Meet Katherine Merck.
With a finance degree from the University of Notre Dame and a law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law, you won't find a more educated cowgirl. Katherine Merck is an entrepreneur, cowgirl, influencer, attorney, and speaker who is dedicated to uplifting other women through her movement #CowgirlsforKindness.
The founder of Rodeo Advantage, the first and only comprehensive rodeo consulting business serving rodeo committees, rodeo contestants, and rodeo queens, Katherine won the title of Miss Rodeo America 2016 less than two years after entering her first rodeo queen pageant. A Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association timer, rodeo committee member, and rodeo athlete, Katherine sits on numerous boards including the Miss Rodeo America National Advisory Council and the Miss Rodeo Idaho, Inc. Board of Directors.
Katherine advocates for the agricultural industry in all areas of her life. Licensed to practice law in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming, her practice focuses on legal issues involving property rights, tax and estate planning, local and federal government involvement, and other areas of law affecting ranchers, farmers, and other landowners.