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TESS H WILLIAMS

373 S 450 W Apt 12, Cedar City, UT 84720 · 702-578-7418 tessharms@gmail.com · tharms.weelby.com · References Upon Request

I have always been passionate about horses and agriculture so my career goals are to work in agriculture and with horses as much as possible. My ultimate goal is to someday go into horse breeding but until then I want to work in the horse industry as much as possible in whatever way possible.

EXPERIENCE

SEPTEMBER 2017 CURRENT

STUDENT MENTOR, SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY EDGE CENTER

Communication: Maintain an open, professional communication system with students who I mentor, as well as with my fellow coworkers and superiors.

Positive Attitude: Maintain an upbeat personality while dealing with difficult situations, such as upset students and/or coworkers.

MAY 2018 AUGUST 2018

RANGE TECHNICIAN INTERN, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Wild Animal Skills: Observed wild horses and burros in natural habitat and participated in a round up. Helped with the trapping and collaring of kit foxes.

Data Collection: Recorded data on plants and trend studies in a computer using multiple programs.

MAY 2017 SEPTEMBER 2017

EQUINE REHABILITATION INTERN, DAYS END FARM HORSE RESCUE

Dedication: Worked regular shifts, as well as doing nightly checks (8 pm & 2 am) on horses in critical care. Lived on site in order to get more hands on experience.

Barn Experience: Mucked out stalls, changed waters, fed horses, groomed horses, disinfected stalls, etc.

Flexibility: Was able to work during emergencies on the farm and adapt schedule to work with changes and incoming neglect cases.

Horse Skills: Handled horses in difficult situations, trailering, riding, etc. Handled and took care of 90+ horses in various stages of health from critical care to healthy. Worked with horses of all ages and gender.

Horse Medical Skills: Administered medication, vaccinations, dewormer, and first aid to multiple horses on a daily basis. Learned how to draw blood. Observed many veterinarian practices including: castration, IV, euthanasia, etc.

Willingness to Learn: Participated in class and workshops held at the farm in addition to everyday work.

Ability to Adjust: Adjusted to constant changes on the farm with influx of new horses, herd changes, and emergency situations.

EDUCATION GRADUATING MAY 2019 BIS IN AGRICULTURE SCIENCE AND INDUSTRIES, SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY  Emphasis

EDUCATION

GRADUATING MAY 2019

BIS IN AGRICULTURE SCIENCE AND INDUSTRIES, SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY

Emphasis in Animal Science

Member of the Agriculture Club. Fall 2016 Current

Recipient of the Non-Residential Presidential Academic Scholarship

GRADUATING MAY 2019

AAS IN EQUINE SCIENCE, SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY

Took specific classes focused on equine studies.

Completed practicum hours working completely with horses.

HORSE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

Trained to Ride Western Saddle

Taken various horseback riding classes

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Horsemanship I (Spring 2016)

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Horsemanship II (Spring 2018)

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TA Horsemanship I (Spring 2018)

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Advanced Horsemanship (Fall 2018)

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TA Horsemanship I (Fall 2018)

Rode in a Western Pleasure Class for SUU FFA Contests (Fall 2018)

Grooming Horses

Emergency First Aid

Mucking Stalls

Taken horse related and large animal related classes

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Horse Production Practices

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Animal Reproduction

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Horse Science and Industry

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Feed and Nutrition of Livestock and Horses

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Animal Breeding

Feeding

Some Training Experience

Herding cows on horseback

Some experience working with foals and yearlings

ACTIVITIES/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

MARCH 2017

SERVICE TRIP TO NICARAGUA

Spent a week in Nicaragua building a wall for an elementary school

Had the opportunity to interact with the children of the school and see how different poverty is in the United States vs. a third world country

SEPTEMBER 2016 CURRENT

MEMBER OF AGRICULTURE CLUB, SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY

Participated in various community agriculture activities

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Third Grade Ag Day

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Cedar City Heritage Festival

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SUU FFA Contests and Events

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Service projects

Gone on several agricultural related trips throughout the country

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Tour of Ag Utah (January 2017)

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California (April 2017)

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Tour of Ag Texas (January 2018)

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