Bonnie DeVerniero joined the NILE team in 2016 as a volunteer before moving into a part-time role as the Sales Clerk in 2017. In November 2019, she became a full-time NILE Staff Member, as the Equine Programs Director. She is a graduate of Montana State University-Billings, after attending Miles Community College for Equine Science and Biology.
As the Equine Programs Director, Bonnie handles the horse sales and futurities, the ranch rodeo, and raffle filly among other tasks. She is the lead on the NILE Foundation's fundraising event and will oversee the Radiant Rodeo and 4th Grade Ag Ed Program.
Bonnie was born and raised in Shepherd, MT, where she was an active 4-H and FFA member, showing various projects including horses. Along with her projects, Bonnie worked for Dr. Jeff Peila, DVM, as a vet assistant. Her
career has been centered around providing excellent customer service by being
attentive to detail and implementing policy and procedure. She became a
business owner when her family opened Bad Bear Laser Tag in 2017. Being an
entrepreneur has given Bonnie the chance to learn the necessary marketing and
social networking skills to grow and establish a successful family
In 2006 she married, Mike,
the cowboy who stole her heart and has spent many years enjoying life
as a ranch hand's wife across eastern Montana. Bonnie spends her free time
making new memories with family and friends or working with her horses.