Nov. 1, 2011 • Carrie Satica, Lassen County Cowbelle of the Year

Always the “sparkplug” of her family growing up, Carrie Satica continues to inspire those around her. Say the word “event” to Carrie, and she gets it done.

Carrie Satica

Carrie joined the Lassen County CattleWomen in 1999. She was quickly recruited to the office of treasurer, serving two terms. She became very involved and continued to climb the ladder, becoming vice president and then president in 2007. While she was president, she encouraged her unit to get more involved at the state level. She wrote our mission statement and initiated our involvement and served as committee chairperson for the Beef Ambassador Program and Beef for Father’s Day Promotion.

For many years she was in charge of the silent auction for the locally famous “A Taste of Beef, A Sip of Wine” fundraiser for agricultural scholarships. Carrie thought it would be fun to reinstate the Tri-County Barbecue, and what a great idea that was, enjoyed by attendees for the fourth year now. For the past two years, Carrie has chaired the Cowbelle of the Year luncheon at the state convention, receiving many compliments on her successful events.

Born in Torrance, southern California, Carrie (Zaengle) was third in the lineup, surrounded by three brothers. When she was six, her family moved to Susanville, where she grew up a country girl with animals, horses and a mountain trail to ride on. Catching a chicken in the “Barnyard Scramble” at the Susanville Jr. Rodeo was the beginning of her involvement in the western traditions of Lassen County.

In 1991, she was chosen Miss Lassen County. During that year she enjoyed many opportunities to participate in local events and give off her time and service to her community. Her reign culminated in securing 11th place in the Miss California State Scholarship Competition.

During her college years, Carrie worked for the city of Santa Clarita, where she helped create and run the popular Cowboy Festival, held at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio, originally owned by Gene Autry. She was coordinator for the first two years of its 18-year history, and this festival continues to be a yearly event.   After graduating from Master College, she returned to Susanville as executive director of the Lassen County Chamber of Commerce. Here, she gleaned many skills in sponsoring city and county events and was co-chair for the Susanville Professional Rodeo, drawing visitors and permanent residents to Lassen County.

In 1999 she married Doug Satica, a fifth-generation rancher in Lassen County. She was blessed to gain Nancy Satica not only as her mother-in-law, but sister Cowbelle as well. Carrie and Doug reside in Standish and raise a small herd of crossbred cows and calves. They have three children; son Brand, 10 and daughters Autry, 8, and Shade, 6. Their family is active in 4-H, dance and various athletics.

Carrie is currently employed at Lassen High School in Susanville. She desires to mentor kids and help them realize their potential by teaching, coaching sports and becoming involved in their activities.