Originally from Tipton, IN. I now live in Edgerton, WI with my wife Erica. We are expecting a little girl in March Halsey Jean Crouch. Erica and I own and operate Taylor Crouch Showpigs, we buy, sell and trade around 150 head a year to kids and their families. Along with reselling hogs we also own a handful of sows who are spread out among some breeders in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.
VICE – PRESIDENT
Russ and his wife Amy Jo, live on a farm in rural Poynette with their son Tyler, and daughter, Kaila. On their farm they finish show pigs and raise beef cattle. Russ has been a carpenter with Findorff for the past 14 years. Their family has been involved in the WSPA for the past 7 years. Through the WSPA their family has gained friends all over the state and country that have similar interests to them. He recalls going to his first symposium and seeing all of the youth from ages 5-18 heading to the game room together and looking after one another and was very impressed by their camaraderie. Russ enjoys being able to watch his kids do something they love together, working with and showing their pigs. He is looking forward to giving back to an organization that has helped his children become the young adults they are today.
Sheryl and her family live on a beef and grain farm outside of Barneveld, WI. Sheryl grew up on a pig, beef and grain farm in Central Illinois and showed pigs and cattle through the Illinois 4-H program. Sheryl is proud to serve as your president and is passionate about all youth livestock events. She joined the WSPA to not only ensure the longevity of the program but to expand the program offerings and entice more Wisconsin youth to participate. Sheryl and her family also host the WSPA sanctioned Uff Da! Classic jackpot as well.
Sheryl has a background in financial accounting and internal auditing and is currently the Assistant Controller at Monroe Truck Equipment.
Megan and her husband Jordan Tibbits reside in Mineral Point, WI. Megan grew up on a farm in Southeast Wisconsin and showed pigs through 4-H but married into Tibbits Show Pigs, selling pigs at a local, state, and national level. Megan works full time as a Territory Sales Manager for Elanco Animal Health, supporting a variety of veterinarians. Alongside Jordan, Megan helps manage WISCO ELITE.
Nick Weinkauf of Racine County grew up showing livestock along with his family. He graduated from Blackhawk East in Illinois where he was a member of the Livestock Judging Team. While at BHE, Nick got the opportunity to connect with others across the country who had the same passion for the show pig industry as he and have continued to be great connections for him and his family. Nick has worked most of his adult life in the Sports Turf and Landscaping industries. Nick joined the Adult Board for WSPA so he could continue to help the youth of Wisconsin by helping lead the organization and provide the youth with educational and enjoyable opportunities. In Nick’s free time he enjoys watching anything Badger Sports and the Green Bay Packers as well as helping his family show pigs at all levels all across the country. Nick looks forward to working with all the youth across Wisconsin through the WSPA and being a resource for youth just getting started in the show world.
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
Dawn and her husband Brock live on a farm in Melrose, WI with their four kids Trent, Jack, Taylor & Cole. They currently run a herd of Angus and Simmental beef cattle, 40 wether type ewes, and farrow a small group of Crossbred and Registered York sows. Their kids compete at both the state and national levels in multiple species and livestock related events. Dawn is excited to be a part of the WSPA to help the youth in this industry reach their goals
YOUTH BOARD MEMBERS
Hello! My name is Amy Jentges. I am 17 years old and a Senior at Random Lake High School. I am an active member in FFA, 4-H, National Honors Society, Hatchet Club, Art Club, Forensics, and Plays and Musicals. I grew up on a small dairy farm, but since my family sold the cows, I have raised and shown steers, pigs, and shown dairy cattle from many local farms. Agriculture is a large part of my life, and throughout the last few years I have enjoyed educating and sharing my passion of agriculture by working at Roden Barnyard Adventures, the Wisconsin State Fair Discovery Barnyard, and creating my own agricultural education curriculum. I look forward to sharing my passion for show pigs with WSPA members and am so excited to be able to join the WSPA Junior Board!
My name is Claire Esselman and I am currently a Junior at Clinton High School. I grew up on a farrow to finish pig operation, and have been showing pigs since I could walk. I love the industry and more importantly the people in it. Outside of showing pigs, I enjoy sports, hunting, and traveling. I am so grateful for this opportunity to be on the WSPA Junior Board and I am excited for the 2022 show season
HI! My name is Isabelle Doherty, I am currently a senior at Johnson Creek High School in Johnson Creek, WI where I live on our family farm. I am the daughter of Shawn and Nancy Doherty and the youngest of four, TJ (27), Aubrey (24), and Elysa (21). I will be attending UW-Whitewater in the fall of 22’ majoring in elementary education and early childhood education. I have been showing since I can remember, and I’m so happy to be apart of the WSPA Junior Board! My favorite breed is berks, and my favorite part about WSPA is all the friends I have met that have turned into family. I can’t wait to make this show season the best yet!
My name is Talena Sprecher and I am 16 years old. I am currently a sophomore at Ithaca High School and am involved in several school activities such as FFA, FBLA, and sports. Over my 12 years of WSPA my love for show pigs and the livestock community has grown tremendously. I love to learn tips and tricks from others in WSPA and am very greatful for all the connections I have been able to make through this organization! One of my favorite opportunities WSPA has provided me with is getting to travel with other members and their families to national shows. The memories, friendships, and experiences gained through those shows and through the jackpot shows are priceless. I can’t wait to help make these next couple years just as memorable for other members as my time in WSPA has been for me!
Hello! My name is Sidney Hebbe, I am currently a junior at UW-Platteville finishing up my degree in Animal science and Ag Business. I have been showing livestock ever since I can remember. Alongside my family we breed and show both hogs and beef cattle, my favorites being the Berks and Shorthorns. I love all the connections and experiences that the livestock industry has to offer to all age groups. I am super excited to be on the WSPA Junior Board and look forward to the 2022 show season!