About Flying S
Hey ya’ll, Shiann here!
Flying S started when I was working on my master’s degree in New Mexico. Graduate student stipends don’t pay all that well and as an undergrad at Oklahoma State I was able to go home and work the ranch most weekends. Being 12 hours from home in New Mexico prevented weekend trips so I started making things for my friends. I have always been crafty and loved to make things, now I just had much more time on my hands, so, my friends convinced me to start Flying S Creations!
The name Flying S, while obviously my brand, came after I got bucked off twice while we were working cattle. My dad said it was the summer of the “Flying S” and it just stuck.
I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to grow up with parents who are both very handy and who taught me everything they knew. My mom ran a screen-printing business for numerous years, and my dad spent the majority of his life as a full time rancher. I remember helping my mom in the shop “pop” caps to screen print, and later her letting me haul my jewelry with her to shows (that my dad would occasionally help me string after I designed) in addition to her letting me graduate to making most of her shirt designs.
Now, in addition to my full time job as a county Ag Educator, I am running Flying S and co-operating Lane and I’s small ranch. This would not be possible without my incredibly encouraging family, awesome friends, patient fiance, my pupper Koda (who always keeps me entertained), and of course my guardian angel, Aunt JoAnn.