“My name is Brad Yunek and I work for Roley and Janice as one of the wranglers, a mechanic, guitar picker, and a few other odds and ends. The fact is I just keep showing up and they keep giving me things to do. In reality I’ve had the joy of working for and with two real good friends part time since 1996 and year round since 1999. An added bonus for me is that my wife Susan, daughter Heather, son Joshua, and I call the Ranch “home,” and live in the old ranch house. I find great joy in song writing. I like to put words and notes together and make people think, smile, and cry. You can find a sample of some of the many songs I have written on my website bradyunek.com. I hope you enjoy.
I was born in Rockford, Illinois and raised in California. Susan and I first visited Sandpoint in 1983 and moved here in 1991… just about the time Janice and Roley were getting going with Western Pleasure. For 20 years I made my living as an equipment mechanic. I did pull a 6-month detail as a hand at a cow/calf operation in Walden, Colorado. I had a Grandpa and three uncles who made their livings with harness horses in northern Illinois. Even though I was not around it full time as a youngster, the sounds, smells, and work that goes along with livestock have always brought me comfort and joy. I like to think that I can relate some of that happiness to you as our guests when you join us.”