Evelyn was born in Germany, raised in New Orleans and studied Psychology at LSU. She worked at Hibernia National Bank in New Orleans in Mergers & Acquisitions until 1993 when she and her husband, Mike, relocated to Dallas. In Dallas, she worked with Computer Sciences Corporation as a Project Estimation Specialist until 2005 when she decided to devote her time to working with charities. In 2008, Evelyn and Mike finally built their dream home in Pagosa Springs and are still splitting their time between Pagosa Springs and the Dallas area. Evelyn has always had a passion for animals, large and small alike. She has been an avid horse-lover since she got her first horse, an Appaloosa, at age 11. She joined the LASSO team in 2010.