Sonnie was born and raised near Hanna, Wyoming were she helped her parents run a commercial cattle operation. During her time in Hanna she helped her family on the ranch and was very active in FFA and various sports. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science and became a Certified Athletic Trainer in 2008. Her ambitions then took her to the University of Wyoming were she earned her master’s degree in nutrition while working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the club sports program at the university. In 2011 she took a job as the head athletic trainer for three small high schools in Crook and Weston counties and relocated to Hulett, Wyoming. She continues to work as an athletic trainer and helps Ryan on the ranch whenever possible.
The rest is history. Ryan and Sonnie were married September 14, 2013. They now have 3 daughters Kaycie, Sutton and Royce. Together they run Neiman Cattle Company in Hulett, Wyoming.