Kristen Reinhardt — South Carolina
I grew up in Brevard, North Carolina. My family has had a farm since 1901. In the past it has been a dairy and burley tobacco farm. Today, it is a beef cattle farm, where meat and eggs are sold onsite! We also have a corn maze, that is open from August till October. I have been around horses since I was young, mostly trail riding. I worked for the Cliffs Communities Equestrian Center, teaching horseback riding lessons, leading trail rides and helping with other equestrian events. I also worked for a small animal veterinarian office, before starting college.
I attended Clemson University in South Carolina and graduated with a B.S. in Agriculture Education. While at Clemson I also worked at the LeMaster Dairy, which is the dairy farm at Clemson. After graduation I received a job teaching Animal Science at Fort Mill High in SC. This is my ninth year teaching at Fort Mill! We have a very active FFA chapter and participate in many CDE’s and state events. I run an internship program for my 4th level completers and also manage our school greenhouse.
I currently live in Rock Hill, SC; which is the hometown of my wonderful husband Chase. We met at Clemson, where he graduated with a B.S. in Ag. Mech. We have been married for 6 years and have one son Boyd who is a year old and keeps us very active. We also have 1 quarter horse, HP, he is my husbands team roping horse, 1 donkey, Gus, he is used for trail riding and 2 dogs; Georgia a Blue Heeler and Preacher a Catahoula.
I am excited about being a part of the Nelson Academy of Agricultural Sciences Online family!