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Garret Dupper

President

Garret Dupper Bio

I was born and raised in western Colorado on the outskirts of Grand Junction at our family farm. Over the years we have had all kinds of animals including emus, chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese, pigeons, doves, quail, peafowl, zebra finches, fish, gerbils, dogs, cats, horses, cattle, a llama, goats, sheep, and so much more. I attended several private academies for education including Intermountain Adventist Academy and Life Academy. For college I attended Union College in Lincoln, NE where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science with an emphasis in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and a minor in Small Business Management. After graduating Union, I got accepted to Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Staying active in the community has always been a passion of mine. From an early age I became the president of the 4-H club I was in. After that I took on leadership roles in the Mesa County 4-H Horse Council and Mesa County 4-H Leadership Council. I also had the honor to serve as a Mesa County Fair Ambassador for five years. From there I became involved in several leadership positions in college such as a social committee member and eventually becoming the social vice-president of the college. While in vet school I serve as the class of 2026
representative for the Food Animal Cub and the Student Chapter of the Society of Theriogenology Club.

Outside of vet school my hobbies include model horses, animal reproduction, and bluegrass music. These take on the form of hosting an online monthly model horse photo show and an annual live model horse show. I also raise 3 different breeds of pigeons, registered American Quarter Horses, and registered American Bucking Bull Inc. cattle. Back in 2020 I started getting more involved with Bluegrass music. From there my idea of hosting a Bluegrass festival in western Colorado. As my idea progressed and a team was formed, it officially took on
the name of Pickin’ in The Rockies. I am super excited for this event and cannot wait to help produce it for you all.

Rick Cosby

Vice President
Coming Soon…

Brooke Hahn

Secretary

Brooke Hahn Bio

Brooke Hahn is a full-time student who is finishing a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Professional Studies with a specialization in Digital Marketing. After graduation, she plans to use her degree to work in the non-profit sector but is currently employed part-time as a Residential Insurance Appraiser. Outside school and work, she spends time caring for her pet poultry and volunteering as the Poultry Superintendent for the Mesa County 4-H program. She also has a passion for the arts and has a particular affinity for photography, fiber arts, and art history.

Larry Dupper

Treasurer

Larry Dupper Bio

Larry Dupper is a father, grandfather, husband and gentleman rancher who lives in Olathe, CO.

Larry is retired from 42 years of service in healthcare administration. He is a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He currently serves on four boards, and has held positions such Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer in numerous non-profit organizations throughout his career.

Melissa Anchondo

Sponsor Coordinator

Melissa Anchondo Bio

Although I traveled all around as a child, the Grand Valley has always been home! I’m 4th generation of the valley and plan to continue raising my son Carter here as well. As a family, we love the outdoors hiking, fishing and camping, but more than that love spending time spoiling my 4-legged fur babies. We look forward to raising Carter here in the valley as this is our home.

I have spent most of my working life working with animals and know that I always will in some manner. Animals hold a huge piece of my heart, and I am drawn to their undevoted love and compassion. However, I have found a new passion in helping others find their perfect dream home, their first home or help sell their home in hopes to find where they want to call home.

Volunteer Coordinator
Coming Soon…

Sara McCurley

Fundraiser and Decorations Coordinator
Coming Soon…

Erika Soefker

Vendor Coordinator

Erika’s Bio:

I was born in a small town in northeastern Colorado and Moved to Grand Junction when I was 7. I met my husband in Highschool, and we got married in 2016. I am a stay-at-home mom to 4 beautiful children. My older 3 are in school all day so I have more time with my youngest that is 2. I spend my free time running our rodeo company Young Guns Rodeo Co with my husband and hauling my kiddos to all the events they want to be in. I enjoy hunting, paddle boarding and being outside with my husband and kids.

Event General Information

  • No outside food or drinks.
  • Food will be available for purchase from the vendors.
  • Beverages including alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase through the venue.
  • No animals are allowed on the premises.
  • Please bring your own chair. Chairs are only provided for VIP ticket holders in the main stage area.
  • No coolers of any size. 
  • This is a public event, and therefore photography will be happening, and you may be included in the photos. 
  • The main stage area is outside. Therefore, please bring proper sun protection: sunscreen, sunglasses, umbrellas, etc.

Our Sponsors

Sponsor request with Date

Title Sponsor

Stage Sponsor

Western Slope Now

Stage Sponsor

This Could Be You

town square Grand Junction

Town Square Media

KAFM Radio

KAFM Community Radio

Jukebox Jamboree Food Trailer

Jukebox Jamboree Food Trailer

This Could Be You

Alpine Bank

Alpine Bank

This Could Be You

Jean A Fromm DVM PC

Jean A Fromm DVM PC

Chesnick Realty, LLC

Chesnick Realty, LLC

Fruita Flower Farm

Fruita Flower Farm

Purple Creek Cattle Company

Purple Creek Cattle Company

Ben Dowd Excavating Inc.

Ben Dowd Excavating INC.

Walk to Success Marketing Logo

Walk to Success Marketing

Saddle Iron Ranch

Saddle Iron Ranch

THE COLORADO BLUEGRASS MUSIC SOCIETY

The Colorado Bluegrass Music Society

Road 10 T-Shirts and More

Road 10 T-Shirts and More

Suzanne's Critter Corner & Meat Market

Suzanne's Critter Corner & Meat Market

The Bluegrass Standard

The Bluegrass Standard

Kokopelli Animal Hospital

Kokopelli Animal Hospital