I grew up in NorCal showing as a Junior, and began my professional business in my 20's. I maintained a successful training and showing business for 7 years, before making a recent change and riding overseas in 2019. I am actively interested in the community of our industry as well as assisting in developing a Young Professional Program and Jumper Teams.
What would you like to contribute as a NorCal board member?
My recent experience overseas has inspired me to get involved in the behind the scenes of our sport locally, specifically with Young Professional and Jumper programs. I am also interested in assisting in the utilization of USHJA programs for NorCal's benefit, and bringing that information and value to our members.
How do you think NorCal can best fulfill the needs of its membership?
Communication of programs and benefits is key. This way members can partake in and benefit from the programs available to them and their horses, in addition to creating value and loyalty to the association. The most efficient way to communicate to members in 2020 is through social media and during horse shows. Social media can be beneficial for education and hype of events, this is a goal oriented sport so it is a great way to reach and encourage members throughout the year to work towards accomplishments that benefit them via NorCal. Communication of NorCal programs, events, and updates during horse shows is crucial. Horse Shows are naturally an environment of catching up, socializing and reaching out, which creates a perfect platform for conversation of the benefits NorCal membership has to offer.