Bonnie Hammond, Executive Director

Since the founding of SAFE in 2005, Bonnie has focused on creating an organization that is open and accessible to its supporters, from its transparent financials to the wealth of information available about the horses on our website. Bonnie has worked locally as a...

Terry Phelps-Peddy, Operations Director

Terry Phelps-Peddy has a long history of riding and working with horses. She spent two years in Calgary, Alberta, Canada working for Olympic dressage rider Bonny Bonnello, managing a training facility with over 45 horses in residence. Terry is an accomplished dressage...

Melinda Couvillion, LVT, Herd Health Manager

Melinda has been a horse fanatic from the very beginning. She convinced her parents to buy her a Morgan gelding when she was 9, and spent her formative years immersed in the Snohomish County 4‑H horse program. In 2003, she started a job at a dog and cat shelter and...

Kit Topaz, Development & Volunteer Manager

Kit Topaz is a Pacific Northwest native who adores animals and children. She is a life-long horse lover. She has had many adventures in horse ownership and rescue work. As a young adult she volunteered for animal rescues in California, Oregon, and Washington. In 1997...