Meet Our Team
We are so grateful for the dedication of our team members & volunteers. Learn more about our passionate and hardworking team members below.
Board of Directors
With 16 years on the board, Annette is committed to providing a safe haven for animals and people. She wears many hats at the rescue: horse trainer, riding instructor, program director and more. Annette has always had a passion for horses and feels blessed to aid in their rescue & rehabilitation - giving them a chance to heal and trust again.
Janet, a six-time Emmy award-winning TV journalist, certified nutritional consultant, and author, helps the rescue in so many ways including volunteering, sponsoring, emceeing fundraisers, and more. With her passion for the horses and love of giving back, she finds that CVHR is one of her favorite places to be.
Advisory Chair & Grant Writer
Sean volunteers his time to mentor our veterans. He is a spokesperson and advocate for the veterans. He also assists with any videos for the veterans on the ranch. Sean served in the Army from 2001-2013. He was a Cavalry Scout who attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, and completed 4 tours of combat duty in Iraq during the Global War on Terrorism
Veterans Mentorship Program Director
In her business Vidolci, Karen creates video greeting cards that became a desire to show people they could create their own, and thereby control their own content. Karen creates beautiful videos for us that help promote awareness and funding for the rescue!
From IT to finance to filmmaker: Paul has transitioned from a “now what” career choice back to his first love of making videos in his business Vidolci. Paul creates beautiful videos for us that help promote awareness and funding for the rescue!
Born and raised in the Coachella Valley, and a local Office Manager. Cherie volunteers at the ranch in any capacity that is needed and co-sponsors one of our rescues (Clay). She is a true advocate of how the experience of unconditional love for our rescues and the dedication of our team can be life-changing!
Analyse, raised in rural California, is a homeschool mom to two children & a special needs advocate.
This hippie heart has a passion and calling for animals, children and teaching. With an MBA in business and marketing and being blessed by a child with a disability, she has a drive and calling to make a difference in children’s education.
Horse Tales Program Manager