Candi was put onto a horse at the age of two and instantly fell in love. In her younger years she owned a Saddlebred and rode saddle seat on the Southwest Circuit in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. While not far from her heart, horses were put on hold for many years until her Aunt Jackie Liles began fostering and volunteering for SAFE. Candi joined Jackie shortly there after and SAFE became their new extended family.

A volunteer at SAFE since 2016, Candi is involved in numerous aspects of the organization: the Horsemanship team, Special Events, the Heart of the Horse Auction, coordinating educational classes, community engagement with our minis Sunny and Shasta, special projects, and photographing our horses, clinics, and events.

Candi is an architectural photographer and marketing director for Clarity Northwest Photography. She has been photographing professionally for over 40 years. She and her husband Kerry are proud of their twin adult sons, daughter-in-law and grandkids. When Candi is not at the barn, she and Kerry enjoy adventuring in the great outdoors and keeping their dog Moss entertained.