Tim Fitzgerald’s roots run deep in the Angus industry. He was raised in western Nebraska in an Angus family on a nationally prominent Angus ranch. He came up through the ranks of the renowned National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) program, and holds a B.S. degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University where he was a member of the 1989 National Champion intercollegiate livestock judging team. He has since judged numerous beef cattle shows of most every breed at all levels of competition. Recently he has judged several National shows including North American, American Royal, and the National Western, as well as many state shows.

Tim designed Cherry Knoll Farm’s breeding program around the goals of today's Angus youth. He has helped junior Angus breeders achieve big dreams in the show ring, and as they begin cultivating their own stock. His philosophy is "advancing the potential of great kids. When juniors grow in knowledge, skills, and confidence we win, and so does the industry.

Cherry Knoll Farm is more than the average cattle breeding operation—it takes genetics to the next level with Tim at the helm of all operations. In 2007, Cherry Knoll Farm clinched the Grand Champion Heifer and Grand Champion Bull during the National Western Stock Show, in Denver, CO, an impossible feat. Many of the nation’s most successful heifers and bulls are offspring from the Cherry Knoll stock, including some of the greatest made females to ever enter a show ring, such as Cherry Knoll LSC Rosebud, Cherry Knoll Elsa and Freys Arkpride of Cheryknoll.