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Holly Mendenhall

Holly Mendenhall

Age: 38 (Feb. 16, 1967)

Family: She and her husband, Bronco, have been married for eight years. Children: sons Cutter (5), Breaker (3), Raeder (2).

What's in a name? While Cutter, Breaker and Raeder aren't your average names, Holly says if it had been totally up to Bronco, their names would have been even more unusual. "Those names are tame compared to what Bronco wanted," Holly says with a laugh. " 'Thrasher' was one name that he really liked. He was way out there. I told him, 'This is a kid who has to go through society.' "

The boys' names and Holly's explanation for why they were named that way:

Cutter Bronc — "It's after cutting horses. It was the name we picked whether it was a boy or a girl."

Breaker Blu — "It comes from the break in the waves, and Bronco loves surfing. Breaker is also the name of a famous horse trainer."

Raeder Steel — "We named him Raeder after my father, Rae. We both liked Steel for the middle name. People hear the names Bronco and Raeder and think we're (Denver) Bronco and (Oakland) Raider fans."

Hobbies/interests: Holly enjoys working out, reading and traveling. "There are so many places I want to go. I like to do anything outside, like camping and whitewater rafting. Someday, I want to build a cabin in Montana and be surrounded by bears and trees." She wrote, and self-published, a book about budgeting titled "Find The Money."

Favorite movies: "I love comedies. I like to be entertained. I'm not into 'Star Wars.' I like romantic comedies, chick flicks."

Favorite music: She's a big fan of country. "I watch country music videos when I go to the gym to work out." Her favorite artists include Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire and George Strait.