Team


Kathy Rolin, Owner.

While studying nutrition at Montana State University, Kathy was inspired to pursue entomophagy. She came up with the idea of the Chocolate Chirp Cookie to show people, by taste, how delicious crickets can be and a product was born. From Kathy's passion of food, she runs the kitchen side of the business.

When not cooking up another crazy idea, Kathy enjoys spending time with her family and playing video games.

James Rolin
James Rolin, Co-founder.
With 15 years of marketing experience, James is instrumental to getting the word out about the farm to the world. Being an incredible public speaker, James has guest lectured for several classes at Montana State University and has won the John Ruffatto live pitch business competition at the University of Montana. James is also an exceptional writer as shown by securing multiple grants for the farm.
When he's not getting his hands dirty with crickets, James enjoys spending time with his wife (Kathy) and 3 kids. Together they enjoy the Montanan outdoors.
Emma Kashian
Emma is currently a student at Montana State University, along with doing research for Cowboy Cricket Farms. Emma is not only the lead researcher for the farm, but she is a 12M (firefighter) for the Montana Army National Guard. Emma has a dog named Minnie which she named after the city of Minneapolis. When she is able, she enjoys running and hiking with Kathy.
Florence Dunkel Dr. Dunkel created the first “Bug Buffet” which was hosted in 1988 and is continuing on to its 30th-year anniversary. Dr. Dunkel has her doctorate in Entomology and a minor in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Dunkel is the proud recipient of the 1992 Charles Lindbergh Research Award for her exceptional work in combing “Traditional Wisdom and Modern Technology”.
Ed Dratz Dr. Dratz is a current professor at Montana State University(MSU) teaching young minds about Chemistry and Bio-Chemistry with his Ph.D. in Chemistry, that he earned at Berkley California. Dr. Dratz operates a lab at MSU where they are researching possible preventive measures involving nutritional factors relating to type 2 diabetes. For the farm Dr. Dratz inspects the bio chemical make up for the final product.
Trevor Huffmaster Trevor grew-up in Billings Montana, and currently works for the Blackstone Launch Pad at Montana State University where he advises Cowboy Cricket on how to grow. Trevor has received a plethora of degrees and certificates from a variety of Universities. Trevor is the director of 406 Labs, a business that helps entrepreneurs grow their ideas.
Dakota Matson Dakota is a local Montana resident living there for the majority of his life, currently he is an undergraduate student studying Sociology at Montana State University. Dakota Serves along with James in the Montana Army National Guard as a 25U (Signal Support Systems Specialist). While not putting in hours for Cowboy Cricket Farms Dakota is an avid hunter, fisher and enjoys shooting in his free time.