Like many young girls that were horse crazy, I wished for a pony every year when blowing out birthday candles and put one on my Christmas list without fail, but year after year I would just have riding lessons. These were still a very treasured gift and I still remember many of the life lessons that riding taught me.While I did not grow up with horses in my backyard, I like many, incorporated horses into my everyday life where I could. I did history reports detailing why the cavalry was so integral, any biology topic could pretty easily be related back to horses somehow, and most of what I retained from Spanish class had to do with vocabulary in a stable. All of this incorporation would surely lead me to wanting to work with horses in my future.The first job I had was cleaning stalls and progressed to lesson help, to day camp leader, to later on being an instructor, trainer, and barn manager for the former Monarch Horse Farm in Durham, Maine. Here I had the opportunity to meet many different horses, owners from many different disciplines and travel all over attending horse shows and clinics. I went to college with the goal of wanting to major in Equine Business Management but decided that my degree may be too niche to be marketable. I moved back home to go to school more locally and continue to work at my “home” barn.
When Monarch Horse farm closed in 2010 I had the opportunity to become a technician at Maine Equine Associates. Dr. Tirrell showed me the ropes and I spent the first two and a half years on the road learning a great deal about working for a veterinary practice but also much about my horsemanship. My years of working with many different horses and owners at a boarding barn had certainly taught me how multifaceted the horse community is and how important it is to treat clients with such individual needs.
In 2013 I had the opportunity to move into a more “indoor” position and started to answer the phone. I had always enjoyed the customer service aspect to many jobs I have had, and I was so excited to really apply that to my day to day. Besides taking on this phenomenal role in 2013 I also got married to my long time sweet heart. We live in the mid-coast area with our dog Raya, who you may have seen around the office. She loves to come to work! We also have a cat named Samuel Adams who is our guard cat but does love a good cuddle. We love to hike, camp, and explore the entire outdoors that Maine has to offer.