Big City
to My Big Purpose

I certainly took the road less traveled to find my calling. After graduating from Long Island University in 2000, ranching wasn’t in my purview. I was on a corporate career path, living in New York City and working for Bloomberg LP as a branding and public relations specialist. But seven years later, my family’s ranch was on my mind and I decided it was time for a change. I moved back to a small town in East Texas to apply the business knowledge and skillset I had learned to Caney Creek Ranch, the ranch my family had been running since my father, Wesley, purchased it in 2002. Since then, the ranch has grown to over 2,500 acres, and the family business has evolved into Ratcliff Premium Meats, a fast-growing supplier of premium beef. I’ve come a long way from the Big Apple to living my dream and finding my purpose: supporting my community, advocating for agriculture producers, and representing Black ranchers.

Professional Roles

Ratcliff Premium Meats

Chief Executive Officer

Ratcliff Premium Meats is a family-run business that offers fresh, wholesome beef direct from our Ranches in Texas. Our mission is to provide the highest quality ranch-direct beef possible, in a simple, convenient, and responsible manner.
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Ratcliff Community Base Organization


Ratcliff Community Base Organization is a minority nonprofit agricultural cooperative that works to advance the long-term interests of agricultural producers, primarily through educational services and marketing alliances.
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Affiliations & Appointments

I am an active member of a number of industry, professional and civic organizations, including several that focus on developing proactive solutions to the challenges facing the ranching and agricultural community today.
Capital Farm Credit
Advisory Committee
Board Member
Independent Cattlemen
Board Member, Treasurer
Socially Disadvantaged
Farmers and Ranchers Policy
Board Member
Texas Rural Leadership
Board Member
Houston Livestock and Rodeo
International Committee
Captain Trade Post
Governor’s Commission For Women
Livestock and Ranching
Steering Committee and Texas
A&M AgriLife
Committee Member
Sustainable Forestry African
American Land Retention
USDA Minority Farm Advisory
Committee Appointment
USDA Sonny Perdue

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