Livestock MOM. Livestock WIFE. Livestock CAREER. Livestock PASSION. For Lisa, what all started with a simple 4-H project has blossomed into a way of life that she couldn’t picture any other way. She says, “I thank God every day for placing me right here, in the middle of the stock show life.” Lisa believes in this industry and the important values that we can all learn along the way. There is no other lifestyle that she’d rather raise her children within.
Lisa is grateful that her own passion and professional career have collided. Lisa says, “My career allows the opportunity to serve others in the industry by bringing innovative products and service to the market through Weaver Leather Livestock show supplies”. Lisa bases her motto on the quote “She believed she could. So, she did”. This creed translates into her evident dedication to the stock show life.
Lisa resides in Northeast Ohio, where she and her husband stay busy raising their three children and a barn full of show lambs.
Marlene Eick is a storyteller and coach. As co-owner of Herdmark Media, she helps businesses in agriculture tell their story. As a leadership and career coach, Marlene helps people discover the stories within themselves. She’s an advocate for youth livestock shows and loves French fries, playing the piano, and cheering for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Learn more about Marlene at herdmarkmedia.com and marleneeick.com.
Renee Hershberger is a dairy enthusiast and serves as the Research and Development Coordinator at Weaver Leather Livestock. Growing up, her summer vacations weren’t typical beach trips. Instead, you could find Renee showing at the Ohio State Fair and the Holmes County Fair near her hometown. Renee continues to raise and show dairy cattle. Her herd includes Coco, Coco Chanel, Charlie, and the two newest additions Carat, and Colette.
Renee is living one of her favorite quotes, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Renee is very passionate in sharing secrets to her success with the youth of today so they have the tools to be successful in the ring, and in life!
Rachelle Vance is better known as “Funny & Spunky Aunt Shell” to most! She lives and breathes the livestock industry! Three years ago, she found her dream job creating innovative livestock products at Weaver Leather Livestock. She grew up in the livestock show world and showed her first horse at the age of 3! You will see her as a cheerleader ringside, with a camera in hand watching her nephews doing what she loves!
Rachelle’s motto is, “Nothing is impossible; the word itself says ‘I’m Possible’”-Audrey Hepburn.
Taylor Banbury grew up on a small farm in central Ohio, where she and her family raised commercial livestock and competitively showed market lambs across the country. Striving to make the industry better for the next generation, her family works hard to educate others how to successfully raise and show their animals. Taylor feels honored to serve as Weaver Leather Livestock’s Marketing Associate and brings laughter and vibrant energy wherever she goes, whether it’s to the office or the next big show!
Outside of work, you can find Taylor spending time with her nephew, working on the family farm, traveling or representing at the local restaurant, The Farmstead. If you need a favor from Taylor, she’ll be glad to help, but it never hurts to approach her with a nice, cold iced tea! She passionately challenges herself and others to #makeyourmark and impact those around you in a positive way.