PM Barn Assistant
Year Started at GMTRC : 2017
Other Therapeutic riding experience: 17 years (and continuing) as a volunteer at CATRA, in Dauphin County. Adult Volunteer-of-the Year, 2006.
Other employment information: I’ve retired(!) from: architectural design, homeschool Mom; and para-educator.
Where did you grow up (city/state): Mendham NJ, Bethesda MD, and rural Hunterdon County NJ
Education: BS. in Architecture, Penn State University
Name of horse(s) you currently own or favorite Greystone Horse: Nando, for his personality (work ethic and sense of humor)
Explain in detail what you like best about working at Greystone: That everyone is deeply committed to making it a program of the highest quality
A few interesting facts about yourself: My family considered me “horse-crazy” by the age of five, but I didn’t start riding ‘til age twelve. Several years later, my parents bought a “part-time” farm. I owned a Tennessee Walker and a Morgan/Canadian chunk, and had the privilege of helping raise their hay and grain! I switched to saddle-seat, and did LOTS of trail-riding. Ever since, I’ve loved riding the natural-gaited breeds: Tennessee Walkers, Paso Finos, Icelandic horses, a Rocky Mountain Horse…
I met my husband Doug at Penn State, and we stayed in State College for 25 years. When our family moved to Palmyra, PA, our middle child, James, who has high-functioning autism, went with a job trainer to work at CATRA, and l got heartily involved with that program. Over the years, our daughter Sylvie volunteered, and James both volunteered and rode.
Now,Doug and I have moved to Lititz, and we joyfully seek God’s input on this next stage of life.
Family: Our older son and daughter-in-law near Pittsburgh; our middle son lives in Hershey, and our daughter and son-in-law live in suburban DC (with first grand-baby, Calvin!).