EquiMedic USA is the corporate creation of mother and daughter team Sharon Baker and Kelsey Baker. This team carries on a multi-generational family tradition of equine involvement that tracks across this great country since early family members came to the United States from Europe.
Company founder, Sharon Baker, has enjoyed a professional life time of involvement in the livestock production, and health fields. She was professionally involved with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, her alma mater, and eventually as the Marketing Director of a nationally based genetics company owned by a veterinary group. Baker has served the livestock and equine industries in Minnesota for eight years as a Governor appointee to the Minnesota State Board of Animal Health; the last two as its President. >>> Email Sharon <<<
Kelsey Baker, youngest of the Baker siblings, a recent graduate of South Dakota State University with degrees in Agricultural Journalism, Advertising and Agricultural Business, is the Chief Financial Officer of EquiMedic USA, Inc., bringing her life passions in the horse industry to her role at EquiMedic USA. Kelsey grew up in the horse industry active in 4-H, FFA, Little Britches Rodeo Association, High School Rodeo Association, and the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Today she is a roper, catching heels and horns as a Team Roper at either end, but maintaining her strongest passion for calf roping as a Breakaway Roper. She maintains three rope horses and two Welsh Corgi's. True to her Midwest heritage she trains her own rope horses and her dogs as outstanding cattle handlers. A high school and collegiate hockey goalie she maintains an interest in that winter ice sport as well. >>> Email Kelsey <<<
Truly a family effort, Baker’s brother, noted Equine Practitioner, Dr. Richard K. Norton, DVM, of Lincoln, NE, is also involved with EquiMedic USA as a technical consultant. Dr. Norton maintains an active equine practice in eastern Nebraska while staying involved with his three daughters livestock and horse projects at home.
Baker's youngest off-spring carry on her life time interests and involvement in the sport of rodeo, having grown up in all areas of youth and collegiate rodeo, they manage to keep the family on the road now in the semi and professional rodeo arenas.
Son Bryce Baker, a graduate of South Dakota State University is a Livestock Specialist for the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. A weekend rodeo warrior he maintains an active career in steer wrestling and is that event's director for the south Dakota Rodeo Association. Holding championship titles in steer wrestling in two states, he chases the steer wrestling competition in several rodeo associations including the Badlands Circuit of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). In the winter months he pursues his long time hockey sport by staying active on the ice as a hands on hockey coach near his rural Fort Pierre, South Dakota, home.
Bryce is married to his long time SDSU college sweetheart, Danci Anderson, a former Miss Rodeo South Dakota. Danci is a special projects Loan Officer with Farm Credit Association and travels most of the state pursuing her career in agriculture. Together Bryce and Danci maintain their log home base along with west shores of Lake Oahe, where they keep several horses, two Corgi's and a small herd of long horn cattle.