, and linked medical records to individual animals. I still use Excel for simpler calculations like feed formulations for protein and energy, average daily gain expectancy for certain ration to certain animals, and lamb production prediction calendars.


"Necessity is the mother of invention." With that said, my career in production agriculture requires me to be inventive. I have engineered and built many types of mechanical tools that allow me to manage a growing sheep operation mostly by myself. Recently some of my designs have caught the attention of other producers.

CAD Software

I have recently discovered a CAD program that allows me to start engineering my ideas and inventions. I have got the hang of it in about month. With this abillty to draw out my ideas in 3D, I can now properly comunicate to the manufacturers what it is I am wanting to build. It has also allowed me to find problems with some of my designs before I build them.


Animal Husbandry

I manage a farm flock operation about 350 sheep. The sheep spend about 75% of their life in a dry lot. We provide them with all the nutrition they need and are better able to monitor their health in this situation. Furthermore their production, health, and happiness are all maximized.



Heavy Equipment Operator

I am skilled in driving and operating tractors, skid steer loaders, grain trucks, back hoes, and trucks & trailers.



Marketing can always be a tough skill to master. It involves predicting what customers want and how to get that desire to them. It also involves knowing how to get your product out in front of them and showing of the best, most desirable atributes of your product. It has been very much like livestock showmanship in a stock show arena or selling show lambs to 4H and FFA students. Showmanship first requires that you know your animal and what the judge wants to see. Then you have to be able to present the desirable traits in a favorable way to get the judges attention. This works exactly the same way in selling show lambs. Well, in an industry where few producers make it over 10 years, I think I am duing well at almost 20 years in buisness. This may have been indicated by my showmanship ability in school and college competition involving heifers, lambs, and hogs. In college and high school one could say I was notorious for winning showmanship every year, but this was because I knew the animals and what the judges wanted.   Now that I manage a new division of Schuh Box Lambs (the commercial meat lamb production). I have to take the marketing to a whole new level. First I started by testing some of our lamb meat on voluntary consumers and discovered that our lamb had a distinct flavor advantage over the leading competitor. Now I am currently researching the pricing of lamb to better understand how the market price is determined. To do this I develope an Excel file to calculate the price at the livestock auction is affected by the USDA market price for lamb carcusses.


Vet Tech

Web Developer

I built my first website in 2000 and in the process locked up the computer 5 times while I was learning. Well I have gotten much better at it and currently manage the website for Schuh Box Lambs.