Growing up on a cattle ranch in western Kansas, Tait Berlier always knew he someday wanted to join the family business of ranching, which has spanned four generations out West on ranches in five states. Nearing graduation at Kansas State University in 2002, Tait took stock of his options and decided against starting out fresh in the cattle business, which seemed too risky at the time.
Tait decided instead on a move to Denver, CO where he found a position as associate editor of the Western Livestock Journal. During his time at WLJ, Tait developed an extensive list of industry contacts which allowed him to gain insights on the cattle industry which he had not previously realized. At the same time, Tait began following the example set by his forebears and became active in cattlemen’s organizations and issues, a passion he continues today.
It was luck that Tait called Aaron Tattersall on the advice of a friend, as shortly after being introduced to the world of agriculture risk management, he was hooked. It was kismet, however, which brought Tait to Ag Risk Advisors and the Silveus family. Tait’s own personal and family experiences reflect a deep-seated need for products and advice like he eventually found himself providing, the significance of which Tait won’t soon forget.
Tait works with clients from Louisiana to California, but he and his wife Erin call the Denver area home. With their intrepid hound Douille in tow, Tait and Erin frequently hit the road to enjoy the wonders of the West, with frequent trips to visit family in Kansas, Louisiana and elsewhere.