National Board Biographies

Justin Harcourt, President (SK)

Justin’s family owns and operates Harcourt Charolais in Quill Lake, SK. He was actively involved in 4-H for 12 years and has attended 7 CCYA conferences to date. This is Justin’s third year on the National Board. He is currently in his fourth year at the University of Saskatchewan pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness.


Cassidi Elder, Vice-President (SK)

Cassidi Elder is from Coronach, SK where her family owns and operates Elder Charolais Farms. Cassidi’s family runs around 280 purebred and commercial Charolais’. Cassidi has been a CCYA member since 2011 and took part in 4-H for 6 years. She is currently going into her second year at the University of Saskatchewan and working towards her Bachelor of Commerce Degree. This is Cassidi’s first year serving on the national board.


Travis Saunders, Treasurer (ON)

Travis was raised near Markdale,ON on his family’s purebred charolais operation, Saunders Charolais. He has been involved in 4-H for 12 years and has attended 4 CCYA conferences. He is currently going into his third year of the Food and Agricultural Business program at the University of Guelph where he is also a member of the Gryphons Baseball team. Travis is excited to represent Ontario on the national board this year!

Payton Caldwell, Secretary (MB)

Payton lives west of Weyburn Saskatchewan where she and her family run 120 commercial and purebred charolais. She is currently building her own purebred herd. She has been active in 4-H for 12 years and been to 3 CCYA conferences. Payton is currently in grade 12 and plans to attend Kansas State University where she will study Animal Science and Technologies. Her end goal is to be a veterinarian specializing in bovine repro. This is Payton’s first year on the National Board.

Madisyn Robertson, Social Media Director (MB)

Madisyn Robertson lives south west of Neepawa, MB where her family crops over 3000 acres and runs a 160 head commercial cow/calf operation, using Charolais bulls. She is currently building her own commercial and purebred herd. Madisyn has been a competitive member of the Neepawa and Area 4-H Beef Club for seven years and held executive positions as scrapbooker, vice president and now president. She is also currently president of the Manitoba Junior Charolais Association. Madisyn has participated in Manitoba Ag-Ex, Canadian Western Agribition, and various other fairs and shows throughout Manitoba. She has participated in one Canadian Junior Angus conference, two Manitoba Youth Beef Round-Up shows and two CCYA conferences. When not farming, preparing for shows or showing cattle, she is actively involved in high school softball and enjoys curling.

Logan Jamieson, Alberta Director

Logan is from Dalemead, Alberta. He has been involved with showing cattle, and the CCYA program since he was 8 years old. Logan enjoys showing cattle, and is currently attending Olds College to study Land and Surface Management. This is his second year on the board and holds the role of secretary.

Kim Turnbull, Alberta Director

Kim Turnbull was raised on a ranch just outside of Pincher Creek, Alberta where her family runs 300 purebred Charolais cattle under the name of Turnbull Charolais. She is currently working on her Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist Assistant Diploma at the College in Medicine Hat. She was involved in 4-H for seven years and has attended two CCYA conferences. This will be Kim’s first year on the National Board.

Madisyn Saunders, Ontario Director

Madison was raised near Markdale, ON on her family’s purebred Charolais operation, Saunders Charolais. She has been involved in 4-H for 11 years holding various executive positions and has attended 4 CCYA conferences. She is currently in her third year of Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Nipissing University. Maddie is looking forward to expanding her network within the Charolais breed, and is excited for the experiences to come as she represents Ontario at the national level.

Keegan Blehm & Haley Rosso, Alumni Directors

CCYA Is very fortunate to have both Keegan and Haley join us for the 2023-2024 year as our Alumni Directors. Both Keegan and Haley have participated in CCYA throughout the years and will bring their wealth of knowledge to help represent and further develop CCYA Programs.

Cassidy Matthews, Youth Coordinator

Cassidy Matthews is from Carstairs, AB. She was raised on a family farm operation producing and showing Purebred and Commercial Limousin and Angus cattle. She has previously been involved in the CJLA and Youth Programs such as Summer Synergy. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness from the University of Saskatchewan and is currently working full time for the CCA office.