Who am I? First and foremost, I am a child of God and I strive to honor Him with the gifts and talents He has given me. I am fifty-eight years old. I was adopted and am the only child of two very loyal and loving parents. I have two wonderful boys and two amazing daughter in-laws. Together they have given me four outstanding grandchildren. My passion is horses and I have encompassed many aspects of the equine industry into my business. I own a Training and Boarding Facility- MM Training in Potlatch, Idaho. I am a horse trainer, a riding coach, a judge and a competitor. I also partner with my good friend to put on clinics, events and together we run our online business- MM Connections. The over-arching theme for both businesses is “Strengthening Relationships through Connection”: God, Self, Others and the Horse.
What am I most passionate about?
As I stated above, horses are my number one passion. I started riding before I can remember. I had a good start. My dad trained horses on the side, owned an outfitting business and was a horse logger. Both my mom and dad showed horses and did O-mok-see (gaming on horseback). A memory that really sticks out in my mind is my parents going to a horse training clinic, when I was six years old. I remember wanting to ride so badly but it was an adult only clinic. I remember being completely enamored by the clinicians. One was a young lady named Suzy. I really liked to watch her the most. She was a very impressive rider and to top it off, she always wore her pants tucked into her knee high, red cowboy boots. I really loved that! I can look back now and know at that moment in time, I was hooked on what I wanted to do. I wanted to train, ride and teach others about horses. Although I have made some very interesting turns, those three things have always been the consistent in my life.