Our History & Our Team


Melissa Boerst - Owner

Melissa originated from the land of the dairy cow in Wisconsin but followed her dream out west to pursue a career in Geology. We are really focused on unique colors and thick body shape at Silver Summit Ranch.

Christopher Swanson

Original Native Nevadan from north east and central area of the state, Christopher has been part of local 350 since 2007…We have come together to establish Silver Summit Ranch and grow the herd in partnership of production.

Carley Ingram - Ranch Facilitator

Every ranch needs a good facilitator! Whether it is helping with vaccinations, brandings, horn measurements, social outreach, or sale planning Carley is there! Carley recently graduated with a degree in animal science from the University of Nevada and works as a horse trainer.