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Education

Bachelor of Arts/Public Administration, 1986
Elon University
Burlington, North Carolina

Elon University Study Abroad Program, 1985
Scotland, England and Spain Study Programs

The Bolles High School/Diploma, 1982
Jacksonville, Florida

Employment
Homestead Metals Recycling / EMR
Gainesville, Texas 2010 - 2016

Office Manager
Cashier
Truck Scale

North Central Texas College
Agricultural Department Instructor & Equestrian Team Coach
Gainesville, Texas
2011 - 2014

Head Recruiter Equine Department

Winstar World Casino & Resort
Capisce Ristorante Italiano
2012 - 2014

Head Waiter
Bartender
Trainer

Santa Barbara Stables
Santa Barbara, CA
2007 - 2010

Instructor
Trainer
Rider
Manager

Andrew Sack Horses
Santa Barbara, CA / Denton, Texas
2007 - Present

Hunters, Jumpers, Equitation, Ponies, Eventing, AQHA Hunt Seat, Training, Lessons, Sales, Consignments, Judging, Clinics, and Course Design.

Faculty Instructor and IHSA Coach-Department of Equine Studies
Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College
Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana
2004 - 2007

Independent Thoroughbred Sales Consignment Contractor
Andrew Sack Horses
Lexington, Kentucky
1999 - Present

Contractural Agreements and Managerial Responsibilities.
Work collaboratively with sales agents and consignments to provide day-to-day management of the sale horses, barn  and sales activities.
Assist with the coordination and preparation of sales activities.
Supervise personnel and/or work independently as a private sales contractor for various Thoroughbred sales venues:
  • Keeneland Sales; Lexington, Kentucky
Blue Water Sales Hill and Dale Sales
Consignment Consignment
Darby Dan Farm Three Chimneys Farm
Consignment Consignment
Calumet Farm Eaton Sales, Inc.
Lanes End Farm Denali Stud
Consignment Terry Oliver, Agent
Fares Farm, Inc
  • Fasig-Tipton Sales; Saratoga, New York
Blue Water Sales
Eaton Sales, Inc.
Tom Gallo, Agent
  • Ocala Breeders Sales; Ocala, Florida
Sue Vacek, Agent
Summerfield Sales
Terry Oliver
  • Fasiq-Tipton Sales: Ocala, Florida
Thomas Gallo, Agent
  • Barrett's Equine Ltd., Pomona, CA
Andy Havens, Agent


  • Teaching, training and Judging Contracts:
    • Showing horses at the state and national levels.
      Training horses independently for various horse farms and owners.
      Teaching and training riders of various ages and abilities privately.
      Contracts with various equestrian organizations to judge shows and conduct clinics U.S. and Mexico.
      Participated in the 2002 and 2004 USEF Judges' Clinic.

    Faculty Member /Director of Riding & Intercollegiate Horse Show Coach
    Midway, Kentucky
    Midway College Equine Studies Program

    Managerial Responsibilities:
    • Provided managerial oversight of the equine program.
    • Managed barn, facilities, horse care and horsmanship classes.
    Administrative Responsibilities:
    • Provided oversight of the riding scholorships for students.
    • Acted as a Public Relations Representative for the Equine Studies Program.
    • Acted as a Recruiter of the Equine Studies Program.
    Teaching and Coaching Responsibilities:
    • Instructed 12 classes weekly.
    Taught beginners to advanced students.
    • Educated students in the theory of teaching and equitation.
    • Coached Midway's intercollegiate and open show teams.
    Coached the team to Champion/Reserve Champion at 12 IHSA competitions.
    Qualified 6 students for the IHSA National Finals, 16 students for IHSA Zone Finals and 26 students for the IHSA Regional Competition.
    Coordination and Collaboration Responsibilities:
    • Worked collaboratively with faculty and staff members.
    • Collaborated as a Steward for the intercollegiate Horse Show Association.
    • Collaborated as a Course Designer for the intercollegiate Horse Show Association.
    • Organized and coordinated horse shows.
    • Organized intercollegiate equistrian clinics with Internationals Olympians.
    • Judged IHSA, local, state and national shows.

    Adjunct Faculty Member for the Equine Studies Program
    Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Coach
    Virginia Intermont College Equine Studies Program
    Bristol, Virginia
    1996 - 1997

    Managerial Responsibilities:
    • Provided managerial oversight of equine program.
    • Managed the barn, facilities, horse care and horsemanship classes.
    • Managed work study student program.
    Teaching and Coaching Responsibilities:
    • Instructed 8 classes weekly.
    Taught beginners to advanced students.
    • Advised students in equine studies program.
    • Educated students on the fundamentals of riding.
    • Coached Virginia Intermont's Intercollegiate team to the IHSA National Finals.
    Placed 4th in the 1996 International Collegiate Horse Show Finals.
    Coordination and Collboration Responsibilities:
    • Worked collectively with faculty and staff members.
    • Collaborated as a Steward for the International Collegiate Horse Show Finals.
    • Collaborated as an Announcer and Course Designer for the IHSA.
    • Judged IHSA, regional and state horse shows.


