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Carl Kolbe - GM Brazos County Expo and BVFR

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.

Fiona Tizard Meyer - Senior Manager

Fiona has worked for the Brazos Valley Fair since it first opened in 2012. She began by overseeing the marketing and promotion of the first Fair and quickly moved up to become Assistant Manager and now Senior Manager of the Fair. Fiona is responsible for overseeing everything at the Fair, but her biggest jobs are finances, security, marketing, attractions, exhibits and commercial vendors. She also oversees all rodeos, livestock shows and concerts for the Fair.
Fiona has international roots but has resided in Texas since 1982 when her father came to work at the Texas A&M University Veterinary School. She has had a love of agriculture since a young age showing horses in many disciplines including Hunter/Jumper, thoroughbred racing, barrel racing and cutting while growing up. She also has an extensive background in beef cattle that was developed during her years of raising and showing registered Hereford Cattle for one of the nation's largest Hereford seed stock operations. She has over 18 years of marketing experience and an extensive background in livestock management and operations. Prior to working at the Brazos Valley Fair, Fiona owned her own marketing company. Fiona has visited every major livestock show across the US and Canada and has extensive knowledge of fairs from a breeder and exhibitors standpoint. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Biomedical Science and Animal Science. Fiona and her husband Rodney have two children, Devon and Trevor.

Shelby Stolte- Assistant Manager

A native Texan, Shelby Stolte is excited to serve as the new Assistant Manager for the Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo. Growing up on her family ranch in Thorndale, Texas, Shelby was raised with an appreciation and love for agriculture and followed that passion to Texas A&M University where she graduated in 2015 with a degree in Agricultural Leadership and Development. After graduation, her heart was set on making the twin cities her home and she has resided in Bryan-College Station ever since.

Shelby brings with her a diverse professional background; from positions held in Texas A&M's Office of the Registrar to her most recent title of Event Coordinator for the Brazos County Expo. Shelby also served for the Brazos Valley Fair as a committeeman in 2018. Since moving to College Station back in 2011, she has been fortunate to get to meet many great people from the Brazos Valley. With a heart for service and passion for agriculture, Shelby is excited to start her work as Assistant Manager.

Tammi Warford - Sponsorship Coordinator

A native Texan, Tammi has an extensive background in Marketing and Sales. As a 1994 graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Journalism, her history includes time with Rice University Athletics in Houston and locally as Sales Manager for iHeartMedia. Tammi has great knowledge of the Brazos Valley and strong ties to the community. As Sponsorship Coordinator for the Brazos Valley Fair & Rodeo team, she is the immediate contact for all sponsors and works directly with them to give them the best for their sponsorship investments. If you would like more information about becoming a sponsor be sure to contact Tammi today!
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