Hi! I'm Katelyn Goff, most people call me Katie. My parents started Alpaca Barber in 1997. Being home-schooled meant that growing up I was able to travel with my family every spring as we went from farm to farm shearing alpacas and llamas, and the occasional sheep or goat. I learned young how to handle the animals, grade the fibers, trim top-knots and toenails, and care for the equipment. In the spring of 2006 I began shearing in earnest with my dad, Dave, and have been going strong ever since! When a minor injury knocked dad out for the latter part of the 2011 season, he decided to retire a little early from shearing. My fiance and I finished out the season, got married over the summer, and officially took ownership of Alpaca Barber on December 22, 2011. One of my favorite things about shearing alpacas and llamas is meeting new people and catching up with old friends. My least favorite thing is probably the stress of scheduling, or spit. I really hate spit!