Our People

People are the foundation

of our business

Our success comes from the proven value and commitment of our team members. At Five Rivers, we strive to provide our employees with a safe working environment, competitive wages and benefits, and an opportunity to be part of a winning team in our industry. We strive to model honesty, integrity, and professionalism within our organization.

Employees are encourged to maintain balanced lives and to grow and develop both personally and professionally. We are grateful for the communities in which we live and work and seek opportunities to participate in and support community events for the betterment of our neighbors and families.

Our People

Ryan Peterson is the Assistant General Manager at Kuner Feedlot in Kersey, CO. Ryan joined our #FiveRiversFamily almost three years ago and has been a huge asset to the Kuner team. He originally grew up in Michigan and has spent his entire professional career in the beef industry. What Ryan enjoys most about his role at Five Rivers is the day-to-day dynamics and unique challenges of working on a feedyard. He added, “Working alongside the most talented and hardest working people I know is definitely the highlight of every day.” In his free time, Ryan, his wife (Penny), and sons (Troy and Cole) enjoy exploring northern Colorado and spending time together. Thank you for everything you do, Ryan! We are very thankful you brought your talents to Five Rivers.

Ryan Peterson

Assistant General Manager at Kuner

Blake has been a part of our FiveRiversFamily for five years and recently made the move from Malta, Idaho to Texhoma, Oklahoma. Blake grew up on a cattle ranch in Oregon and has always loved being around cattle and agriculture. He says, “I love that I can be a part of producing a quality product to help feed the world while working with a great group of people who all work towards the same goal.” We are so thankful for Blake and all his hard work.

Blake Michler

Assistant Mill Manager at Cimarron Feeders

Faith is currently a feedyard trainee at Coronado Feeders in Dalhart, Texas. While Faith has been a feedyard trainee for the past few months, you may recognize her as she was one of our summer 2021 interns! We are very excited to have Faith back, and she says she is excited to be back working alongside some great people. Faith must have enjoyed her summer in Texas to venture from her home state of Virginia! We are very excited to have her with us full time and look forward to watching her grow in this industry.

Faith Carrick

Feedyard Trainee at Coronado

Gabe has been a part of our #FiveRiversFamily for almost 11 years and he is currently the Mill Manager. When asked what he likes most about feeding cattle, Gabe answered that he was very proud to be a part of a small group of people feeding the world. When Gabe isn’t keeping the Grant County mill running in tip-top shape, he loves playing sports like baseball, basketball, and volleyball. Thank you for everything you do to make feed and keep the cattle and crew happy, safe, and well fed every day!

Gabriel Sepulveda

Mill Manager at Grant County Feeders

Francisco is the cattle manager at the Yuma Feedlot and has been a part of our #FiveRiversFamily for a little over six years. When asked what he likes about the cattle feeding industry he says, “I love coming to work every day, it’s fun for me. It really is like a family; we take care of each other, and we take care of the cattle too.” Francisco, his wife, and two daughters just welcomed a new baby boy to their family three weeks ago! Congratulations and thank you for everything you do to for our cattle and our team

Francisco Guzman

Cattle Manager at Yuma

Corporate Controller, Angela Behrent, works in our corporate office in Johnstown, Colorado and has been a part of our #FiveRiversFamily for just over ten years. She grew up around livestock and raised Red Angus cattle, exhibiting them in 4-H and FFA. Angie says, “I enjoy being part of an industry that helps produce and provide beef, the best food there is, and I get to work and interact with some of the hardest working, most down-to earth folks there are.” Before coming to Colorado, Angie grew up in Montana and lived in Alaska where she loved hiking and fishing. She also traveled extensively, going as far as India. Angie, we are so thankful to have you as a part of our team and we appreciate everything you do! 

Angela Behrent

Corporate Controller

David Palmer, Employee of The Year.

David Palmer

XIT Yard Department

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