KEN HOWIE STUDIOS
Originally from Belfield, ND, Photographer/Videographer Ken Howie is working on "Feek's Vision" in partnership with the Tooke Family and Carter County Museum in Ekalaka, MT.
After honing his skills in New York, Ken worked for 15 years in his studio in Phoenix, AZ. Today, he is back in North Dakota, continuing his career in commercial photography and documentary filmmaking.
Ken is also the Director for Special Cowboy Moments, a television series airing nationally on RFD TV.
Other film credits include "Hardship to Freedom", a document-ary celebrating the spirit of the Ukrainian pioneers and their immigration to North Dakota in the early 1900's. Also in production is a film that focuses attention on the Killdeer Mountain Battlefield, featuring artifacts and stories told by the Dvirnak family, whose ranch land includes the historic battlefield. Release of the latter film is expected in 2019.
TOOKE BUCKING HORSES
Toby Chandler Tooke, was born and raised in Ekalaka, Montana. He is the great grandson of Chandler Earl 'Feek' Tooke and is named after a man he never knew that was the pioneer of the modern day bucking horse.
Toby grew up on their ranch southwest of Ekalaka, haying, calving, working cows, fencing, and everything that goes into working on a ranch. While growing up he participated in basketball, football, baseball, and track during his time at Carter County High School. He never rodeoed but was always interested, and would hear the tales of Feek and his broncs from his grandfather, Ernest, and see trophies at Feek's widows house.
As time went on he realized how revolutionary Feek was in the world of rodeo. Toby has been instrumental in the resurgence of the Tooke name and their horses. Through his efforts Feek has been recognized by the PRCA Hall of Fame, the Montana Rodeo Wall & Hall of Fame, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, and Feek's sire Gray Wolf being included in the PRCA Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
Toby enjoys working at a radio station based out of Billings, MT, spending time with his family, and being the social media manager of the Tooke Bucking Horses page that educates rodeo enthusiasts and historians.
KEN HOWIE STUDIOS
Raised and educated in Phoenix, AZ, Tess had the opportunity to put her skills as a copy writer and editor to professional use by age 18. Since 1997, Tess has been responsible for the marketing and representation of Ken Howie in his illustrious career, while she produced photo and video shoots for discerning advertising clients. In recent years, she has added the role of Producer, managing all the administrative and fundraising aspects of Ken's filmmaking projects, writing narration and even editing video.
Placing great importance on volunteer work, Tess writes grants, and manages marketing and media for a handful of non-profit cultural organizations and churches.
Now a resident of North Dakota, having followed her talented husband home, Tess feels blessed to work alongside Ken as he follows his dream to capture and share the great stories that comprise North Dakota's ranch and rodeo history. With Feek's Vision, we cross borders and enjoy the national impact of this amazing story.
CARTER COUNTY MUSEUM
Sabre Moore was born and raised on a sheep and cattle ranch near Douglas, Wyoming. She graduated from Montana State University with a B.A. in History before continuing her education at Johns Hopkins University. She earned a Masters of Arts degree in Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management in 2016.
As Executive Director of the Carter County Museum, Sabre is engaged in the museum’s “Keep Collections Local” capital campaign for expansion. The Tooke Bucking horse exhibition will be a keystone collection of the museum and “Feek’s Vision” showcases the importance of the legacy to rodeo, as well as its history in Ekalaka, MT.
Sabre is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Museum Association of Montana and Camp Needmore. She has worked at museums all over the world, including the Museum of Innocence in Istanbul, Turkey and serving as an intern for the Smithsonian Office of International Relations. She and her sister, Stirling Moore co-operate Moore and Moore Livestock, LLC, an agricultural business based out of Douglas, WY.
KEN HOWIE STUDIOS PRESENTS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CARTER COUNTY MUSEUM & THE FEEK TOOKE FAMILY
DIRECTED BY KEN HOWIE MUSIC BY MAX CARL
HISTORICAL RESEARCH - FAMILY CONSULTANT TOBY TOOKE
PRODUCER TESS HOWIE