mrs. jameson here was born in bailey to alexander and camryn erickson. the erickson family never moved out of bailey. growing up phoebe had a pretty happy family. her parents were very happy and phoebe grew up as probably one of the happiest kids in town. when she was still fairly little her parents tried to have another kid. baby didn't survive long though, he or she died before they were even born and it hit everyone in phoebe's family really hard. because of that the only sibling like person she had growing up was her cousin who was also her best friend. then their was her next-door neighbor who was also like a brother to her. so while phoebe has never had any biological siblings she does have a couple of chosen siblings. pheebs was never the popular type, she was the tutor girl of bailey high in her high school days. actually that is how she met her husband. he was part of the popular crowd and was a star on one of the sports teams. he was failing badly and was forced to get at tutor. phoebe ended up being the one tutoring him. it was a whirlwind romance. they started dating a little bit after they met. they were sixteen at the time and phoebe believe he was the love of her life. they got married that summer and were happy for awhile. by the end o junior year though things weren't so great with the jameson's. mr. jameson found out he could go pro really early and that he was leaving down. phoebe told him she would never leave bailey and he left. two weeks later not only had he sent her divorice papers but phoebe also found out she was pregnant. she still had one more year of high school left and boy did rumors spread once senior year started and everyone found out phoebe was pregnant. to this day she believes that if it weren't for her family and her two best friends she never would have had the courage to stick it though senior year. on her graduation, phoebe went into labour and her son tristan michael erickson was born almost twenty-four hours after that. when tristan was four his dad came back to bailey, although at that time he had no idea he was a father and he and phoebe had been officially divoriced for about four years. when he came back though he found out about tristan and after some time together and apart the couple was back together and planning their second wedding. valentine's day four years ago they got remarried. they were really happy and even happier when phoebe found out she was pregnant again. however just like with her mom, it wasn't to be. phoebe misscarried and the doctor was never sure exactly what caused it. after that pheebs had a really dark time, she was depressed and barley left the bedroom, never mind the house. her amazing husband stuck by her and was there if she decided she wanted to talk because for awhile she wasn't even talking to anyone. eventually phoebe started going to a therapist in helena and it helped. she is also taking anti-depressants and hasn't stopped. phoebe has recently found out she's pregnant again and it's freaking her out, mostly because she fears miscarrying again.
cole alexander james
34 - residents - english teacher/hockey coach - husband - father
cole grew up in hartford, ct and was given everything materially possible. like all kids who grew up the way he did, all he ever wanted was his parents attention. you see he comes from a very wealthy family and one that happens to be very influential in hartford society. most people would never guess that cole was born and raised in a life of privilege and wealth. mostly because he doesn't look it and he's never acted like it. cole went along with everything his parents wanted for him until he was eighteen and decided he wanted to be a teacher. when he told his parents what he wanted they cut him off and disowned him. after that cole left everything and everyone he knew to attend university at msu in bozeman when he'd applied secretly. cole worked his way through school and took out loans to pay for his tuition and books. once cole was done his schooling he applied to every school he could in the province. he was hired at bailey high right away and started that september. for awhile he worked two jobs after that to pay off his school loans. now he is happily married and has kids with his wife. however things are starting to get a little harder in the james household because of some news his wife just got. so cole needs some close friends he can confide in and some enemies to make things even more interesting and then of course there is his wife who he needs as well.
elena janae marks
23 - drop outs - waitress - friend - sister
this lovely young woman was born and raised in bailey and both sides of her family have been here for a long long time. she was born a twin but her grandparents would only let her parents keep one so her older sister by minutes was adopted and lena grew up thinking she was an only child. once her parents were married they wanted to have more kids and when lena was about two her mom got pregnant again but a car accident caused her to loose the baby. her parents didn't try again after that because her mom was dealing with the loss and her dad ended up being killed in a car accident when lena was about fourteen. after that it was just her and her mom, who worked multiple jobs so they wouldn't get kicked out of their house and so they could pay bills because all the insurance money they got went into a savings account so that lena could one day attend university and have chances her mom never got. but five months ago lena gave that all up when her mom was told she had ovarian cancer and didn't have long to live. lena decided that she would be better off taking care of her mom and helping to pay the medical bills for the moment. one day she plans to go back to school but only if she can. two years ago her mom died and since then lena has worked her butt off to keep the house she grew up in and save up money since all the money that was meant for her to use for school went to paying for her mom's medical expenses. for now she just needs plots in the friends, enemies and lovers way.
ryder christopher lovell
34 - returnees - police detective - friend
ryder was born in bailey. he lived here until he was about seventeen and done high school. his childhood was basically hell. his dad was abusive and beat his mom to death then he moved onto to abusing ryder when his wife was dead. although admititdly ryder did do things purposely to get his dad mad as a teenager, he was sick of the crap that happened when he got abused and all the secrets. eventually his dad did get found out and was put in jail for killing his wife and hurting his son. ryder lived with his aunt and uncle after that. then he finished high school and he got the hell out of dodge. ryder went to the police academy and became a cop. he worked his butt off at different police detachments, including one in great falls. he recently came back to bailey because he actually missed the town and because he figured the memories of his hellish childhood couldn't haunt him anymore.
madison grew up here in bailey and the ranch she owns has been in her family for generations. the ranch was passed onto the three hayes sisters and their brother when their mom died nine years ago as it was passed to her when their grandpa died. none of the hayes siblings ever met their grandpa. for the last nine years madi hasn't been able to really get over her mom's death because she believes it was her fault because she made her mom go out and save a horse; that horse is now her horse and has been ever since the accident. madi loves spending time with enchanted stardust aka star whenever she can, whether it's while grooming or riding. madi's mom was the one that made healing hands ranch what it is today and madison will do anything and everything to make sure the ranch keeps going and that it stays in their family for a long long time. like her mom madison believes that all horses are worth time and effort and the right treatment and since that's what the ranch was founded on madi is determined to keep that belief going. you won’t see madison in dresses and skirts most of the time. she's not a very girly girl and prefers jeans, a tshirt and cowboy boots to dresses and skirts and dress shoes; she doesn't wear a whole lot of makeup either. madi used to show jump but quit when her mom died because she just wasn't into it anymore. in the last few years or so madison has gotten into something called liberty when working with horses, mostly with her horse though. madi dedicated herself to helping every horse that comes to healing hands and she’ll do anything to help any horses that are being mistreated.