Mickey Young: Owner

Mickey Young, owner and developer of Silver Lining Herbs, has been deeply involved with animals all his life. After a rodeo career that spanned competitor (11-time NFR qualifier in rough stock), stock contractor (seven times to the NFR), as well as once as a NFR pickup man, Mickey began focusing on the vast herbal knowledge he’d accumulated apprenticing to his parents and on his own. This resulted in the creation of Silver Lining Herbs, a formalization of something Mickey had already been doing for years – supporting hundreds of his own animals and his friends’ animals with various custom blends of superb-quality powdered herbs. Through Mickey’s hours of endless study and hands-on experience there are now over 50 Silver Lining Read More...

Lori Young – Owner

Co-owner of Silver Lining Herbs, Lori Young, grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was very much a city girl and was into fashion as well as sports. After college she was working during the week at a hotel and casino, and on the weekends she had another job as a waitress at a dance hall/saloon called ‘The Nashville’. One evening, Mick and a few of his friends came in after they competed at the Helldorado Rodeo. Lori happened to wait on them and soon after, she and Mick starting dating. After 2 years of long distance dating, Mickey moved to Las Vegas and began rodeoing from there. They were engaged for about six months and have been married for Read More...

Josi Young – Owner/Research and Development

Son of Mickey and Lori Young, Josiah (Josi) grew up in Jerome Idaho, and moved to Buhl after high school. He rodeod through high school, college rodeod at the College of Southern Idaho and then also Idaho State University. Josi has always enjoyed working both ends of the arena and was one of few to do it successfully. By doing this he was able to win several All-Around titles. Josi eventually chose to professionally rodeo as a bareback rider because of the training he received from his dad who was an 11-time NFR qualifier in this event. If you couldn’t find Josi on the back of a bucking horse, you’d find him astride a gentler but just as explosive type Read More...

Chance Schuknecht – Marketing & Sales Manager

Chance Schuknecht was raised and graduated high school in Iowa Falls, Iowa. His love for horses and a rodeo scholarship took him to Rapid City, South Dakota where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Equine Management from National American University. A college internship brought him to Buhl, Idaho where he worked along side Mickey Young, learning how herbs aid and support equine and canine health. Chance now oversees all of Silver Lining’s sales representatives and distributors. “My brother got me started roping in the 8th grade and I rodeoed through high school and college. I’ve always loved horses and in college thought I wanted to be a trainer,” explains Schuknecht. “I worked for a reining cowhorse trainer and worked Read More...

Jess –Social Media Marketing/Videographer

Growing up Jess would read The Working Horse magazine and dreamed of someday working for one of the horse health companies that placed ads in this magazine. In fact at 14 years old, Jess wrote in her journal that her dream job would be to “work for a company that helped to make horses’ lives better”. Originally Jess imagined that this job would involve writing articles for magazines and being a spokesperson through commercials, or possibly working in public relations. She couldn’t have imagined how close to her dream job she would get. Rather than writing magazine articles and being in front of the camera, Jess works behind the camera filming as our videographer and behind her computer screen on Read More...

Betsy Jenkins– Social Media

Betsy is the newest member of our team! Helping us with our dog line through social media, Betsy is smart and driven, and loves animals! Betsy and horses have gone hand-in-hand since she was little, especially draft horses, as her grandpa, Jim Knight, is the equine director at the College of Southern Idaho. “I have grown up with draft horses. My grandparents have had draft horses my entire life. My grandpa farmed with them and still takes them to the college for classes. I remember driving the team at the Twin Falls County Fair when I was about 5. One of my favorite memories was with our horse Duke. My grandpa would let him eat off the hay wagon and Read More...

Julie Watson – Secretary

When you first walk into Silver Lining Herbs, you’ll first meet the kind face of Julie Watson. Julie has been with us from almost the beginning (just about 18 years). Overseeing all office activity is a busy job and involves wearing a lot of hats, which Julie handles well. She also offers great insight on products and branding that comes from years of experience. Julie grew up in Buhl, Idaho, but has traveled almost her entire life. She loves learning the history of different places and fondly remembers traveling to the East Coast, Mid-West, as well as Europe. Julie and her husband have 5 kids (3 boys two girls) and now also have 20 grandchildren. Julie’s favorite pastime is chasing Read More...

