Laurie Dewey - Ms. Dewey's prior experience as both a trainer and small business owner helps her to understand many of the organizational and program issues faced by Front Range Equine Rescue. Before moving to Colorado, she operated a hunter/jumper training stable in California for many years. After moving to Colorado, she returned to the amateur ranks of show jumping and currently works in software development. Ms. Dewey ran a successful company which specialized in custom software applications for businesses as well. Ms. Dewey and her husband have fostered and adopted several of Front Range's horses.
Marion Nagle - Ms. Nagle holds a Colorado State Elementary teaching license, Master of Arts degree, High School Physical Education and Dance degree. Her teaching experience ranges from pre-school through university with over 28 years' experience. Ms. Nagle began volunteering with Front Range in 1998 and has been a foster home to over 25 horses since 2003. Her curriculum "The Care and Keeping of Horses" is a model for stopping horse abuse through education. The curriculum is in use at Front Range summer camps which also provide and promote volunteerism in the community.
Hilary Wood - Hilary Wood serves as the President of the Board and chairs the quarterly Board meetings. As the founder of Front Range Equine Rescue, she brings her vision for the rescue and years of corporate work experience to successfully lead Front Range into being one of the leading rescues in the country. Hilary is responsible for the creation of Front Range's special programs "Stop the Backyard Breeder", "Trails End" and the horse ownership assistance projects. She heads up Front Range's national campaigns against horse slaughter and the Save the Wild Horses campaign as well as directing a national educational campaign via a direct mail program.
Bruce Wagman - Bruce Wagman is a partner with Schiff Hardin in San Francisco, with an almost exclusive animal law focus, involving litigation, education, legislative counseling, and consultation. Bruce’s clients include numerous animal protection organizations and private individuals. He is a coeditor of the casebook Animal Law, and coauthor of A Worldview of Animal Law. He has been teaching Animal Law since 1996 and currently teaches at three Bay Area law schools. In the past five years, Bruce has focused much of his time on issues involving wild horses, horse abuse cases, and the slaughter of American horses for food.
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Marion Nagle - Marion Nagle works part-time as Front Range Equine Rescue's Education Coordinator. She is responsible for working on events, volunteer coordination, and education program development. She has written and implemented curriculums for Front Range's youth camps and special group visits. Marion has over 27 years experience as an educator with training in the arts, curriculum development, and with both special needs and gifted/talented students. She is responsible for writing the "Education Corner" in Front Range's quarterly newsletter The Hoof Beat.
Hilary Wood - Hilary Wood is the President and Founder of Front Range Equine Rescue and works as the Director of Programs and Operations. She serves as the visionary and driving force behind Front Range Equine Rescue and brings over 25 years of corporate experience to her position. She started Front Range in 1997 while working full-time with a part-time riding instructor job as well. For over 9 years, she juggled her work and the growing demands of Front Range Equine Rescue. In late 2005, the Board voted to hire her as a full-time salaried employee. Her past employment experience included working in large corporations, small private companies, non-profit organizations, and self-employment. Ms. Wood's skills include technical editing, office management, grant writing, media relations, supervision of staff, human resources experience, materials production, basic accounting, public relations, records management, working with executive level staff, managing for-profit and non-profit businesses.
Part-time staff has been used for clerical, administrative and barn work assistance. The direct mail program and training assessment are contracted services. Front Range Equine Rescue currently has two full-time and two part-time staff.
Volunteers: are utilized on an as-needed basis, primarily April thru mid-November to assist with stall/pen/corral cleanings, grooming, and at events. Sorry no "last minute" requests.
Visitors: are welcome by previously arranged appointment only and weather dependent in certain months. Sorry no "last minute" requests.