Years of experience with a camera and a lifetime of understanding and empathizing with the person on the opposite side of her lens has led Sheryl Foland to the rodeo circuit as an action photographer. And it might not have been her original career path, but it quickly became her passion.
"Loving each day spending time with cowboys and cowgirls," says Foland, who has taken up horse riding herself since her interest in rodeo life blossomed into a colorful hobby five years ago.
Recently, Sheryl's work has been getting national attention. In addition to capturing moments for the athletes and their families, she now also takes photos and writes rodeo articles for Rodeo News at rodeonews.com/.
She's more than a sharp eye behind the camera, however. Sheryl had a heart for healing from a very young age. With a goal of helping others, she studied Psychology and Forensic Criminology at Wichita State University before traveling west to New Mexico Highlands University for a Master's in Social Work. She is currently the owner and a clinical social worker (LCSW) for Course Corrections, LLC in Rawlins, Wyoming.
When she isn't having fun photographing a rodeo, Sheryl can be found hanging out with her dogs. And the dogs of other people. Sheryl and her husband can frequently be found on the road with a pup or two in their truck, on their way to deliver a shelter dog to their potential fur-ever home.