Liz Barbour manages the Cinch Buckle Ranch in Southeastern MT with her husband Drew. Her family’s unlikely journey from Indiana, began in 2012, when she accepted a position as a Licensed Addictions Counselor,working with chemically dependent youth at the Pine Hills Youth Correctional Facility. After having her first child in 2014, she and Drew moved to a remote ranch in Eastern Montana where she fell in love with the relationship between animals, people and wide open landscapes. She carries a passion and empathy for all living things; her varied experiences have allowed her to view life through the lenses of many different people.

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