Paul Hoiland, President
I have been a resident of Rockford since 2001. In 2018, I retired after 27 years as an Army Officer. I am now the owner of True North Custom Hat Works. My wife and I have two kids, both of whom are grown and pursuing their college education. I was invited to join the Rodeo Committee in 2019 and was elected to the Board that summer. An avid fan of PRCA Rodeo, I have enjoyed attending the Buffalo Championship Rodeo whenever my Army career permitted it. Rodeo is the last remaining sport that is not afraid of letting it’s participants express their faith and their pride in this great country of ours. I enjoy working with my fellow Board and Committee members to keep our rodeo an annual highlight for many more years to come.
Kendal Kalamaha, Secretary
A 20+ year resident of Wright County, originally from North Dakota where I first joined high school rodeo and rode both bareback bronc and bulls. As a business owner in Delano, Kendal supported rodeo as a PRCA sponsor. I've been 15 years in sales for SJF Material Handling, a Winsted company, and live in Waverly with my wife Manya. Our son & daughter both graduated from Buffalo High School in 2019. I look forward to serving the Buffalo Rodeo Board as Secretary and am excited to help make it even better this year and in the future.
Alissa Kindom, is an RN Clinical Manager with over 20 years of healthcare experience in Buffalo and the surrounding cities. She and her husband have 3 daughters, all of whom have been involved in horseback riding since they were 3. For the past few years, she has become more involved in rodeo and volunteering within the sport and community. Alissa currently holds the position of secretary and co-treasurer at Enchanted Hollow Foundation. Alissa is also on the board with Wright County 4H. She is excited to continue to volunteer and encourage community involvement.
Casey Mattson, Treasurer
Married to Sara Mattson, they have four children.
A lifelong Buffalo resident, currently Managing Partner of JMSC, PLLC a CPA firm in Buffalo.
Rebecca Moon, Vice President
Rebecca has been a long standing member of the organization, starting her volunteerism with the Buffalo Rodeo Association in her early teens. Rebecca started as a liaison between the local saddle club and the Buffalo Rodeo board. She later became Miss Buffalo Rodeo. After her reign she worked to grow the Miss Buffalo Rodeo queen program. Rebecca currently handles much of the Family Fun Night activities, and Miss Buffalo Rodeo queen program. She hopes that the Buffalo Rodeo will continue to grow in the community, and create special memories for those to share for years to come.
Wade Phelps is a current PRCA Great Lakes Circuit Bull Rider and Farrier. He started his
rodeo career in 2008, and brings years of rodeo knowledge to the association. Wade has rode at the Buffalo Rodeo for years, and is excited to help the association reach its goals to become bigger and better each year. He currently works with the grounds committee to keep the rodeo grounds safe and presentable for all activities that happen throughout the year.
Bob Sansevere, who has spent more than 30 years as a member of the KQ Morning Show
and as a columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, hosts his own show, The BS Show, while also being on the boards for the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose school district as well as the Buffalo Rodeo. Bob and his wife, Mary, have a horse facility in Buffalo and are the parents of five children -- Samantha, Sawyer, Spencer, Shane and Sienna, Samantha represented Minnesota at the 2021 Miss Rodeo America competition in December and all five of his children have ties to rodeo.
I've been involved with the Rodeo for just a year now. Previously I rode bulls when I was much younger. I’ve been around livestock and horses most of my life. My wife Jean, and I run a small ranch south of Buffalo raising British White beef cattle and a few horses. We are also the owners of Scott Build, Buffalo’s oldest solely commercial general contracting firm.
A business owner for 37 years of Insurance Brokers of MN & office in Buffalo. My wife & I have 4 kids & many grandkids. Back in October of 2019 I accepted the position of treasurer for the
Buffalo Rodeo assn. Then soon after accepted the position of president, which I am currently holding. I’m just paying it forward by volunteering for what used to be a GREAT community family event for Buffalo & surrounding area. I want to help bring the rodeo back to what it once was.