Staff


Danny DeFranco, Executive Vice President

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I have been a resident of Kittitas County since 2000. I took a position with a horse trainer in the Ellensburg area. During that time I acquired knowledge in horsemanship and stockmanship while working with various ranches, horse trainers and hobby horse owners around the nation. I graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in Information Technology and Administrative Management in 2010. In 2013 I purchased a small cow herd and started Bar D livestock which I still operate today. I look forward to working together on the challenges and opportunities facing our industry.

Bev Cridlebaugh, Office Manager

I am the accountant and office manager for the Washington Cattlemen’s Association.  My duties range from planning the annual state convention to assisting members on projects and committees.  I greatly enjoy working with the members of the WCA and WCW and look forward to each new adventure here at the Cattlemen’s.  I was born and raised on the Westside of the state where my family grew beef and dairy cattle. After raising my family my husband and I decided to settle in Ellensburg. 


Liann Holt, Member Outreach and Office Assistant

I am the editor of the Ketch Pen and also help with general office duties. I was raised in Eastern Washington and after spending years on the Westside of the state I am excited to be back here in the 300 days of sunshine in Ellensburg!

Washington Cattlemen's Association | P.O. Box 96 | Ellensburg, WA 98926 | 509-925-9871

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