Born and raised on a cattle ranch on the Flathead Indian Reservation in northwest Montana, Eileen graduated from University of Montana - Western with a Business Degree. She enjoys training barrel horses and singing - and has sung the National Anthem for rodeos such as the Reno Rodeo in Reno, Nevada, the College National Finals, and the New Year's Eve Bull Bash in Salt Lake City, Utah. Eileen owns Native Cowgirl, LLC, which is committed to quality of ranching and rodeo life. This includes raising healthy, hormone-free beef and raising and training athletic barrel horses; with their roots rich in Montana history, going back four generations. Her feature stories reflect over 30 years experience in ranching and western event production.