Upon graduation from Tarleton State University, Kali went to work for the American Paint Horse Association serving as Director of Amateur Activities. While working for APHA, she strengthened her skills in event production and management before moving to Austin, Texas, in 2007 to work for the Mustang Heritage Foundation. Since 2007, she has taken on leadership in every area of the Foundation's work. She has served in many roles during her time with the Foundation including administrative support, program development, event and program coordinator and Director of Operations. She most recently assumed the position of Executive Director in 2013. She has a passion for the western lifestyle and the American Mustang. As the Executive Director she keeps the Foundation on task and works to continue creating and implementing innovative programs that will encourage the training and adoption of mustangs.
While growing up on a small cattle operation in northeast Oklahoma, Kyla Hogan discovered her love for horses and the agricultural lifestyle early. She participated in rodeo and horse judging throughout school and later competed at the collegiate level. Kyla earned an associate degree in journalism and then graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor of science in agricultural communications. While at OSU, she interned at a major racehorse farm and The American Quarter Horse Journal. Before working for the Mustang Heritage Foundation, Kyla and her husband Byron trained horses in Amarillo, Texas.
Byron Hogan grew up in Guymon, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University and graduated with a bachelor degree in biological sciences. Growing up, Byron was blessed to have a mother who gave him a passion for horses. She always made sure he had something to ride. That passion stayed with Byron, and after college, he began to work with horses full time. In 2009, Byron married the love of his life, and they continued their love of horses and the people that surround them. After participating in Extreme Mustang Makeovers, Byron is now proud to be part of the amazing Mustang Heritage Foundation team.
Megan Kilcup was born and raised in the suburbs outside Seattle, Washington. After earning degrees in Communications and Theology from Seattle Pacific University, Megan moved to New Zealand for one year in pursuit of adventure. Shortly after returning, Megan started working at Microsoft in University Recruiting, where she managed hundreds of college recruiting events during her nearly 5 years there. Megan has always had a love of horses, but it wasn’t until the 2012 Mustang Million when she had the chance to adopt her own Mustang. Her passion for horses and the American Mustang eventually brought her to the Mustang Heritage Foundation where she supports the team by coordinating the Extreme Mustang Makeover events and the Trainer Incentive Program.
As a fourth-generation agriculturalist, Randi has a passion for the people and ideals of the agriculture industry. Her hands-on experience began on the family ranch, grew through 4-H and FFA projects, citizenship and community service programs, collegiate judging, agricultural societies and various work experiences.Randi has continued with her membership on the Burnet Co. Livestock Show Board of Directors and graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. degree in agricultural development. Through these activities, her degree and work-related experience, Randi developed skills in teamwork, time and money management, event planning, customer service, communications, and business relations. She joined the Mustang Heritage Foundation management team in 2007 where she currently manages Extreme Mustang Makeover events, youth-related programs including the Youth & Yearling Mustang Challenge and the Youth Employment Program, and retail sales and merchandise.
Stormy Mullins attended Texas A&M University earning a bachelor’s degree in animal science and then attended Tarleton State University, where he graduated with a master’s of science in teaching. Upon graduation, his career path lead him to education, where he spent 27 years as an Agricultural Science instructor at the high school level while also judging rodeos for more than 25 years. In 2003, he had the opportunity to combine his knowledge of rodeo with his education background when he was recruited as rodeo coach at Weatherford College. About 7 years ago, he met clinician Chris Cox, and they became fast friends. Stormy began managing the ranch and equine operations at Chris Cox Horsemanship Company. Though he is no longer managing the day-to-day operations at the ranch, he continues to share his knowledge with students at Chris Cox Clinics and Begin the Journey Clinics. Stormy began working full time for the Mustang Heritage Foundation in 2010. Stormy aids in every aspect of event and program management as well as future program development. With his knowledge of horses, livestock event judging and production, coaching, and education, he is a great asset to the Mustang Heritage Foundation team.