Education

1990-1994 Doctoral program in literature. University of Houston. 18 hours remaining.

1984 Master of Education. University of Houston. Major: curriculum and instruction. Texas certification to teach secondary English. Reading, special education pending.

1981 Bachelor of Arts. University of Michigan. Major: English. Honors English program.

Employment

2007- present. Executive Director Medicine Horse Program. Boulder, Colorado 720-406-7630.
Managing a 501c3 non-profit mental health facility with a $365,000 per year budget. Supervising the therapy for over 600 individual, at risk clients per year. Overseeing and hiring of 4 staff, 7 contractors, 175 volunteers. Stable management for 40 horses. Working with a board of directors, managing a 5000 person donor base. Fundraising and public outreach including a weekly blog. Public speaking engagements throughout the state. Working with City, County, State officials for grants and programs. Devising assessment systems for clients, and overseeing overall program evaluation. Leading programs and teaching lessons.

2005-2007. Dressage trainer. Table Mountain Ranch, Golden, Colorado. 303-279-4546.
Running my own small business, managing staff of up to 3 assistants and 2 working students, writing educational materials and curriculum, including student handbook and multimedia CD Roms. Creating and maintaining two websites. Teaching duties from beginner to advanced riders, children and adults. Interim management position as Vice President of Table Mt. Ranch included promotions, clinic organization, licensing summer camp and supervising staff of 100 stall barn.

1998-2004. Independent dressage, hunter/jumper, and 3-Day eventing trainer for numerous clients in the Boulder and Longmont areas. United States Equestrian Federation horse show manager. Clinician and clinic organizer. Taught “The Art of Horsemanship” at Naropa University. View

1994-1997. Briarwood School for children with learning disabilities, Houston, Texas. 281-493-2494.

Title: Eleventh and twelfth grade Language Arts teacher. Eleventh grade team leader, discipline committee member, and experiential learning team. Published school wide literary arts magazine, web pages, grants and articles.

1993 (fall) University of Houston. 713-743-3004. Title: teaching assistant in English. Taught Western World Literature in an experiential, multi-media classroom. Large lectures conducted on video and papers written and graded on computer.

1993 (spring and summer) University of Houston. Title: Assistant to coordinator of lower division studies. Office duties: handling complaints, researching grade queries, using Excel spreadsheet for semester schedules, using Vax line for registration, filing grades, providing customer service.

1992 University of Houston. Title: Resource person for rhetorical analysis. Assisted new teaching assistants in planning, instruction and grading. Prepared course guidelines. Observed and guided new teachers. Taught one section of rhetorical analysis.

1990-1992. University of Houston. Title: teaching assistant in English for composition and rhetorical analysis.

1988-1990. Tex-Over Farms. Conroe, Texas. 936-273-2416. Title: Farm Manager. Live in management of 40 horse Hanoverian barn. Care and feeding of 40 show horses, breeding, training, showing and teaching. Horse show management.

1985-1988. Great Southwest Equestrian Center. Katy, Texas. 281-578-7669. Title: Staff instructor. Full time instruction, up to 100 lessons per week. Coached show team, and ran schooling shows.

1978-1984 (summers). 231-525-8211. Wolverine Camps, Wolverine Michigan. Title: Director of Horseback Riding School. Live in management of 20 horses and up to 20 students per week. Care, feeding and training of horses. Designed curriculum, taught camp, and managed junior counselor and counselor in training programs.

Publications and Awards

2012 Equine Wellness Magazine View
2012 Certified Life Coach
2010 Equine Growth and Learning Association keynote speaker at National Conference
2009 Leadership Boulder County Graduate—Boulder Chamber of Commerce
2009 Equine Growth and Learning Association certification
2009 Medicine Horse Program weekly blog View
2007 Chronicle of the Horse magazine View
2007 Rocky Mt. Dressage Society “Centaur” magazine View 6-07     5-07     3-07     7-06
2000 United States Dressage Federation “Connections” national magazine View
1996 “The English Journal” national magazine for English teachers View
1988 “The Equestrian Journal” View
1984-1985 Notable Women of Texas award
1982 Hopwood Award for writing, University of Michigan

Public Service

2008-present Ratna Peace Initiative Board of Directors
2008-2011 Boulder Kiwanis Board of Directors
2006 Foothills Dressage Society, President
2006-2007 Medicine Horse Advisory Board
2004 Hoofers Drill Riding Team leader at Holistic Horse Fair for Colorado Horse Rescue
2003 Presenter at Holistic Horse Fair for Colorado Horse Rescue
1996-1997 Houston Dressage Society, Board of Directors
1994 Spina Bifida Charity Horse Show, Public Relations Director
1993 Graduate English Society, Public Relations Director
1977-1982 4-H Horse and Pony Club leader

References available on request.