President of the Board & CEO
I’ve been a social worker in the field for 10+ years with experience in mental health, early intervention programs & geriatrics. I have a Bachelors in Psychology. My passion for horses goes back to when I was a child & stayed with me into adulthood where I acted on the passion & began volunteering, learning, teaching, managing & experiencing the truly powerful effect of nature, especially horses with humans.
In 2015 this endeavor took shape from lessons to a therapeutic approach incorporating a partnership with an occupational therapist & training through PATH Int. From there the mission has been to partner with the community to assist people of all ages & abilities to experience horses.
Vice President & Secretary of the Board
I am retired from 35 years in the grocery retail industry where I managed a successful team through leadership and customer service. I am a lifelong horsewoman whose passion for horses has included owning, showing, and learning about horses through many different ventures.
In 2018, while recovering from Breast Cancer, I began to look for a way to give back to the community. Barn Yard Equine has given me a chance to serve my community while continuing to learn about the magnificent connection between humans and horses.
I am retired from a lifetime of being a 911/Dispatcher & Dispatch Supervisor. I worked at agencies in Montana, Arizona & the Oregon Coast.
I retired from Law Enforcement and moved to Mesa, AZ, with my husband to care for his aging parents.
I have enjoyed volunteering in leadership positions for Gilbert Fine Arts & The Miss Gilbert Pageant.
My lifelong experience and love of horses lead me to Barn Yard Equine and the opportunity to put all of my skills to the best use.
I have an extensive financial background with over 23 years of experience and would like to use my skills to assist your organization.
I am an Accountant by profession and possess a broad range of financial skills including budgeting, inventory control, audit and financial reporting. I also have a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University.