    Owner/General Manager and Head Trainer

    Step Up Farms LLC
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    1994 - 1996

    Managerial Responsibilities:
    • Managed a 25 stall professional show and sales barn.
    Managed the care and training of client show horses.
    Managed the sales barn.
    Managed the maintenance of the barn and facilities.
    • Ensured the development and progress of client horses.
    • Coordinated and organized the show schedules and sales clients.
    Teaching and Training Accomplishments:
    • 1995 trainer of the high point awards for Oklahoma state and Zone 7 in eight divisions.
    • Qualified 8 ponies for the 1995 AHSA pony finals and pony medals.
    • Qualified 3 junior riders and 3 ponies for Devon, Harrisburg, New York and Washington National Horse Shows.
    Qualified riders for the AHSA Medal and ASPCA Finals

    Barn Manager and Head Trainer
    Westwood Stables
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    1993 - 1994

    Managerial Responsibilities:
    • Acted as the general manager for a 40 stall professional show and sales barn.
    Managed the care and training of client show horses.
    Managed the sales barn.
    Managed the maintenance of the barn and facilities.
    • Ensured the development and  progress of client horses.
    • Coordinated and organized the show schedules for clients.
    Teaching and Training Accomplishments:
    • Qualified 6 ponies for the AHSA pony finals and equitation finals .
    Placed 4th and 6th overall for small and medium ponies in 1993.
    • Qualified horses and ponies for the 1993 Harrisburg, New York and Washington National Horse Shows and the 1994 Devon Horse SHow.
    • Trained Zone 7 Champion medium pony and reserve Champion small pony.
    • Trained Arizona Circuit high point Champion.
    • Trained the Best Child Rider at 7 AHSA "A" shows from 1993 - 1994.

    Adjunct Faculty Member and Advisor for Equine Studies Program
    RockMountain College Equine Studies Program
    Billings, Montana
    1992

     

    Teaching and Training Responsibilites:
    • Advise students in equine studies program.
    • Instructed students in riding program.
    • Assisted in the management of the show barn.
    • Instructed equestrian clinics and judged American Quarter Horse Shows.
    • Qualified 3 horses for the American Quarter Horse World Show.
    • Trained at Canadian National Horse Show, Calgary, Canada.

    Head Trainer and Kingston Trailer Sales Representatives
    Hartland Farms
    Kingston, North Carolina
    1989 - 1999

    Sales Responsibilities:
    • Sold Kingston Trailers.
    • Acted as sales representative.
    Teaching and Training Responsibilites:
    • Qualified 10 ponies for the 1991 pony finals.
    • Trained the 1991 Devon Large Pony Champion and Best Child Rider.
    • Qualified ponies for the 1990 Devon, Harrisburg, New york and Wanshington National Horse Shows.
    • Trained the 1990 AHSA Overall Grand Green Pony Champion.
    • Participated in the 1991 George Morris Teaching Clinic.
    • Particiapted in the 1991 American Horse Show Assoc. Judges Clinic
    • Organized equestrian clinics.

    Riding Academy Trainer/Instructor and Tack Shop Manager
    Hayfield Farm and Riding Academy
    Ayden, North Carolina
    1987 - 1988

    Managerial and Sales Responsibilities:
    • Acted as general manager for a 40 stall professional show and sales barn.
    Managed barn/farm personnel.
    Responsible for the barn/farm maintenance and care of horses.
    • Managed the tack shop
    Responsible for inventory.
    Acted as the buyer for the tack shop.
    Provided customer service.
    • Implemented billing porgram for the Riding Academy.
    • Assisted in the organizational structuring of the local horse shows.

    Exercise Rider and Stable Personnel
    Bill Kelley Racing Stable
    Calder Race Course
    Miami, Florida
    1985

    Stable Responsibilities:
    • Exercise race horses.
    • Responsible for care and maintenance of race horses.

    Professional Organizations

    • USEF (formerly American Horse Show Association - AHSA)
    • United States Equestrian Team, Inc.
    • Professional Horseman Association
    • American Judging Association
    • American Quarter Horse Association
    • Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA)
    • Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association
    • Indiana Hunter Jumper Association
    • North Carolina Hunter Jumper Association

    Professional Liscenses/Certifications

     

    • Commercial Drivers License, Class A (CDL)
    • Department of Transportation Health Card (DOT)
    • U.S. Equestrian Association Learner Judge (2002 - 2004)
    • American Riding Instructor Certification Program.
    • Kentucky Racing Commission
    • Approved Judge NC, TN, IN

    Computer Skills

    • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel

    References available upon request