TROT FOUNDER / PRESIDENT
6208 Argent Rd. Pasco, WA 99301 • 509-452-0310 • cell 509-430-2215
A Speech/Language Pathologist for over 33 years, Cynthia has worked with all ages, in all settings, & across all levels of care to help people with communication disorders. TROT fulfills a dream to pair her love of animals and therapeutic skills by bringing a center to this community that changes lives and brings joy to those it serves. She is certified with the American Hippotherapy Association (Level 1), the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship-PATH (IT), and is a Registered Pet Partner (Complex Level) with her dog Camry.
6920 Valley View Pl. Pasco, WA 99301 • 509-542-0101
Karen has served on several committees as a volunteer treasurer and she is currently a full-time account technician for the Pasco School District at Chiawana High School. Karen grew up with horses and is a current horse owner. She and her husband are raising three children.
7108 W. Willamette Avenue, Kennewick, WA 99336 • 509-554-3201
Jenni is a Project Development Coordinator for Energy Northwest with a special interest in grant writing and grant administration. A life-long Tri-Cities resident, she has a calling to community service and her family whole-heartedly joins her causes. Jenni and her husband Mark frequently lend their musical talents to various non-profit organizations for their annual fund-raisers.
Jenni and Mark own and operate Horn Rapids Media Productions. They have four adult children, one grandchild, twelve nieces and nephews, a large extended family, two basset hounds, a cat, and a large house that is frequently filled with friends, family, and music.
75 Symons St. Richland, WA 99354 • 831-331-5547
An archaeologist at Hanford. She began taking lessons and volunteering at Monterey Bay Horsemanship and Therapeutic Center (MBHTC) in California at 12 years old. At 19, she became the barn manager of MBHTC, managing between 30 - 40 horses and teaching therapeutic riding lessons. She has worked with kids and adults of all ages and abilities. In grad school, Lindsay was on the University of Idaho Varsity Women's Polo Team, and served as their horse manager for over a year. She has an Irish Thoroughbred named Dub, and an orange tabby cat named Tubby.
4804 S. Caballo Rd. Kennewick, WA 99338 • 509-591-2038
A George Strait fan and small business owner focusing on life insurance and retirement services. In that order! He is currently pursuing a degree in Business Management as well as various financial certifications. His passion for the outdoors and dogs is only eclipsed by his passion for his family. He is married with two young children.
“I have friends and family members who have special needs, who have really impacted my life in such a positive way, that I’d like to be able to reciprocate that to others in our community.”
TERRY SHULTZ, PT
1706 West 30th Ave. – Kennewick, WA 99336
Terry is the Business Owner of Balancing Act and is employed full time by NFSD, per diem, at Lourdes. He is the proud father of 7. Terry is a Registered Level 1 Hippotherapist from the American Hippotherapy Association.
P.O. BOX 145, Genesee, ID 83832 • 509-539-0110
Private investor and Trust manager who has assisted in many start-up companies and worked with several non-profits. “Cynthia and I have shared the greatest joy—raising our two children as next-door neighbors. I have heard about Cynthia’s dream to combine her avocation and education—loving animals and helping patients maximize their abilities through therapy—for years and couldn’t be happier to see her plans finally realized. I am honored to be part of building this highly valuable and much needed organization—TROT.”
4722 W. 12th Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336 • 509-947-0704
Founder of Modern Living Services which provides affordable housing and continued learning programs for persons with disabilities. Realtor with Windermere in Richland, she is also the parent of a special needs daughter. Past VP to TROT Andrea continues to share her wisdom and advise to move the organization forward.
Tawney Carrier began volunteering to work with those with special needs in high school at The Arc of Tri-Cities. Since that time, she has volunteered for many
non-profits doing everything from serving on the Board to serving dinner! Tawney has lived in the Tri-Cities since she started high school and considers this home. She attended CBC through the Running Start program, then went on to WSU-Pullman, WSU-Spokane, and GU where she earned her JD. She returned to the Tri-Cities and has been practicing law here ever since. Her primary areas of practice are guardianships, probate, estate planning and family law.
Hi! My name is Julia Ray and I have been the family resource coordinator for TROT since March of 2016. I have worked as a speech therapist at Kadlec hospital for the past 9 years. I’m married to my husband Josh, for the past 5 years. We have 1 daughter, Hadley who is 2 ½ years old and are expecting our second child, a boy, in late December 2017.
I like to go camping, do outdoor activities, go to concerts, travel, and spend time with my family and friends. I have an entrepreneurial spirit and love helping people. I grew up around horses and animals here in Triities and love all the benefits this program offers our communities!
I’m the Program/Volunteer Coordinator for TROT since February 2017. I have had many jobs: Spanish teacher, executive assistant, office manager, event planner and owner of my own small business. My favorite pastimes are: spending time with family and friends, reading, traveling, coloring and helping people. I’m married to my wonderful husband Matthew and we have two kids.