Meet the Team
Bill is a third generation ranch raised Montanan with an Animal Science/Ag Production degree from Montana State University. He currently serves as Board Member and Merit Heifer Committee Chair at NILE (Northern International Livestock Exposition) and Advisory Board Member for Yellowstone County's METRA PARK Complex where he chairs their newly formed Ag Committee. Bill has over forty years of experience in Ag production and marketing and makes his home in Billings, Montana where he owns and operates BILL PELTON Livestock, LLC. He has the distinction of being first in the industry to develop and use electronic promotion, "e-CattleAds", as a medium to help his clients achieve success. When not working in the business or serving as volunteer to further his lifetime goal of giving back to livestock agriculture he is Papa Bill to his grandchildren.
Katie was blessed to have grown up on her family’s cattle ranch in south-central Montana. Therefore agriculture has always been a growing passion for her. She was raised in Meagher County west of White Sulphur Springs, and stayed very active with local 4H programs, High School Rodeo, downhill ski racing and doing plenty of ranch work.
As this passion developed, pursuing an education in agriculture was settled. She went on to attend Montana State University, Bozeman. She acquired a Bachelors degree in Animal Science with a Livestock Production and Industries option. While at Montana State, she enjoyed participating in various organizations that kept her in touch with assorted aspects of the agriculture industry, such as Collegiate Cattle Women, Alpha Zeta honors society and Collegiate Stockgrowers.
Katie greatly values her Montana upbringing and ranching lifestyle, as well as her family, faith and anything that keeps her outdoors.
Upon graduating in December 2012, she returned to work on the family ranch during the winter months before moving to Billings and beginning work at BILL PELTON Livestock.
MARK OSTERLUND, PhDMark Osterlund is an associate professor of biology at Rocky Mountain College (RMC). Prior employment experiences included: molecular geneticist in the Forensic and Counterterrorism Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Chief Operations Officer of Floating Islands International - a US-based developer of BioHaven Water Treatment technologies, and biology faculty at Mary Washington University. Mark Osterlund holds a bachelor of science degree from Clemson University, along with two Masters degrees and a PhD from Yale University. In addition to serving RMC, Dr. Osterlund provides website development for Local Livestock Media Group and the Ag Country Network. Mark also provides scientific consulting throughout China regarding water quality and appropriate remediation techniques.
As a sixth generation Montanan, the love of the ranching lifestyle runs deep. Misti was born and raised in Choteau, MT where she grew up with small town values and an appreciation for all facets of Montana Agriculture. Throughout school she was actively involved in 4-H and FFA and competed in High School Rodeo.
Upon Graduating from Choteau High School she attended the University of Montana-Western where she competed on the rodeo team and received a degree in Equine Science. Misti then went on to attend Montana State University (GO BOBCATS!!) and enrolled in the College of Agriculture where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with a livestock management option.After graduating she worked for Cow Country Genetics in Wyoming as office administration and an embryo technician. In October of 2010 she married Jon Redland and moved to Hysham, MT where she joined his family in raising registered Red Angus and Gelbviehs. 2013 brought an amazing opportunity as Misti and Jon moved to Choteau to head up their own cattle operation continue to raise registered Gelbviehs as well a few commercial cows. She is actively involved in all aspects of the operation and is enjoying life as a ranch wife.