Audrey Curtin

About Me

Hello, my name is Audrey Curtin and I am a senior at Taylorville High School. I was born and raised in Blue Mound on an Angus cattle operation, which has ultimately led me to be a passionate, hard-working, conscientious, creative, and motivated individual. I’m not one to turn down an opportunity that is presented to me very often, as I love to be involved and keep myself busy. I am the Vice President of Communications at the Taylorville FFA Chapter, Vice President of the Illinois Junior Beef Board, Secretary of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club, a Director on the Illinois Junior Angus Board, an Illinois Angus Ebonette on the Illinois Angus Royalty Team, and I am a member of NHS, the Christian County Youth Leadership Team as well as the Taylorville FFA Livestock Judging Team. In the next year I will attend a junior college to judge livestock competitively, and then transfer to a 4-year university to continue my education, studying Agriculture Business and Communications. I am grateful to be a part of the CEO program and all of the opportunities it has to offer as it aids me in kick starting my future career plans, aiming towards success.

About My Business

Owning a Western jewelry business has been a dream of mine for a while, and the CEO class pushed me to launch Mound Jewelry Co. There’s a learning curve that comes with silversmithing, but I am improving daily. I make silver and turquoise jewelry, string Navajo pearls, spiny oyster, and turquoise beads by hand. I market my business on Instagram ( and Facebook (Mound Jewelry Co) to target multiple age groups. Being heavily involved in the Angus cattle industry, I attend many shows yearly. With the help of my grandpa, I renovated a toolbox into a display to showcase my jewelry when traveling to cattle shows. I have a passion for agriculture and business, so MJC is the perfect combination. I plan to continue my business throughout college as I study Ag Business and Marketing.