Every month I would like to highlight one or more of our members.
Where were you born and raised; Oslo, Norway
Educational background; B.S. in marketing
Brief employment history: working at a couple barns
Earliest horse memory: when I was 6, I was riding this pony, Columbus, on a trail ride. My dad was with me and decided to turn around to pick an apple. Just then Columbus decided he was going to show off for this mare in the pasture, so he took off running as fast as he could, and bucking until I came off. I was not impressed.
Hobbies other than riding: snowboarding, camping, arts and crafts with my kid.
Heroes and inspirations; my dad.
Anything folks would be surprised to learn about you: probably a lot:)
Where do you hope to be in 10 years; somewhere dry, and making more money so I can actually enjoy having the horse I work so hard to be able to keep
Where were you born and raised;
Vashon Island, WA.
I got my Bachelor’s degree from UW in Art. I have done Artist’s Residencies in Rome and Iceland and had numerous group and solo art shows in Seattle.
Brief employment history:
Horses were my family business (my Mom has had a successful riding school for kids since 1985) – therefore I knew how much hard work was involved and never pictured myself as a horse industry professional. But when I tried to step away from it, my life felt incomplete. The draw was undeniable! I am glad for the years I spent away from horses because it gives me added perspective.
Earliest horse memory:
Before I took up much interest in riding my first pony, I spent a lot of time painting his hooves with watercolors.
Hobbies other than riding:
Art, Illustration and Graphic Design.
Heroes and inspirations;
I used to be a working student for Jessica Wisdom. She is a self-made trainer and she taught me so much. I will always admire her. I’m also always entertained and inspired by my current Coach, Tami Masters aka the Tacoma Tiger!
Anything folks would be surprised to learn about you:
I was a Working Student in Germany for Helen Langehanenberg, a dressage rider who won Silver at the London Olympics aboard Damon Hill.
Where do you hope to be in 10 years;
Vashon Island has a big horse culture but not much in the way of Eventing. I’d like to help foster and cultivate that community here, locally.
-Where were you born and raised:
Santa Rosa, California
Oregon State University, BA in Political Science and BS in Business Administration
-Brief employment history:
Recent graduate from OSU currently exploring my options.
-Earliest horse memory:
Riding the ponies at the county fair
-Hobbies other than riding:
Playing volleyball and working with the OSU Event Team
-Heroes and inspirations:
My mom and Lucinda Green
-Anything folks would be surprised to learn about you:
I only began competing/training for eventing when I came to college in 2013 and successfully completed my first event 2 years ago on my horse Cappy (Captivating Affair).
-Where do you hope to be in 10 years: I hope to be in the Pacific Northwest pursuing a successful career in management. My goals include being able to support my equestrian hobby and compete through the FEI levels in both Dressage and Eventing.