Each member of the FGRA Board of Directors serves a two year term, except for the Trustee who serves a calendar year three year term (an IGRA standard). Board member terms are staggered so that only half the Board should be elected during any given year.
We'll post Bill's bio shortly.
Vice President -
Sam started in rodeo in 1999 after meeting members of the then South East Gay Rodeo Association (SEGRA). He attended his first rodeo that year, where he volunteered as a timer. From that moment on he was hooked. Not only finding a love of rodeo, but finding a welcoming and amazing group of people that have become like a second family.
Sam began volunteering and was convinced to compete in the royalty program. He has served as Mr. SEGRA 2nd Runner-up 2000, Mr. SEGRA 2001 and most recently Mr. FGRA 1st Runner-up 2015. He found a place in royalty to help the organization make a difference and raise much needed money for local charities.
Prior to joining FGRA, Sam served on the Board of Directors for the former Georgia Gay Rodeo Association as Rodeo Director. He is active with IGRA, recently receiving certification as an official Scorekeeper. He also plans to apply to enter the certification program to become an IGRA Judge later this year.
Sam is excited to be selected as FGRA’s Vice-President and looks forward to the years to come for the organization. He plans to return the royalty program to FGRA and build a firm foundation to last for years to come. Royalty isn’t just a title, it’s a job; an important job for our organization and charity partners.
Sam lives in Locust Grove, Georgia, just south of Atlanta. He is a Fire/EMS Captain and also an EMT instructor. Sam is also returning to school to obtain his Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration - EMS Management..
Bryan has been a long time supporter of both state and national organizations that support equality for the LGBTQ community. Bryan has been a strong supporter of FGRA since the founding of the association. Bryan possesses a desire to create a venue that facilitates communication for community members who live in rural communities or have an appreciation for the rural lifestyle in Florida, Georgia, and beyond.
Bryan has been a business owner for many years, as well as an active community volunteer in both Florida and Minnesota. Bryan was a resident of Sarasota for fifteen years, before moving to Ona, Florida to manage his cattle company in 2014. Bryan brings a commitment of inclusion, and communication along with the desire to create an organization that benefits its members, and our community.
We'll post Mike's bio shortly.
We'll post Voni's bio shortly.