Geri Byrne has been a resident of Modoc County since 1978. Upon graduating from Cal Poly in Animal Science, she married local rancher Dan Byrne and moved to the Tulelake Basin. Byrne worked for the Modoc County Ag Department in the Tulelake office and helped out on the family cattle ranch. In 1986 she started her own business, Border Collies in Action, which grew to serve customers all over the world by the time it was sold in 2006. After being widowed in 2008, Geri remained on the ranch. At the urging of her brother-in-law, Mike, she decided to run for County Supervisor. In addition to her supervisorial duties, she raises sheep, trains stockdogs and produces stockdog training videos. Geri has been actively involved in the community in various capacities, including the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fair Board, Modoc County Farm Bureau, Modoc County Williamson Act Committee, Modoc County Shasta Regional Community Foundation Grant committee, Election Board Newell Precinct and the McConnell Foundation Scholarship committee. In addition she has been involved at the state level with the California Farm Bureau, the California Republican Party and volunteered on a number of political campaigns. She has organized 6 successful National Sheepdog Finals (including last year’s event in Alturas) and has served as a director to the both the northwestern and national Border Collie organizations. Ms Byrne is serving her second term as Supervisor for District 5 which covers Newell, Lookout, Adin and Day.