Carl Kolbe has worked at the Brazos County Expo since May of 2007. Starting out as Operations Manager, when the first event was held at the Expo in October of the same year, he was in charge of all equine related events. He moved to Assistant General Manager in 2012 and now as General Manager, is responsible for all activities at the Expo and The Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo.
Growing up in Harris County, near Katy Texas, he gained extensive knowledge being involved in 4-H and FFA raising and showing beef cattle and training horses for all events. Also a Lifetime Member of The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with 40 years on the Youth Quarter Horse Show and Youth Horse Judging Contest committees. Carl, his wife Jeanne and two children, Chad and Carli, operated a successful horse boarding and training business in College Station from 1997 – 2016.
As a graduate of Texas A&M with a B.S. in Agriculture Education and a member of the Texas A&M Rodeo Team, Carl has competed in collegiate rodeos, PRCA sanctioned events and is still active in amateur competition.