Madi moved to the Chico in 2013 and was intrigued by the prospect of working with cattle outside a traditional setting- she’d always wanted to be a vet. When not in the field, Madi began spending time in the shop and her talent was quickly apparent. Today she is the manager of the shop and is critical in the design process.
Andrea began as a seasonal wrangler at Zapata Ranch, which we manage for the Nature Conservancy. She grew up in California and always had a passion for horses and riding, and went to school for art. In 2016 she moved to the Chico and merged her two passions, and began learning leathercraft full-time. Today she oversees all of our online orders and many custom projects.
Bri joined Ranchlands as our first leather apprentice in 2019, inspired to learn the craft from her work as a guide on several ranches in the west. She studied design in college and this foundation, in addition to her passion for horses and ranching have made herself an integral part of the team.