Our Employees

Experience You Can Count On

Doug Claussen

Chief Executive Officer


Doug has over 25 years of experience working with feed yards, cattle growers and grain companies with extensive knowledge of agriculture as a whole. He provides High Choice Feeders with strategic, operational, and financial leadership. It’s through his leadership and guidance, that High Choice Feeders has continued to grow and prosper.

Jeremy Mock

Director of Operations


Growing up in 4-H and FFA, Jeremy really enjoyed livestock judging and working with his show animals. His love of livestock development and evaluation led him to join judging teams in college and eventually into the feedlot industry. In his current position, he enjoys the opportunity to evaluate cattle every day while working with customers to help their animals reach their full genetic potential to develop a high-quality product for consumers.

Andrew Scott

Chief Financial Officer


Andrew’s family has been in the cattle business for over 150 years, which is something he’s deeply proud of. Sustainable beef production is fundamentally important to support our growing population, and he believes beef is integral to a balanced and nutritious diet. Andrew also has more than 7 years of experience in public accounting, audit, and assurance, and holds a CPA, as well as a Master’s in accounting science from the University of Illinois.

Tyler Scott

Director of Commodity Purchases


Tyler was raised on a feedlot, so he knows the industry inside and out. He loves the hands-on nature of his work and putting the puzzle together when it comes to the marketing and economics of cattle feeding. He understands what it means to run a farming operation, because he does it himself. He's ready to work with you to get your crop marketed profitably and get your grain moved efficiently.

Francisco Rodriguez

HCF II Manager


Overseeing the daily operations of High Choice Feeders II, Francisco prides himself on hard work and meticulous attention to detail to maximize your cattle’s performance. He’s an expert in all aspects of feedyard operation, having experience in every role from feed truck driver to assistant manager.

Mark Herbold

Customer Cattle Representative


Mark has over 30 years of experience in the cattle industry. He is focused on working with new and existing customers as they develop a plan for feeding their cattle. Please reach out to him with any inquiries about feeding with High Choice Feeders.

Tommy Hazelwood

Customer Cattle Representative


Tommy has over 40 years of experience in the cattle industry. Like Mark, Tommy is a great resource for new and existing customers. Please reach out to him with any inquiries about feeding with High Choice Feeders.

Kayla Van Meter



Kayla oversees our office staff, prepares financial reports, and manages our daily accounting functions. She is instrumental in the day-to-day operation of our office and is always happy to help with whatever is thrown her way.

Tina Haskell

Cattle Accountant


Tina oversees accounting for all incoming cattle. She will be the point of contact for new customers as well as any cattle shipments to either of our yards. Tina is responsible for customer financing and documentation of cattle receipts, as well as accounts receivable.

Donna Telinde

Cattle Accountant


Donna is responsible for all the accounting functions as it relates to shipping cattle. She prepares shipping orders, reconciles cattle shipments, oversees specialty program certification paperwork, closeouts and more. Donna is the go-to on any questions relating to cattle settlements.

Karla Stockman

Staff Accountant


Karla tracks commodity contract statuses, oversees scale operations, and helps to ensure that vendors get paid accurately and timely. She works closely with Tyler to manage our position as it relates to all of our feedstuffs. Karla also helps with accounts payable as needed.

Tamara McDaniel

Administrative Assistant


Tamara keeps things running smoothly behind the scenes while she finishes her Bachelor’s Degree in Business. When she’s not at work you can find her gardening or spending time with her husband and dogs. She absolutely loves her friendly co-workers and customers at High Choice Feeders.

Cortnie Price

Administrative Assistant


Cortnie has over 15 years of experience in this industry. When she's not in the office, she can be found working on her family farm or hauling her children to and from rodeos. She plays an integral role in day-to-day operations and loves the friendly environment High Choice Feeders provides.

Jaylyn Rose Dirks

Receptionist – Yard 2


Jaylyn has been in the agriculture industry since childhood and even studied agronomy and crop science in school. She has always had a passion for agriculture and livestock. She loves the High Choice Feeders team and wants to remind customers to be sure to reach out to her with any questions or issues, because they will work to get the job done right.