Professional Title: Business Owner, Rancher, Out West Marketing Group LLC, Beef Box, CR Angus Ranch LLC
Home: Burlington, Wyoming
“My name is Gabrielle Crumley. I am a 27-year-old first-generation rancher living in Northwest Wyoming. The phrase that I’ve always felt best fits my life is “American by Birth, Cowgirl by the Grace of God”. I didn’t grow up in a ranching or rodeo family, as a five-year-old I was “bit by the horse bug” and convinced my parents to allow me to start taking riding lessons. Within a few months, I competed in my first barrel race, and after that, I never stopped. I grew up rodeoing, participating in 4H, and was team captain of my high school equestrian team. I was the cowgirl of the family and was blessed to have parents willing to support my dreams. It didn’t take long for me to develop a dream to own my own ranch someday. So when it came time to go to school I majored in Agriculture Science and got a job at a 400-pair ranch. Shortly before I left for school I met my husband, we dated long-distance for 3 years before we got married a month after I graduated. Within a few months, we found a place to rent on an old (no longer active) ranch on the mountain, and the following year we brought our first group of bred cows and started calving a week later. During this time I was getting my MBA degree, I started my marketing agency, and in 2019 we started Beef Box. We learned a lot on that mountain and in October 2020, we closed on our ranch. I’m driven, don’t mind hard work, and I’m not scared of big dreams. I may not have been born a cowgirl, but there’s no doubt I was born to be one.”
Vision for the future of women in the Western industry: My vision for the future of women in the Western Industry is connection and confidence. Being rural it’s challenging for us as women to connect and build meaningful relationships with others who understand the unique challenges we face. It can be a lonely life and it’s difficult for our non-ranching/western friends to understand. These days it feels like everyone I talk to says they are struggling to find friends. Personally, I’d love to see our western women find a place online to meet and connect to build support systems with like-minded women in their area. This is one reason why I am so passionate about all the women on my team being other women in Ag/Ranching because of the blessing it is to be able to connect with one another while living and working remotely. When it comes to confidence my vision is an industry where women have a seat at the table, where we are taken seriously and treated as the business owners and decision-makers we are.
Wrangler‘s COWGIRL 30 Under 30, presented by Teton Ridge, is sponsored by Cavender’s the Official Retailer, Charlie 1 Horse Hats the Official Hat, and Durango Boots the Official Boot, for COWGIRL 30 Under 30, with Corral Boots, Dude Rancher’s Association, Montana Silversmiths, Old Gringo Boots, and The Cowboy Channel.