Senior Administration Coordinator
What is your main task in the office?
I facilitate all aspects of gift giving to USDF. I assist the Administration Manager and Executive Director with various tasks related to the Operations and Administrative Departments.
Members may call you concerning:
Mostly, I receive calls regarding gift giving options to USDF, especially for Circle of Friends and Finals Patrons.
How long have you been with USDF?
I started at USDF in July of 2018.
How did you get started?
I wanted a job that would give me an opportunity to grow and learn.
What is the favorite part of your job?
My job requires attention to detail and organization, which I happen to enjoy. I also love working in the Kentucky Horse Park.
What is your favorite part of USDF?
I admire that USDF is always making the sport of dressage fun, interactive, and fresh. There are so many opportunities to grow and learn for everyone in the dressage sport, as well as many goals to accomplish. From competing to judging, USDF provides all the resources one needs to succeed in the sport of dressage.
Share a little about yourself.
I was born and raised in the central valley of California. My mother’s love of animals, especially horses, stirred my interest as a young child. I quickly grew a passion for horses and their ability to not only learn but to teach. I was hooked. I began helping my mother at a ranch in my early teens, where in exchange for my mother and I cleaning stalls, I began riding lessons while my mother became a CHA Certified Riding Instructor.
My parents purchased my first horse when I was a freshman in high school, after I had worked hard to finish all my CHA level lessons. He is a big, handsome leopard Appaloosa cross gelding, named Aragorn. In typical Appaloosa fashion, he is a giant ham and loves attention and has more personality than some people! Also, he is a ‘dressage drop out’ as he didn’t quite fit the bill as a dressage horse, which I find ironic for many reasons. Aragorn and I connected immediately upon our first meeting and have been bonded ever since.
Over the years, we have enjoyed Western riding, some English riding and jumping, and trail riding. However, I enjoy our casual bareback rides the most. Aragorn still lives in California with my parents, and I will be forever grateful for all the care and love that my parents continue to provide for him.
I am looking forward to my parents moving out to Kentucky in the next couple of years, and hoping Aragorn will be able to enjoy the Bluegrass. In the meantime, I enjoy time with my two dogs and cat, hanging out at the barn, and visiting my family. I’m slowly getting back into riding and looking to get involved in working cow horse and liberty disciplines. I look forward to what the future holds!
I am a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) for the state of Kentucky.
I graduated from Morehead State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology. I have two associate degrees, Animal Science and Agricultural Business.