The Heart of Horse Sense Board of Directors has volunteer members, in addition to founder Shannon Knapp.
 

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Shannon Knapp

Founder & Executive Director

Shannon is an EAGALA Advanced Certified Equine Specialist, a Trauma-Focused EAP trainer, and has over 5000 hours working with clients with Therapeutic Horsemanship Programming

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Jake LaRue

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Jake LaRue is a Marine Corps veteran and a Peer Support Specialist. He has been a volunteer at Heart of Horse Sense since November 2013.


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Greg Greiner

Greg joined Merrill Lynch in 2011. His responsibilities include conducting investment research, portfolio construction, trading and retirement planning and modeling. 

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Kathleen Berlick

Kathleen is a Retired Community Leadership Program Director (Leadership Lee County) and Management Consultant. Through her experience, she has seen how transformative horses can be and is committed to supporting HOHS in their mission. 


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Mary Begley

Mary was born loving horses, grew up in the US Pony Club, & moved on to Combined Training as an upper level rider, trainer and coach. Her mutual respect for the sacrifice that both horses and veterans have given makes her an avid believer and supporter of HOHS.

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Mike Sowinski

TREASURER/SECRETARY

Accountant and President of CFO Consultants and Board Member for several non-profits in Western North Carolina