I first became involved with Norwegian Fjord Horses in 2001. After experiences with Shetland ponies, Arabians, Quarter Horses, warmbloods and various other breeds I eventually fell in love with Fjords and all of the versatility that they offer.
I was co-founder and owner of Olivia Farm, Inc. from 2001 to 2017.
In 2006 I became treasurer for the Pacific Northwest Fjord Promotional Group, helping to officially secure USA Not-for-profit status for that organization. In the same year, I was elected to the Norwegian Fjord Horse Registry's Board of Directors, becoming vice-president in 2008 and president in 2009. I co-chaired the NFHR's first ever, Education Forum.
I have continuously been a member of the NFHR's Evaluation Committee for over 10 years and have helped to organize multiple evaluations in the Pacific Northwest.
I also helped to establish a strong relationship between the NFHR and the Canadian Fjord Horse Association, attending and helping with the first jointly operated evaluation in Lanark, Ontario, Canada in 2009 and attending the second evaluation in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2010.
I have taken two trips to Norway, attending young-stock shows in Førde and Breim and the stallion show at Nordfjordeid in 2010.
In addition to my passion for Norwegian Fjord Horses, I hold a level 3 certification with the Professional Ski Instructors of America, have spent nearly 15 years working in the bicycle industry with Gregg's Cycles in Seattle and have two degrees in music and a teaching certificate from the University of Washington.
Currently I am employed by the Mary Walker School District in Springdale, WA as their Director of Music.