Meet Terri Lynn

Owner/CEO

Terri Lynn was born into a family legacy with roots tracing its way back six generations in livestock and agriculture. The Howard family name was mounted on iron Texas gates in Falls, Waller and Robinson Counties.

Terri Lynn is no stranger to the western lifestyle or the western industry. For over 26 years; she has been a competitor, a ranch hand, a publisher, a country radio disc jockey, a tack designer, a mother of two young cowboys and a rancher’s wife.

In the early 90’s, Terri Lynn tested her skills and endurance by working on a ranch in Colorado among the wilderness of the San Juan Mountains. After proving to herself that she was indeed worthy of accepting challenges along with defeats, she was anxious to start her journey. She and her dad, Bob Howard, launched an equine Magazine in the mid 1990’s titled Cowboy Sports Magazine. Terri Lynn held the title of Editor and then Publisher of this national publication. After a few years, while still working closely with the magazine, Terri Lynn loaded her barrel horse and headed northeast for an opportunity to be live on the radio each weekday on KYKX, a leading country radio station in Longview, Texas.

In the 2000’s, Terri Lynn put her life on pause for a few years to raise two young boys. Then again in 2009, she found herself “back in the saddle” riding along side of her dad, Bob, while they launched yet another business in the western industry, but this time it was leather goods. This was an exciting young tack and saddle brand that she and her dad not only created but also grew for six years. Acting as lead designer and ultimately President of the company, Terri Lynn garnered most of her knowledge about creativity, design, leadership and business while there.  In 2013, Parker County Today Magazine named her one of the “Top 100 People to Know”.  This honor was appreciated deeply and still drives her to this day.  With the passing of her father, Terri Lynn was forced to take a detour from the company she developed and with that Rafter T Ranch Co. was born.