About the Owner

T. Pierce (Bud) Rhodes is a third generation native of the Verde Valley and grew up on a cattle ranch where he and his family also raised quarter horses. Bud and his wife Annette (of 31 years) raised two daughters, and still recreationally raise horses and cattle on the same property.

 

Bud is currently the head coach of the Mingus Union High School girls varsity soccer team and also coaches a Verde Valley Soccer Club U-18 girls team.

 

Community Service:

  • Current member of the Verde Valley Fire District Governing Board
  • Elected and served two terms (8 years) on the Cottonwood Oak Creek School Board
  • Elected to and served six years on the Verde Valley Fire District Governing Board
  • Elected to and served six years on the Cornville Page Springs Fire District (previous to its consolidation with Verde Rural Fire District)
  • Past Yavapai County Supervisor appointee to the Regional Economic Development Committee
  • Charter Member and past Chair of Cornville Community Association

 

Education:

  • 1990s: Yavapai Community College- Continuing Education Classes
    • Business management, personnel management , business law, business marketing and sales, and all uniform building code classes
  • 1976-1978: Northern Arizona University- Industrial Management
  • 1972-1974 Phoenix Community College- Management
    • Wrestling Scholarship
  • 1968-1972: Mingus Union High School
  • Cottonwood Oak Creek Elementary School