Our Team

Board of Directors

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.

Ginger Kathrens - Ms. Kathrens is an Emmy award-winning producer, cinematographer, writer and editor. Currently airing on PBS are her two documentaries: "Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies" and "Cloud's Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns." She has also written two award-winning books about Cloud. Her documentation of Cloud represents the only continuing chronicle of a wild animal from birth in our hemisphere. Ms. Kathrens is the founder and Executive Director of The Cloud Foundation and is an avid endurance competitor and wilderness rider. She is also the head of Taurus Productions. Ms. Kathrens experience with wild horses and wild horse issues provides valuable information to assist with Front Range's wild horse campaign.

Diane L. - began riding at age 8, owned her first horse by age 13 and currently runs a boarding/training facility in Virginia.  To keep her first horse, Diane became a working student at a boarding barn and training facility.  For over 15 years she has managed a 100-acre farm she and her husband own.  The facility offers summer camps, riding lessons, boarding, events, and training.  Diane is also experienced with personally rescuing horses, mostly off the track racehorses, for over 15 years.  These horses were rescued, rehabilitated, evaluated training-wise, and adopted to qualified homes.  She has numerous connections in the Virginia horse community.

Adam Ward - Adam Ward has a history of supporting charitable causes including horse rescue. His work with computerized satellite imagery and other technologies helps Front Range Equine Rescue with computer and database needs. He and his wife enjoy the company of two rescue cats. Adam pitches in at Front Range’s facilities when needed and assisted with the relocation from CO to FL.

Rob Norris - is a long-time horse trainer in Colorado utilizing numerous training methods.  His skills also include trailer loading and fire evacuation assistance for horses.  Rob also has years of experience working at a feed store in CO.  His experience as a rider and trainer has aided Front Range horses during their evaluation prior to adoption.  Rob also presented trailer loading clinics hosted by Front Range Equine Rescue in 2012 and 2013. 

Advisory Board

Equine Veterinary Services:

  • Calhan Veterinary Clinic: Calhan Veterinary Clinic is a mixed-animal practice proudly serving the Calhan community and surrounding area.  Two full-time doctors are available for 24-hour care.  Dr. Robert DeAngelo, a graduate of Colorado State University and Dr. Genevieve Grammer, a graduate of Ross University, offer care in small and large animal medicine and surgery.  For more information, please visit our website at www.calhanvet.com. "Calhan Veterinary Clinic large and small animal services ~ We are available for all your animals' nutritional needs. Some of our stocked items include: Cattle protein/mineral tubs and cake, Equine Senior and Strategy GX, plus many more products. Please call to place your order and consult us regarding your animals' health and nutrition!"
  • Range View Equine Associates: Range View Equine Associates provides a wide range of services including general medical services, complete mobile services, power dentistry and reproductive services. Dr. Randy Parker is the owner of Range View Equine Associates. He has practiced in the Colorado Springs area for over 19 years. He enjoys working on lameness, performing equine dentistry, treating major horse injuries, and doing surgery. For more information, www.rangeviewequine.com


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 / Visitors

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.

Volunteers Grooming Horse
Volunteers Cleaning Horse Stable

Visitors: are welcome by previously arranged appointment only and weather dependent in certain months. Sorry no "last minute" requests.

Additional Information:


Overview of horse adoption


Info regarding our facilities

Our Team

Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Staff, and Volunteers


Where our contributions come from

Media / Awards / Accreditations

Recognition of Front Range Equine Rescue