Featured Professor: Miss Rodeo America 2017
Lisa Lageschaar – Weatherford, Texas
Lisa Lageschaar of Weatherford, Texas has been involved in the equine and rodeo industry her entire life. Lisa is a first-generation American who grew up on a dairy farm in the small east Texas town of Pickton and did not come from an equestrian background, but her first word (and first love) was “horse.” She developed a strong passion for horses, rodeo, agriculture and the western lifestyle. She is an avid team roper and barrel racer and served as Miss Rodeo America 2017; she traveled thousands of miles across North America promoting rodeo, agriculture, and the western way of life.
Lisa has a Master of Education in Secondary Education from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from Tarleton State University. Being a positive example is important to Lisa and this belief is what lead her to pursue her chosen profession as an educator. Not only does she teach on the importance of agriculture as it relates to our future, but she also strives to instill values like humility, hard work, and integrity — words she learned the definition of through first-hand experience growing up on a dairy farm. Through Lisa’s career as a high school agricultural silence teacher, she has been an active member in her community, giving back to the local youth through programs like the National FFA Organization and 4H. She has coached many students on public speaking, veterinary science, floriculture, horse evaluation, livestock judging and more.
In 2018 Lisa started her own personal and pageant coaching business — A.R.I.S.E. In 2019 she will marry her fiancé Anthony Lucia, and continue coaching, serving as a clinician, competing in rodeos across the country, and glorifying God.
Featured Professor: Mrs. Montana 2018
Becky Christensen – Missoula, MT
Proud to call Montana her home, Rebecca Mapston lives in Missoula with her husband Gray. Rebecca has been successful in the mortgage industry for over 16 years, including navigating through the financial crisis and assisting thousands of homeowners to keep their homes by saving them from foreclosure. She holds her Mortgage Originators License in 2 States and is the Branch Manager of Pacific Mortgage Center in Missoula.
Family Legacy developed Rebecca Mapston’s knowledge and passion for rodeo & the western world. Rebecca’s lifetime of experience with Christensen Brothers Rodeo gives her unique perspective as a reporter in the field and as a radio & live talk show host. Rebecca owns CB Promotions and holds a certification in Sports Media and Communication from Sports Management Worldwide. She is part of the broadcast team for the PRCA Columbia River Circuit. She has hosted “She’s Gone Country W/the CB Cowgirls” as a live talk show since 2014 in Las Vegas during the National Finals Rodeo. In 2017 the show was broadcast on National Television for The Cowboy Channel, an affiliate of Rural Media Group (RFD-TV). Rebecca’s passion is promoting the importance of Heritage and connecting the generations. As Mrs. Montana America 2018 she will spend her year promoting the importance of our American Values, Heritage, and the Western Lifestyle.
Rebecca and Gray share 5 adult children between the ages of 20-32, as well as one adorable grand-daughter. As a family, they love to travel and Rodeo throughout the western United States. They truly love that they have community wherever they go.