The Staff

Tim and Donna Prior

Tim & Donna are the owners of Brussels Agri Services Ltd. & The Cowboy Loft. They live on a 100- acre farm just outside the village of Brussels. They have three wonderful children, Nathan, Taylor and Emily. Tim went to Ridgetown College for Agricultural Production Management. He started selling Gallagher Fence supplies out of his home in 1982. When he purchased Brussels Agri Services Ltd. he brought with him a good knowledge of different aspects of farming. As Tim is from this area he relates well to our customers and is a good public relations officer.

Kevin Bishop

Kevin lives with his wife Jacquie and three girls, Kabrina, Keisha, and Kayla outside of Bluevale. Kevin is our bag feed delivery driver. Kevin and his family are heavily involved in the 4H Club. Kevin and his family were awarded Grand Champions for their sheep at the 2011 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Kevin has a sharp personality and is always willing to charm with his wit.

Beth Crawford

Beth is the Bookkeeper, Account Manager. She has a Diploma in Accounting and has worked as a Bookkeeper for 30 years. Beth and her husband Don live in Brussels.Beth and Don have two children, both married. Amy lives and works in Stratford, Jason lives and works in Brussels. She has experience with computers and various accounting programs and specialized in Farm Tax

Trevor Elliott

Trevor resides with his wife Loni and their two children Hannah and Lorne on their farm outside Staffa. They enjoy riding their horses and have a pet pot belly pig, named Chops along with a flock of chickens. Trevor is also one of our full time fence installers and does our bag feed deliveries during the winter months. In previous years Trevor used to ride bulls. Trevor is one of our quieter team members, but has some great one-liners that are sure to put a smile on your face.

Kalvin Fischer

Kalvin Fischer currently lives in Bluevale and joined our team in 2002. Kalvin is our full time feed truck driver. Kalvin has a great sense of humour and always seems to have a smile on his face. He is always willing to have a good chat.


Jess Jorritsma

Jess lives just outside the village of Brussels with her husband Josh, her three daughters Alice, Saleena and Elsy and their German Sheppard Tex. Jess also has a mini horse named Lucy, a flock of layers and enjoys feeding a few cows! Jess is very outgoing and amicable. Jess is an expert on the Gallagher TSI Animal Management Program & is keen to assist you with any questions you may have! Jess also looks after our online media and marketing through our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Emily Baker

Born and raised just outside Brussels on her families Limousin cow/calf operation. Growing up she showed cattle in 4-H. She currently has a buckskin mare named Peppy. They enjoy team sorting, cowboy challenges, trail riding and non-stop learning! Emily has two dogs at home, a Yorkie named Jax and a German Sheppard named Diesel! She is also busy working as a Personal Support Worker. Emily will be here to assist you on weekends and the multiple shows we attend throughout the year!

Doug Marriott

Doug Marriott is a Feed and Livestock Advisor. Doug resides in the hamlet of Whitechurch with his wife Susan and two children Melanie and Rob. Doug brings with him 15 years experience in the feed industry. He and his family raise and show purebred Black Angus cattle.

Trudy Ryan

Trudy lives outside Brussels with her husband Greg and daughter Amber. Trudy also has two horses, Red and Red Girl. She is knowledgeable with all the horse products in our tack shop and can offer assistance and advice with horse care. Trudy assists with our Cowboy Loft and Brussels Agri Service marketing by gaining knowledge through attending shows, fairs, and conferences. Trudy is very customer oriented and is willing to go the extra mile to help you find what you’re looking for.


Melissa Veldman

 Melissa grew up on a Dairy farm south of Varna and now dairy farms with her husband Will and their daughter Faith outside Hensall. In her spare time she volunteers with 4-H and the Queen of the Furrow committee for the 2017 IPM. Melissa obtained her degree in Horticulture but is also very passionate about agriculture. She works closely with Doug in our feed department and can answer any questionon the TSI Animal Management System. She also is always willing to help our customers at Brussels Agri and the Cowboy Loft Cowboy Loft.


Steph Neubrand

Steph lives north of Brussels with her partner Rob on his cow/calf & feedlot operation.  She grew up on a farm near Monkton & was heavily involved in showing cattle & 4-H. When she's not here at the store she really enjoys working at home with the cows alongside Rob & Trooper their German Sheppard. Steph works in our Show Supply department. She also does all of the Gallagher fencer repairs and helps out with our fencing and pasture watering systems here at the store! This young firecracker will be here to assist you at Brussels Agri and the Cowboy Loft.