Joy Clements – Office Assistant

Just like her name, you can always count on Joy to put a smile on your face. She is helpful in every way! She has been with Silver Lining Herbs for 12 years, and that experience really is invaluable to running the company smoothly. Joy grew up in Kimberly, Idaho and then moved to Buhl, Idaho with her family of 6 kids. Being outdoors was a regular activity for their family and they came to love camping, fishing, hiking, and snowmobiling. You can also find them playing board and card games together, and she has admitted to it getting pretty competitive (but all in good fun). Joy now has 9 grandsons who she loves with her entire heart and tries Read More...

Lisa Jacobson – Office Assistant

Working at Silver Lining Herbs for almost 15 years, Lisa is another crucial part of the system that keeps Silver Lining going and successful. Lisa grew up in a little farming community called Lyman outside Rexburg, Idaho.  She graduated from Madison High School and attended and graduated from Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) with an associate degree in Secretarial Work.  Her first job out of college was as a new accounts secretary at Idaho Bank and Trust in Rexburg. A teller set her up on a blind date, and that's how she met her husband and 39 years later have built a beautiful life together. They milked cows, farmed, had 200 head of sheep and 6 children while living in Swan Read More...

Jim – Production Manager

Our Production Manager, Jim Reaman was born in Boise, Idaho, and raised in Kuna, Idaho. Since leaving home at 18, he has lived at 29 different addresses and has learned to like to explore the places he has lived. Jim could be described as a wanderer. He has been a primitive survival instructor working with youth at risk. He continues to explore and once a year takes time off to do just that, often surviving out in the desert with very few supplies and living off of the land. Jim understands the land and what it has to offer, and has a talent for appreciating ever part of our earth. He likes collecting rocks, sticks, and bones, and grows gourds Read More...

Lucy – Production Technician

When it comes to keeping things organized on the production side of Silver Lining, there is no one better than Lucy, and she has been invaluable the last 4 years she has worked at Silver Lining Herbs. Lucy was born and raised in Buhl, Idaho with her seven siblings. She graduated from Buhl High School and then from Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho). She and her husband Jim (who also works for Silver Lining Herbs) have been married 27 years. They enjoy spending time together at work as well as doing other acivities. Coming to work at 5:30 a.m. is not so bad as they are able to have some “great life discussions”. Lucy really enjoys the simple things in life. Read More...

Cynthia – Production Technician

Cynthia was born and raised in Buhl, Idaho and has lived here almost her entire life. She did live back east in New Hampshire and worked in Massachussets for a couple of years, but moved back to Buhl afterwards. Cynthia and her husband have 4 kids, who keep them very busy! Her oldest daughter (Kass) will be 17, her son (Dan) will also be 17, then there is her son Justin who is 16, and her youngest daughter, Rileigh, is 13. Four teenagers and they keep her on her toes. “I like to do what my family likes to do. I’m a mom and love being a mom. I mostly hang out with the kids and am involved in the Read More...

Laura Jacobson – Quality Control

Laura has been with Silver Lining for just about a year, and has been a great addition to our crew. Laura grew up in Twin Falls, went to the College at Southern Utah University as well as the College of Southern Idaho. She taught English in Japan for a semester and then got an associates degree from CSI. Laura and her husband Zac met in college on a blind date (yes those do work sometimes). They now have four kids ages 13, 10, 7 and 3. They have a family farming business where they grow corn and hay. As a family they enjoy camping, traveling, and doing lots of activities with the kids and just being involved with all that Read More...

Gretchen Montgomery – Accounting

Gretchen, was born in Jerome, Idaho and raised on a farm overlooking the Snake River Canyon on the northside in Wendell, ID, but went to school and church in Buhl. She left only for a few years to live in Salt Lake City, Utah while she attended the University of Utah, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Gretchen married her husband Chad and they now own a home in Buhl overlooking the Snake River Canyon on the southside. Gretchen and Chad went to the same high school and become friends his Senior year and Gretchen’s Junior year when he was a teacher’s assistant in her PE class. They got to know each other and became friends. Eventually, one Read More...

Matthew Jacobson– IT Supervisor

If you have read this far down then god bless you. You definitely need to find something else to fill your time with. You will be highly rewarded though, since we saved the best for last. Matthew Jacobson, brings looks and personality to whatever team he is on. He moved to Buhl Idaho when he was a young kid. 10 years old to be exact. He grew up on his family owned dairy. Matthew has been around horses his whole life. When he was in his teens, his father got into the horse breeding business for a while, so he spent a good amount of his time training and working with young horses. He attend and graduated from Buhl High Read More...