Cattle Track Talks

Join us in the CattleTrack Gallery for a stimulating hour with creative and innovative members of our community. Presenters/performers will share their expertise and engage in lively conversation with the audience.

Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 2022   7:00pm – 8:00pm
CattleTrack Talks will feature John Dannerbeck.

John Dannerbeck is the third generation to lead his family’s Maytag Dairy Farms blue cheese company. John spent decades working with his uncles Fritz and Ken Maytag, overseeing the company, and became Chairman & CEO in 2015.

John is also the third generation of his family to reside in Scottsdale, spending the formative years of his boyhood living and working on his parents’ 20,000-acre cattle ranch near Cottonwood. He graduated from George Washington University, where as an undergraduate, he worked at The White House as a speechwriting researcher. At the age of 23, he was one of the youngest ever to write speeches for a President.

A Scottsdale Family Saga:
Appliances, Cheese, and Craft Beer

Join us in the CattleTrack Gallery as John Dannerbeck discusses the history of his family’s commercial enterprises, including Maytag Dairy Farms, Anchor Brewing, and the appliance company founded by his great-grandfather F.L. Maytag. He will also discuss the family history in Scottsdale and their very long and unique relationship with Cattle Track. Along the way, we will sample Maytag blue cheese, sip Anchor Steam beer, and probably tell one or two tall tales that may include his great-uncle Bob Maytag’s founding of the Phoenix Zoo.

John Dannerbeck

CattleTrack Arts and Preservation supports local artists, craftsmen, and students in our commitment to preserving Scottsdale’s unique cultural heritage. We look forward to seeing the CattleTrack family for this 2022-23 season of CattleTrack Talks.


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Cattle Track Arts and Preservation is a 501C3 (non-profit).

Our mission statement:
To recognize and celebrate Scottsdale’s authentic cultural heritage by providing opportunities for artists, craftsmen and students, visual and performing, individually and collectively, to encourage and enhance their art forms and to further the preservation of Scottsdale’s genuine past as a unique arts community in a desert environment.

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