Every month I would like to highlight one or more of our members.
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.