Maranda is the 18 year old daughter of Damon and Kim Montgomery. She lives in beautiful Sandpoint, ID and has lived there all of her life. She graduated from Sandpoint High School, and is currently a freshman at North Idaho College. Upon graduation of North Idaho College, she hopes to have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree and will have majored in General Ultrasound. She is passionate about always lending a helping hand and cares for others.
Aside from rodeoing, Maranda loves hiking, biking, and spending time with her family. Horses have always been a huge part of Maranda’s life. She grew up in 4-H, participating in three projects; Cake, Horse and Swine. She participated in other horse shows, junior rodeos, and anything else she could do to be in the saddle. The horse she rides is named Louie, he is a 14 year old Quarter Horse, Paint gelding.
Maranda says she is honored to be Miss Gem State Stampede because, “It allows me to be more involved in the western way of life, which I grew up respecting and loving. I can promote the sport of rodeo as well as doing what I love and it’s even more special since it’s for a beautiful place close to my home own, and it’s for an incredible community. I am looking forward to meeting so many great individuals that will become friends and seeing what kind of opportunities that are going to present themselves.”