Alpha graduated from Merced College with an Associate of Science Degree in Animal Science before proceeding to Fresno State where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Agriculture Education. He has served numerous Shorthorn and other organizations. He has been President of the California Shorthorn Breeders Association and is currently serving as a Director. He has also served as California's delegate to the National Shorthorn Show Committee.
One of three sisters who created Sunny Day Shorthorns out of her 4-H and FFA project. It is the job of Sherri to prepare animals for the show. She and her crew spend countless hours brushing and trimming cattle hair. She graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelors Degree in Plant Science and from CSU Stanislaus with a Liberal Arts degree. She went back to Fresno State for her Master of Arts in Reading. She is currently an elementary school teacher in Merced, CA. She has served as California Shorthorn Lassie Queen and has held numerous other offices in the Shorthorn Association at the State and Junior levels.
Amanda currently is a Professor at California State University Fresno. Amanda has served as an American Junior Shorthorn Association Board Member as well as the ASA Ambassador to Australia. Amanda has also served as President of the California Junior Shorthorn Assocation. She is the past Alternate Shorthorn Lassie Queen from 2002-2003.
Born during the Turlock Fair, Amy has been around cattle since before she was born. She is the youngest daughter of Alpha and Sherri Gipe. Amy has served in numerous positions for the California Junior Shorthorn Association, including President. Currently, Amy serves on the Merced Mariposa Cattlemen's Association Beef Bred Heifer Project Committee.