TRACI CASALE – PRESIDENT
Two thousand sixteen marks the twelfth consecutive year that Traci Casale has volunteered with the Cave Creek Pro Rodeo Association. This is her fifth consecutive two-year term as a Board Member and her second two-year term as President. Traci has an extensive background in Sales & Marketing that has proven to significantly increase the bottom line each year. In addition, her experience in promotions, event planning, PR, social media and networking have contributed to the continued growth and popularity of Fiesta Days.
While representing Cave Creek Pro Rodeo, Ms. Casale has strengthened ties with the Town of Cave Creek, the PRCA, the Turquoise Circuit and many other PRCA rodeos. She was instrumental in bringing the top-notch, award winning PRCA / NFR Contract Personnel to Cave Creek. Under her command, the Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo made Top 5 Finalist for the 2014 PRCA Small Rodeo of the Year.
Ms Casale’s undeniable commitment to the Cave Creek Pro Rodeo Association comes from a life-long love for the sport of rodeo. Her main goal is to give back to our community by making the Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo bigger and better each year.
Traci Casale and her husband, Nick Hannah, also a CCPR Committee Member, reside in Desert Hills, AZ with their Newfoundland, Rocky, and their horse Navajo.
Second term Board Member, Stacy Tucker has been volunteering with the Cave Creek Pro Rodeo since 2012. As Stacy quietly showed her skills & abilities, her “can-do” attitude was well received and she now sits second in command as Treasurer. Ms Tucker is also currently the Membership Coordinator, the VIP Hospitality Chairperson and the Mutton Bustin’ Board Liaison.
Stacy grew up on a farm in Kansas which she now owns. The farm is a working farm where she and her dad own and raise cattle. Stacy has been actively involved in rodeo, Paint and Quarter horse showing, and ranch sorting for over 35 years. She is proud of the western way of life and volunteers to help keep the tradition alive.
Ms Tucker is the Vice President of Financial Aid Operations for the University of Phoenix and holds a Bachelors of Education degree from Washburn University and a Masters Degree in Management from Baker University. Stacy resides in Chandler, has 2 children, a daughter Lindsay and son Trenton, 3 horses and 4 dogs.
ROBBIE HALL – SECRETARY, PARADE CHAIR
Robbie Hall is serving her second term on the Board of Directors for the Cave Creek Pro Rodeo Committee. Robbie has been the CCFDR Parade Chairperson since 2013. In addition, the 2015 Board unanimously voted her in as the 2015 Secretary for the Association.
Robbie is a professional senior trainer with Wells Fargo and has been with the organization for the past fourteen years. Robbie is married to Cody Hall, another Director with the Cave Creek Pro Rodeo Committee. The Hall family, which includes their daughters Dakota, Sierra and Tristyn, reside in New River. They enjoy spending time outdoors riding horses and four wheeling.
BRUCE BARLOW – BLEACHERS, USHERS & SEATING
Bruce Barlow’s area of responsibilities include assisting our Vendor Chairperson and managing the Bleachers / Seating. Bruce Barlow has been volunteering with the Cave Creek Pro Rodeo since 2011, when his daughter became the Cave Creek Fiesta Days Rodeo Queen. Amanda is now a WPRA contestant, but Bruce has continues to volunteer to give back to the rodeo that gave his daughter her start in professional rodeo exposure.
Mr Barlow is a business owner, miner and lapidary, with a degree in Graduate Gemology. He resides in Desert Hills with his wife, Debbie. They have two daughters, Amanda and Megan. Bruce’s hobbies include roping and riding with his family.
CODY HALL – LIVESTOCK MANAGER, ARENA
Board Member, Cody Hall, holds the title of Livestock Manager and Committee Arena Director. Cody is responsible for assembling the Livestock teams for both ends of the Arena. The Livestock teams work with the Stock Contractor’s animals insuring safety and efficiency at each rodeo performance. He is also responsible for the arena and its operations. Safe footing is a concern for every committee and working the arena dirt for the contestants, their horses and all stock is a major responsibility. Cody also has to make sure the practice area, livestock pens and turn outs are all in good, safe working condition.
LORI McCORMICK – TICKET BOOTHS / TICKET SALES
We are excited to welcome new Board Member, Lori McCormick for the 2016-2017 term. Lori has volunteered as a CCPR committee member since 2012. She started in ticket sales and now supervises the entire Ticketing department. She truly appreciates serving the community by volunteering.
Lori McCormick has a wide-ranging business background that includes retail merchandising, banking and small business ownership. Lori presently owns and operates a small antique business.
Lori lives in Desert Hills with her husband John, also a committee member, and their two dogs. Lori enjoys the southwest lifestyle with her family: son Austin, daughter Dallas and her two grandchildren, Troy and Kendal.