Owners of Rosebud Llamas are Shirley Weathers and Bill Walsh. Both of us have years of experience hiking, camping, skiing, and biking in Utah's deserts and mountains and we are beginning to explore Oregon, as well. We have owned, trained, loved, and packed with llamas since 1995. We were both certified Wilderness First Responders (WFRs) during our time as outfitter-guides.
We are members of the Pack Llama Trial Association (PLTA), Rocky Mountain Llama Association (RMLA), and belonged to the Utah Llama Association (ULA) until it disbanded in 2013. Shirley served on the Boards of the PLTA and the ULA. She is also the author of Field Guide to Plants Poisonous to Livestock: Western U.S. (1998) and Leave No Trace Using Llamas in the Backcountry (1999 and 2004--a revision under joint copyright with Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics). She served as an "expert" at the 2011 Pack Llama Festival in Silverton, CO. Bill and Shirley have provided dozens of clinics on packing with llamas, including at the International Sportsmen's Expos in 2000 and 2004. She teaches classes to livestock and small farm owners on plants poisonous to livestock and writes a regular column on the same topic for Back Country Llama Magazine.
We are enjoying offering our llama activities and services from our new setting in southern Oregon!