Our Story

 
 Bobbi Jo Lyn Atchison
Hometown: Alexandria, Minnesota
Birthday: November 30th
Raised in a small farming community in rural Minnesota, Bobbi was exposed to the equestrian lifestyle early on by her father. The youngest of four siblings and
the shortest. You would think she was spoiled –
Not so! Working hand in hand with her professional trainer father, she worked hard & long hours - stall cleaning, grooming, feeding, and more just to earn the privilege to learn how to ride her father’s beautiful show horses. Even going so far as to request to be home-schooled in High School so as to be allowed to run their training facility.
After High School, Bobbi attended Colorado State University to specialize in Equine Breeding and Nutrition. This earned her the position of Breeding Manager and Assistant Trainer to her Dad at a sprawling 100+ acre Arabian breeding and training facility in Carnation, WA. “After earning many titles in Western, Halter, Hunt and Dressage I decided to venture out on my own. I love that I have had so many amazing opportunities to work with some of the best & most renowned trainers in the country.”
When it comes to music, B J first tried her hand at piano at about 10 years old. Not really finding that to her liking - she took up vocal lessons. During her early teens she performed at recitals, concerts and had a nice little gig singing for weddings. She even cut a demo tape when she was 15 with her sister though she states “No, you will not get your hands on it!!” Upon moving to Washington, Bobbi started classical voice training as well as musical theater. Even entering a few competitions for a national circuit being judged on classical arias and musical theater. “I scored amazingly well as a Soprano in classical but scored highest in musical theater.”
Bobbi joined Latigo Lace in June of 2011 as the sole female member and front lead singer. A role she still fills to this day!
“When I’m not riding or singing I help run our family business, Equine Concepts, LLC.” Her father, Bob  has developed some of the most unique products for the equestrian community. They not only build custom barns, arenas and facilities locally, her father designed the Equi-Cover Roundpen Cover that is portable, affordable and available, marketed and sold Nationwide
and in Canada!
 “I also enjoy snowmobiling, snowboarding, shopping, bartending, reading and mowing the lawn. Yes, mowing the lawn! I do not like cooking and I hate washing dishes!”

John Fagan

Hometown: Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Rhode Island-born John Fagan is a versatile and experienced performer who blends musicianship and showmanship with a love for country, blues and rock & roll.  Prior to his move to Seattle in 2006, John had played semi-professionally with several New England acts as a guitarist (lead & rhythm, electric & acoustic), mandolinist and vocalist (harmony and lead).   As a member of the Incredible Two-Man Band acoustic duo and the South County Boys (a classic rock/classic country/blues band), Fagan performed with veteran musician Buddy Cavaleri at many bars, taverns and private parties in New England.  The duo also performed at several large festivals, including the Taste of Rhode Island and the Newport Sunset Music Festival (where they opened for folk singer Livingston Taylor).  John was also a member of the Real Deal, the backing band for Massachusetts country singer Chad Burdick.  The band played Top 40 Country, as well as music from Chad Burdick’s CD “What’s in Store”, at many casinos, clubs, fairs and festivals.  They also shared the stage with such country acts as Andy Griggs, Jamie O'Neal, Lee Roy Parnell and the legendary Charlie Daniels Band.  Shortly after moving to Seattle, Fagan co-founded popular country/classic rock cover band Renegade.  With Renegade, John performed at such venues as the Little Red Hen (Seattle), the General Store Saloon (Roy), the Red Barn (Grand Mound), the Red Wind Casino, Little Creek Casino, and the Capital LakeFair Festival in Olympia.  Currently, John performs regularly with Tin Man and Latigo Lace along with Sweet Iron. He also enjoys ice cream and cake!