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Red Granite Ranch, Ltd.

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Meet Our Team

Sharon Milligan


Sharon is the owner of Red Granite Ranch. Sharon has an expertise in alpaca health and anything medical related. Sharon is currently one of the Directors of the Alpaca Owners Association (AOA) for 2023-2024. She joined the board in 2020 as a Director, moved up to Secretary for 2021-2022, and since 2022 has been a Director on the AOA Board, helping guide the industry forward. Sharon is widely known in this industry and can help answer your questions. Sharon and her husband have a wealth of knowledge to share with you.

Marc Milligan


Marc is the owner of Red Granite Ranch, Ltd. A former USA Ski Team member & owner of Background Information Services, LLC (BISI), Marc knows what it takes to become the best and run a successful business! Marc controls the breeding choices alongside his wife, Sharon, and can help with any money related questions. Marc is currently the Treasurer of the National Alpaca Foundation, which is dedicated to creating opportunities for growth, knowledge, and sustainable practices within the alpaca industry. We are committed to building a vibrant and prosperous future for alpacas and the people who care for them. Marc can be reached at: [email protected]

Cadence Rarden

Media Manager, Graphics Desinger, Photographer & Owner

Cadence is Marc & Sharon's granddaughter. She was born and raised around the alpacas! Cadence controls anything that is media related and keeps the website up to date with fresh information for clients. Besides that, Cadence is also the Milligan's photographer & designer. She owns her own private herd called Ironhide Alpacas, and her own graphic business called Ironhide Graphics. Cadence will be starting her venture into Vet School in the Fall, where she hopes to specialize in large animals & camelids. No matter what you needs are, Cadence is here to help and can answer any of your questions at: [email protected]

Jessica Rarden

Graphic Designer & Owner

Jessie as she is known as, is the Milligans youngest daughter. Jessie used to be the Milligans full-time graphic designer and then she brought 5 beautiful children into the world, so being an other has slightly stoped her appearance at shows and working the graphics. She went to school for Graphic Design and Photography. Her eldest daughter, Cadence, has taken on that role with the help of her mom. Jessie is very knowledgeable about the alpacas and helps her daughter run Ironhide Alpacas.

Marie Carrico

Assistant Barn Manager

Marie is our Assistant Barn Manager. Marie can be seen at shows with the Milligans, showing and helping out. She is a kind hearted soul and loves what she does. Marie can answer your questions about the alpacas and Red Granite Ranch! Marie and her husband (Gary Carrico) own Low Down Ranch, and own alpacas!

Gary Carrico

Head Barn Manager

Gary is our head barn manager. Gary will be the first person you will see at Red Granite Ranch if the Milligans are attending an out-of-state show. He is one who you can count on to make you laugh. Gary can answer questions you may have about alpacas and about the Red Granite Ranch lifestyle! Gary and his wife (Marie Carrico) own Low Down Ranch, and own alpacas!

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