Meet the Team


Bonnie Wheatley, a past contributor to The Team Roping Journal, brings a lifetime of professional experience in the Western industry to her role as Barrel Racing Content Director for BarrelRacing.com and BarrelRacingMagazine.com. She grew up a horse trainer’s kid immersed in ranching and the Western lifestyle before graduating from the University of California at Davis and relocating to the eastern plains of Colorado. When not crafting exciting new content, Wheatley enjoys running barrels, showing reined cow horses, cheering at her daughter Sage’s sporting events, and for her husband, Scot, and son, Regan, at team ropings.


Chelsea Shaffer was the managing editor for Spin To Win Rodeo for seven years, and is now the editor of the Team Roping Journal and Western editorial director for the Equine Network LLC. She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and now lives with her husband Tory and daughter Elise in Fort Lupton, Colorado.