Here you can find a list of the 2022 KGBA candidates and a brief introduction of each person.
Hello everyone! My name is Sue, and I raise Kinder Goats in Southeastern Wisconsin.
I have been on the KGBA board for a number of years, and have enjoyed the opportunity to help
promote the Kinder breed and get to know so many of our wonderful members.
Over the last few years, the association and the Kinder breed has made huge strides in growth and
overall breed improvement. I am thrilled to see the ever-expanding number of beautiful, dual purpose
Kinders spread throughout the U.S. and beyond. It is an incredible honor to be part of this group. If reelected, I will continue working hard to ensure the continued growth and success of our wonderful
Hi, I’m Ashley Kennedy, owner of Still Meadow Kinders, now in Maryland! I started out with my first
Kinders in 2002, and in nearly 20 years since, it has been my immense privileged to watch the Kinder
breed grow by leaps and bounds. The number of members committed to breed improvement is
inspiring, and the widespread interest in Kinder goats is testament to their hard work! We are a hard
working and passionate community that I feel so privileged to be a part of. Over the 8 years serving as
Vice President of the KGBA, I’ve been ecstatic to have the opportunities to help improve the function
of the association and widen the services available to members. The milk test program is up and
running, and more and more people are getting their Kinders on test! Our breed production and
components averages are incredible, and further prove that Kinders are truly the best. We are also
working on a program to document and prove meat efficiency and demonstrate the Kinder’s true dual
purpose nature. It was a great privilege of mine to participate in getting the KGBA evaluation program
off the ground and lay a foundation for years to come! Kinder goats have an immensely bright future
ahead and I would be deeply honored to continue to serve you all in the capacity of Vice President.
I have been raising goats for 30 years and have had Kinder Goats for nine of those. My wife and I
have fallen in love with this breed and enjoy representing the Association and Breed at the fairs,
shows and the Mother Earth News Fair.
My passion for working with 4H youth has led me to work with other KGBA members to develop a
youth program for the Kinder Goat Breeders Association. I want to continue to develop the youth
program so that it will be easy for others to carry on for many years. I also am excited about working
with technology to improve communications within the board and also with our membership.
Hello. My name is Lisa LaRose. I live in Southern Illinois with my husband of 29 years, and I have a
Kinder Herd with my daughter Kelsee Gibbs. We have about 28 does and 8 bucks. We have been
raising Kinders for about 11 years and mutt goats before that. We work hard to improve our herd each
year and advance the reputation of the Kinder breed. We have sold goats coast to coast and enjoy
having people visit our farm to see what they are about. We even had Kinders at the St Louis Zoo in
the Children’s Petting Zoo. I am running for Treasurer for 2020 and I have been doing this job for
several years now. I am happy to continue serving the KGBA in whatever capacity you, as the
members need me to. Thank you.
I was raised on homegrown food and have lived growing my food ever since. I studied animal science
in school and have raised quite a few different species of livestock. I live in the western hills of
Massachusetts and have been breeding Kinder goats since 2014. I enjoy the challenge of breeding to
improve my herd and the stock I offer to buyers. I like the challenge of matching bucks to does to
create offspring that are meaty goats that produce a fine amount of milk from well-attached udders. I
enjoy helping to spread the word about this breed in this part of the country where a lot of people have
never heard of this breed. I love networking with other breeders to share genetics. I used to head the
newsletter committee but I have less time and Kendra has taken over the bulk of that work. I’m still
the person who handles the printing and mailing chores of the newsletter. I enjoy working with other
board members to keep this association a vital organization.