I have a long and diverse set of work experiences: teacher (K-12), district office administrator; Hewlett-Packard - engineering and marketing management; Apple - marketing management in the education market; executive positions in three startups including CEO; and a member of several boards for both for-profit and non-profit entities. Currently I run a consulting business that focuses on education funding and policy.
I have also enjoyed a long and wonderful career in the horse industry. Starting as a junior in Sacramento I enjoyed success in equitation showing in California. But raising six children definitely cut any time for horses for many years. Once they were "launched" I returned as an adult amateur in the hunter world showing in California and Nevada as well as on the East Coast where we lived for some time. As my husband and I wound down our careers, we went from high tech to low tech as we acquired a foreclosed riding facility in Woodlake, CA near Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. We have loved restoring it and watching our beloved horses have new careers with a bevy of young riders working with trainers at our facility - Sequoia Hills Stables.
Finally, this year I helped initiate a new series of schooling shows - the Central Valley Hunter/Jumper Miniseries - to provide local opportunities for new riders to hone their skills. Hopefully this will lead a new wave of riders to become NorCal members!