Trish Markey

Trish Markey feels that horses are a daily passion that brings joy, accomplishment, and accountability. She was introduced to Joel Conner in 2018 and started participating in his horsemanship clinics at SAFE with her gelding Sampson. After learning more about SAFE,...

Joel Conner

In Joel Conner’s life, horses are his work and his play. Professionally, Joel starts colts and teaches horsemanship using the techniques of the masters: Tom Dorrance, Ray Hunt, and Buck Brannaman. He started riding horses for SAFE back in 2015, and had been involved...

Sheila Otter

Sheila Otter has been passionate about animals since she was a child. She loved horses, but did not start into a riding program until she was 29. She bought her first horse at 32, and says that being at the barn and in a saddle are definitely her happy places. Sheila...

Belinda Jensen

A Seattle transplant, Belinda Jensen will tell you she grew up on the back of a horse! Belinda’s best friend growing up was her trusty horse, Choctaw, and they would venture through the hills of Orange County, California for hours. With the duties and obligations of...

Lisa Pascualy, Advisory Council Member

Lisa Pascualy has had some type of animal as a companion at pretty much every moment in her life. Right now, her small dog Oscar is her sidekick. Horses are a bigger commitment and one of the things she appreciates about SAFE is the opportunity to enjoy horses without...

SAFE Founding Board of Directors Jaime Taft Bonnie Hammond Jenny Mscichowski Melanie Davis Connie Kudsk Peri DeVlieg