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David Poulsen
 
  Dave Poulsen, Announcer & AuthorIn 2005, when Children’s author, Rodeo/Bull Riding announcer and television personality David Poulsen was awarded an Alberta Centennial Medal for “longtime service to Alberta and Albertans” it took the foothills resident by surprise.

“I’ve always just felt tremendously fortunate to be doing several things that I love, David comments. He visits between 80 to 100 schools across Canada where he talks to kids from 9 to 15 about the importance of reading and how he became the unlikely combination of cowboy and author. As well David conducts writing workshops for kids during which he shares the strategies that have made him successful, leading to 23 published books.

As well, David continues to announce over 100 rodeo/bull riding performances each year resulting in some 1500 North American rodeo performances as “the man behind the microphone”. 2014 marks Dave’s 28th year announcing the rodeo at the Calgary Stampede and in 2008, he was honoured as Canada’s Rodeo Announcer of the Year. His screen credits include the television series, The Black Stallion and the movie, Convict Cowboy that starred Jon Voigt. Most recently, he played the rodeo announcer (“oh that darn type casting!!) in the popular television drama, Heartland.

To learn more about David Poulsen, go to www.davidpoulsen.com
 
Barb Poulsen
 
  Barb PoulsenBarb Poulsen is a former high school teacher now turned communications specialist - a business owner responsible for graphic/web/print design for a variety of clients, a number of whom of are rodeo/western lifestyle/tourism/event-based. Barb also edits and produces Canadian Pro Rodeo News - the official monthly print publication for the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association.

Barb has worked as a columnist and free-lance writer for Western Horse Review Magazine, Barrel Racer News and Barrel Horse News (Cowboy Publishing Group, Texas).

A barrel racer, Barb’s passion for the western lifestyle (including its food) is evident on Cowboy Country television, where she works with husband, David and host/rodeo clown, Ash Cooper.

To view some of the web and print projects Barb is involved with, go to www.redhawkcommunications.com
 
For much of the year, Barb and Dave live and work from their small ranch in the Porcupine Hills west of Claresholm, Alberta. Winter sees them move operations to Maricopa, Arizona.
 
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Red Hawk Ranch
Barb & Dave Poulsen
Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0
Ph: 403 625-2797
barb.poulsen@gmail.com