TJ was born and raised in Merkel, Texas where he grew up loving horses and cattle. TJ started working at seventeen for a cutting horse facility and later trained horses along with doctoring wheat cattle for the Sellers Cattle Company. In 2009, TJ joined the Spires Ranch as a camp man and became Ranch Manager there in 2010. In 2014, TJ was hired as the Ranch Manager at Tongue River Ranch. He and his wife, Kristin, have three children; Bailey, Brazos and Blaine.
Kye Brandon – Wagon Boss
Kye grew up on the Alexander Ranch between Albany and Abilene, Texas where he helped his father 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 wife, Tanya, along with their daughter Brylee Bo and son Bronc came to Tongue River Ranch in March of 2015.
Quentin grew up on his family’s cow/calf ranch, the Windmill Ranch Cattle Service, in Central Texas and graduated from Lewisville Christian Academy. He has worked for the Quien Sabe Ranch and the JA Ranch before returning to his family’s operation. Quentin joined Tongue River Ranch in the Spring of 2012. He is married to Angella and they have three girls; Grace, Paisley and Bentley.
Sam grew up on the McKnight Ranch in Throckmorton, Texas where he worked during summer and winter breaks. He has also worked for Daws and Coker and the Lightning T Ranch. Sam graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communications. He and his wife, Haven, came to Tongue River Ranch in April of 2016.
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 of 2016. Josh and his wife, Courtney, have four children; Skyler, Seth, Hadleigh and Taylor.
Valente was born in Mexico and came to Texas at fourteen. Valente began working for the Moorhouse Ranch before coming to work for TRR in 2000. He also worked inn Vera, Texas for the Kinnibrugh family before coming back to Tongue River in 2011. Valente and his wife, Maribel, have two children; Wendy and Steven.
Wyatt grew up in central Texas. After high school, he spent two years working in western Nebraska and eastern Wyoming. Love of the ranching way of life brought him back to Texas. Wyatt joined the Tongue River crew in April 2016.
Jesus was raised in Knox City, Texas with three brothers and a sister. Growing up, he learned farming and the ranch life from his father. He used those skills working in both Knox and Haskell counties before coming to Tongue River in the fall of 2015.
Gabe Gaudern – Dog Trainer/Game Manager
Bio and Photo coming soon…
Bethany Smith – Administrative Assistant
Bio and Photo coming soon…