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Board and Staff

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Our Volunteer Board Members

President: Vicki Russell

Vice-President: Dan Henning

Treasurer: Elizabeth Bachhuber

Secretary: Ardie Griffin

Directors: Eloise Eager, Angela Wallace, and Dave Anderson

Our Staff Members

Executive Director:  Jolie Hope

Program Manager: Emily Gonzalez, PATH, Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, Licensed (COTA/L)

Finance Manager:  Melissa Lawrence

Facility Manager: Brian Brown

PATH, Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors:  Emily Gonzalez, Ashley Haggard, Katy Hopkins, Jessica Teslaa, Marsue Obremski

Certified Occupational Therapy Staff: Elizabeth Hesse, OTR/L**, Occupational Therapy Assistant:** Emily Gonzalez, COTA/L

Horse and Barn Care: Erin Helvey, Katy Hopkins, Marsue Obremski, Emma Stevenson, and Tracy Pulfer

Volunteer Coordinator and Riding in the Moment™ Program Manager: Ashley Haggard

Our Mission

Three Gaits exists to provide equine-assisted activities and therapy to enhance the lives of people with physical, emotional, or intellectual challenges.


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We partner with families, community centers, social services, residential facilities, and senior centers to provide learning experiences to people of all ages who have physical, emotional, cognitive, or social disabilities with the help of our equine partners. Learn more about our programs.


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Three Gaits relies on the generous support of donors and partners to keep our farm open and our programs running.  Through monetary support, horse donations, sponsorships, and gifts, you can help our riders meet their goals. Learn more about how you can help!


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Discover fulfilling and fun roles at Three Gaits to support our riders, care for our horses, and maintain our facilities.  All while being a part of a supportive and passionate community! Learn more about how you can make a difference!