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Three horses from our herd eating eating from a hay bale.

It takes a dedicated team to help ensure the continuing success of Medicine Horse. These individuals continue to offer their time and energy to help take Medicine Horse to the next level.

MEDICINE
HORSE
STAFF

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Corey Hollister
Executive Director

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What do you put on your pizza?  Extra cheese and hot sauce.

In your lifetime, what is your most interesting horse experience?  As my background isn’t horses, I don’t have a ton of stories yet. I can just say being on the farm and interacting with them is a magical experience. Most of all I enjoy being in their presence and building relationships with each of them.

What is one of your favorite MH stories?  At a recent event for our Veterans program I got to hear firsthand from participants about how the program has improved and impacted their lives this was truly inspiring.

How would your 10-year-old self react to what you’re doing in life now?  My 10-year-old self would be very excited about what I am doing currently. I have always loved animals and nature, so being in this environment and helping people would make little me very proud. 

If you could be any animal/creature real or imagined, what would you be and why?  I would choose a wolf. They have a strong community and family structure and they can explore up to 100 miles of wilderness a day, I love backpacking so covering that much terrain would be amazing.

 

What do you like to do when you're not working?  Spending time with my family, traveling, skiing, enjoying a good meal or a movie is what fills my heart.

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Natalee Roeder
Development Director
She | Her | Hers

What do you put on your pizza?  Any pizza is good pizza in my opinion! I will eat just about any kind of pizza from pepperoni to BBQ to white pizza with veggies. Just NO onions.  

In your lifetime, what is your most interesting horse experience?  I can not think of one isolated experience. In general, what I find more interesting about horses is how they communicate with each other and us, and how they affect us. Sometimes you won’t even know how much they have affected you or changed your life for a long time and then it hits you. I can sit with my horse and just be with them or watch horses interact for hours and never get bored.

Tell us one of your favorite MH stories. 
The stories I hear regularly about how truly life changing working with the horses is for the people we serve is very impactful for me; it lights a fire inside me to want to do everything I can to ensure we help as many people as possible have that experience.

How would your 10-year-old self react to what you’re doing in life now? She wouldn’t believe the opportunities I’ve had, as they have been beyond her wildest dreams. She would tell me not to change a thing as she would be excited to get here and do what I am doing now.

If you could be any animal/creature real or imagined, what would you be and why? 
A dragon because they can fly and are fierce but magical.

What do you like to do when you’re not working?

I have 1 ½ horses, 2 huskies, and most importantly, a husband and an almost grown and flown daughter. This crew keeps me pretty busy outside of Medicine Horse. You’ll find me spending quality time with my family, riding and caring for my horses, being show mom/groom for my daughter at horse shows, running with my huskies, reading and just pursuing knowledge in general (as I am an avid, lifelong learner), traveling, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing/skijoring with my huskies, doing yoga or other fitness activities, hiking, biking, watching sunsets, and enjoying good food and live music with my husband, and occasionally cooking. 

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Anna Wells
Operations Manager
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Medicine Horse helps many in many ways, and it helped me in the home stretch to finish my master's degree in Public Administration at UC Denver. I am excited to have my internship at the Fundraising & Events department!

 

I moved to Colorado from Poland through Philadelphia, and I love my new home's easy access to nature. When I get some free time, I enjoy doing my crafty hobbies, including pottery, painting, and photography. 

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Emily Harkless
Barn Manager & Grant Writer
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What do you put on your pizza?  Pepperoni and red pepper flakes

In your lifetime, what is your most interesting horse experience?  Jumping horses in the Irish countryside during an equestrian vacation.

What is one of your favorite MH stories?  

A mother - daughter retreat in 2019. I was a horse handler for this group, it went for a weekend and it was so cool to see the mother daughter pairs connect and bond over the weekend with horses.

How would your 10-year old self react to what you are doing in life now? I think she would be sad that I am not an olympic medalist (of any sport- ha!) but also excited that I have a horse and am working with horses in my career.

If you could be any kind of animal/creature, real or imagined, what you be and why?  Pegasus - a horse with wings, is there anything better? 

What do you like to do when you're not working?  When I'm not working I enjoy hanging out with my boys ages 6 and 2, spending time outside in the sunlight, usually at a park. It's even better when we bring the dogs and husband along. It's the simple things :)

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Charmayne Hefley
Social Media Coordinator
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Charmayne grew up around horses, and jokes that she could ride long before she could walk. She currently works remotely as a Social Media Specialist for an agency managing agriculture accounts, and loves the creativity that comes with managing social media accounts.

 

Outside of work, Charmayne is a private pilot working on becoming a flight instructor, which was inspired by her 3-year stint as a flight attendant. To stay active, Charmayne does aerial yoga year-round and loves snowboarding in the winter months. 

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Kim Buchmann
Communications Strategist
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What do you put on your pizza?  Margherita is my go-to, but I'm happy with any toppings except green bell peppers.

 

In your lifetime, what is your most interesting horse experience?  I'm an oddity around Medicine Horse because I have no horse experience except a trail or beach ride here and there. However, I was born the same day as the 94th Kentucky Derby and have been enamored with Thoroughbreds and horse racing for as long as I can remember. I'd have to say my favorite horse experience was a winning bet at 29-1 on Lemon Drop Kid (his damsire is Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew) in the 1999 Belmont.

 

Tell us one of your favorite MH stories?  I live in Texas, so attending the barn dance fundraiser in 2019 was a special treat! I was so impressed with the work Medicine Horse does and all the fun people I met, as well as the event itself, that I became a supporter and volunteer shortly thereafter.

 

How would your 10-year-old self react to what you’re doing in life now? The past 40 years did not turn out the way she planned (i.e. world domination) but I think she'd give me a big thumbs up.

 

If you could be any animal/creature real or imagined, what would you be and why?  I'd be a river otter because hanging out on a river every day would be paradise!

What do you like to do when you're not working? You can usually find me puttering around in my yard or kitchen or playing on the Guadalupe River with friends and family or attending a concert at Gruene Hall, Texas' oldest dance hall.

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