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Our Board

Brian
Elsey

President

Heather
Gordon

Treasurer

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Year joined the Horses Help team: 2010

 

Alma Mater: Ohio State University

What led you to Horses Help: An a-ha moment from Mutual of Omaha left me wanting to give back to the community.

 

Fun Fact: When I first started volunteering at Horses Help, I was afraid of horses.

Business/Profession: L.C. Financial Services - Financial Planner

Biography

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Year joined the Horses Help team: 2013

Alma Mater: University of San Diego, Chico State, Xavier College Prep

What led you to Horses Help: My sister volunteered at Horses Help in high school. I wanted to give back to my community when I moved back home.

 

Fun Fact: I enjoy snowboarding, boating, hiking and scuba diving as well as spending time with my my husband, 2 children and  black lab.

Business/Profession: CPA

Biography

Secretary

Katie
Warner

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Year joined the Horses Help team: In 2015, I joined the Vision Committee. Officially joined the board in 2017.

Alma Mater: Northern Arizona University; Phoenix School of Law.

What led you to Horses Help: I was 

sharing office space with Brian, the president. He took my law firm and I to the 2012 Barn Bash. 

Fun Fact: Played soccer in high school for the United States Junior National Team in Australia.

Biography

Director

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Year joined the Horses Help team: 2023

Alma Mater: Arizona State, University of Phoenix & Grand Canyon University

What led you to Horses Help: I joined Horses Help over a decade ago with the Phoenix JC Comancheros. In 2022, I served as Chairman and delivered mail by horseback from Phoenix to Prescott as part of the Pony Express.

Fun Fact: I'm part of a rodeo & ranching family.

Business/Profession: Retired Chief Program Development Division, US Bureau of Reclamation

Biography

Director

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Year joined the Horses Help team: 2010

 

Alma Mater: ASU, Rockhurst College

What led you to Horses Help: I had an employee who sustained a TBI from a car accident. Her results from incorporating equine movement into therapy was amazing and inspiring!

 

Fun Fact: My wife and I love water! Boating, house boats, diving - as often as possible.

Business/Profession: Founding Partner of Sigma Contracting

Biography

Kevin
Black

Dan
Hinkson

Toni
Manley

Director

Tammara
Edgin

Director

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Year joined the Horses Help team: 2018

Alma Mater: Central College, Pella IA

What led you to Horses Help: A lifelong love of horses and an incredible desire to make our world a better place.

Fun Fact: Way back when, Buck (my quarter horse) and I qualified in barrel racing at the National Little Britches Rodeo Finals.

Business/Profession: Business consultant and SAP product manager at EY

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Year joined the Horses Help team: 2022

Alma Mater: NAU

What led you to Horses Help: Horses Help's mission deeply resonates with me. After years on the sidelines, I've wholeheartedly joined the organization.

Fun Fact: I held titles as Phoenix Rodeo Queen, Flagstaff Rodeo Queen, and Miss Turquoise Circuit. I'm also a mother to four, a grandmother to six, and a great-grandmother to one.

Business/Profession: Technology

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George
Kiley

Director

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Year joined the Horses Help team: 2016

Alma Mater: Ithaca College, Springfield College, University of Maine

What led you to Horses Help: Two of my grandchildren participated in Horses Help programs and I wanted to give back to that community.

Fun Fact: I'm a Cowboy Mounted Shooter

Business/Profession: Consultant for Ethics & Leadership Training, Retired Superintendent 

Biography

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