Scott & Debby Moore
Scott and Debby Moore are the owner/operators of Flying M Ranch. The couple married in 1991 and have two boys, Jacob and Cody. Scott has been a permanent fixture on the ranch since 1967. He enjoys everything about the ranch including the work, but what he loves most is the privilege of raising his family there. He graduated in 1989 from OSU with a BS in Animal Science. Scott, like his father, is a people person and gladly shares the ranch experience with others. When starting the ranch retreat business Scott realized it only seemed fitting to run a business with the same integrity, honesty and pride that his parents practiced.
Aside from ranch life Scott also works for the Postal Service as a rural route carrier and has done so since 1999. He loves to work and play on the ranch and spend quality time with his family. Combine the 2 and he is in heaven. He has other interests too like hunting, fishing, creating havoc in the shop & taking edgy motorcycle rides from time to time. He also loves the mountains and causing Debby to cringe and have white knuckles while he “shows her the sights” over mountain passes.
Debby never thought of herself as a country girl. Being born in Tulsa and raised in Pryor Creek Rural America did not prepare her for the journey of being a rancher’s wife. It is often hard work on the ranch but it is full of blessings too. She adores her men folk and spends any spare time she has with them. When ranch work is under control, she finds refuge working in her gardens or getting crafty. Scott & Debby stand on a firm Christian foundation. They take their job as parents, stewards over the land and serving the Lord seriously. Both are active members of Pleasant View Baptist Church and are teachers for the Junior High Sunday School. Along with raising boys, livestock and hay crops they both are peacefully happy and satisfied with where they are in life, love and parenthood.
Currently Jake attends RSU and is pursuing a B.S. in Communications. He plans to follow his passion in the Motivational Speaking field. The Flying M Ranch has been home to Jake all his life. Jake has always enjoyed the great outdoors. Ranch life has abundantly supplied him with many adventures. If chores could be listed as a favorite he’d tell you he loves working cattle. “Just something about the rush of gathering the herd and working them in the chute gets my blood pumping. “ His favorite past time here on the ranch is split three ways, riding dirt bikes, spending time with his horses and playing guitar. The ranch has provided Jake the perfect place to grow and become who he is today. Jake is an active member of Pleasant View Baptist Church. He spends time mentoring the youth and playing in the youth band whenever he is home on breaks. Jake spent his High School years very active in his FFA Chapter. Through FFA Jake judged horses, showed livestock and competed in county fairs, he had the privilege of singing in the State FFA Chorus, and received his State FFA Degree his Senior year. Jake spends summers home to pitch in with various ranch work and of course to help out with the all important hay harvest. “College life is full of action. I love meeting new folks and learning about them and where they’re from. Every day is new and exciting. But I do look forward to coming home on breaks. The ranch is where my heart is. When I’m home, and in the wide open spaces, I find balance.”
Cody is currently a student at Pryor High School, soon to graduate in 2014. Cody has also called the Flying M Ranch home his entire life. His outgoing personality and comical remarks brighten most people’s day. Cody plays tennis for Pryor and is actively involved in FFA and Student Council at his school. Cody enjoys taking part in speech contests and leadership activities that the FFA program has to offer including showing livestock on both county and state levels. Cody’s favorite past time most definitely would be fishing. There is no species of fish that is safe here at the ranch when Cody heads out with bait and pole in hand. Last year Cody raised a pond of prawn, aka fresh water shrimp, and did very well. He looks to expand his production for the 2014 season and triple his yield! Cody, like his older brother, also has a love of music. He learned to play the fiddle in the fourth grade and continues to play today. He has played in many contests, including the State Fiddle Championships at the State Fair, and loved every minute of being on stage. Cody is a natural born leader. He rarely misses an opportunity to serve wherever he can and has recently signed up to take the reins of a local fundraiser for St Jude Hospital. He is heavily active in Student Council and in his youth group at Pleasant View Baptist Church. At this time Cody plans on attending Oklahoma State University where he will receive his B.S. in Business with a minor in Marketing. “Go Pokes!” But, for now Cody is content doing what he loves, and that is working around the ranch, enjoying nature, hauling hay, fishing, hanging out with friends and soaking up every bit of his senior year and being what he is, a farm kid.