1395228_10153462225810247_1085692675_nHeather Duthie Owner/Editor/Chief Design Officer

As the owner of Rodeo Connection Publications Ltd., Heather Duthie brings over 10 years of experience in the design world. With a specialty in website and publication design, Heather found the opportunity back in 2012 to purchase Rodeo Connection, as something she couldn’t pass up! Raised in a rodeo and ranching family, her lifetime spent in the arena, barrel racing and roping, provided the perfect combination to tackle the ownership of Canada’s Official Rodeo News Source. As the primary designer for Rodeo Connection, as well as RC Designs, Heather relies heavily on associates Haley Elliott and Sylvia Welsh for their roles in the stallion directories, futurity, and Creative Design aspects of the business. With a degree in Journalism & Communication Arts, Heather notes one of her best accomplishments as being selected by Global Media as the 2007 Troy Reeb Scholarship recipient, an opportunity which took her to Toronto, Ontario to complete her Journalism internship with Global National and Global Toronto media outlets. Along with her husband Shilo, Heather resides west of Nanton and outside of work enjoys barrel racing, running, curling, and teaching yoga in Nanton.

Contact Heather directly: heather@rodeoconnection.com


Sylvia Welsh Creative Project Manager

Sylvia Welsh is the Creative Project Manager for Rodeo Connection Publications Ltd, working primarily on projects with our RC Designs division. Sylvia brings a wealth of experience to our team, working in the past for large organizations such as Spruce Meadows and AREA (the Alberta Real Estate Association). With degrees in Advertising and Public Relations, and a Bachelor of Communication Studies, Sylvia is a valuable asset to help clients achieve their marketing and graphic design goals. Living in Nanton, Alberta with her husband Derek, Sylvia is an avid volleyball player, and spends the majority of her time raising her two adorable girls, Julia and Lainey.

Contact Sylvia directly: rcdesigns@rodeoconnection.com



Ted Stovin: Ted is the guy behind the popular website, everythingcowboy.com. Each month you can catch Ted’s Pro Rodeo Report in our magazine.

Haley Elliott: Haley is the one we can thank for dreaming up a stallion directory for Canadian studs only. Each year, Haley works closely with us to plan the Canadian Barrel Racing & Canadian Cow Horse Stallion directories, as well as host the Canadian Barrel Racing Stallion Directory Futurity & Derby alongside Heather.