Malerie grew up in Sabetha, Kansas and currently resides with her husband in Bluffton, IN. During her youth, she was actively involved in 4-H, which developed an interest in animal agriculture and the beef industry. Malerie graduated from Kansas State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and journalism, as well as a minor in agribusiness. She then began her professional career at KSi Conveyors, Inc., a leading manufacturer of conveyors and seed handling equipment, as the marketing coordinator. In her role as AGA multimedia coordinator, Malerie manages Gelbvieh Media Productions and contributes to AGA advertising and the marketing team. Her skills in photography, film production, and design are valuable assets brought to the AGA marketing team for the promotion of Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics throughout the beef industry.