Job title: Competitions Department Manager
What is your main task in the office?
To manage all facets of the Competitions Department
Members may call you concerning:
Anything from awards, to show management to the various USDF championship programs, to any general competition related questions.
How long have you been with USDF?
I started in May 2002, approaching 17 years.
How did you get started?
I worked in the Thoroughbred industry before I came to USDF, but had dressage knowledge and experience. My life was changing at that point, and I wanted to take an office job.
What is the favorite part of your job?
Interacting with fellow dressage enthusiasts around the country. I also very much enjoy traveling for USDF, as I then get the opportunity to meet people face to face.
What is your favorite part of USDF?
Being immersed in the dressage industry.
Share a little about yourself.
I am from Canada and came to Kentucky after University to work in the Thoroughbred industry. I have an OTTB that I compete in dressage at Third Level. I am happily married and have two cats.
Additional thoughts: If you’re trying to qualify for a specific award or championship program please do your homework ahead of time and make sure you know all the qualifying criteria.