TJ was born and raised in Merkel, TX. He grew up loving horses and cattle and learned many valuable lessons about the cattle industry from his Dad. TJ started his first job at 17 working for a cutting horse facility. He later started training horses for the public and himself; along with doctoring wheat cattle for Sellers Cattle Co. for 10 years. In 2009 he went to work for Spires Ranch as a camp man and became manager in 2010. He worked for Spires Ranch for 4 ½ years before coming to Tongue River Ranch in April 2014. TJ has been very blessed in his life. His biggest accomplishment is his family and watching his kids grow and their love for Jesus Christ. TJ says that his wife Kristin, daughter Bailey (15), and two sons Brazos (9) and Blaine (6) have always supported him in everything he does. He gives God the glory for everything that has come his way including working for Tongue River Ranch and being a part of a wonderful group of people. He enjoys team roping, showing horses and loves to snow ski. TJ and his wife Kristin take great pride in being a part of the Tongue River Ranch, its premier Quarter Horses and cattle operations, its heritage and its families.
Quentin grew up on his family cow/calf ranch, Windmill Ranch Cattle Service, in Central Texas. After graduating from Lewisville Christian Academy in 1999 he worked for the Quien Sabe Ranch for a couple of years and spent three years at the JA Ranch. Quentin returned to his family’s outfit for four years before coming to Tongue River Ranch in the Spring of 2012. Quentin is married to Angella and they have three precious girls; Grace, Paisley and Bentley. He enjoys playing the guitar and spending all the time he can with his family. Quentin says that he is truly blessed. He thanks God that he has such a wonderful wife who is truly a gift and that he gets to do what he loves every day.
Kye grew up on a ranch between Albany and Abilene, Texas helping his Dad at the Alexander Ranch where he helped take care of a yearling operation and trained colts. He has worked for the Spayberry, JY, 7-Triangle, Davis and Hanes and Slant B Ranches. Kye, his beautiful wife Tanya along with their daughter Brylee Bo and son Bronc came to Tongue River Ranch in March of 2015. He enjoys riding and training horses, roping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Sam grew up in Throckmorton, Texas, on the McKnight Ranch where he worked during summer and winter breaks. He has also worked for Daws and Coker, and Lightning T Ranch. Sam graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Communications. He and his beautiful wife Haven came to Tongue River Ranch in April of 2016. He enjoys hunting, fishing, roping, playing the guitar and spending time with his family.
Josh Halsell – North Camp Cowboy
Josh was raised on family ranches in Foard, Knox and Clay counties around Crowell, Texas. He has day worked for ranches including the Moorhouse Ranch, Spade Ranch, and Pitchfork Ranch and was the manager of the High Card Ranch from 2003 until coming to Tongue River Ranch in March 2016. Josh has four children, Skyler (22), Seth (17), Hadleigh (12) and Taylor (10). Josh enjoys watching his kids compete in sports, ranch rodeos, riding colts, roping and competing in ranch horse competitions in his spare time.