The Board of Directors of Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding Center recently announced three new board members: Nick Baker, Gary Berge and Sue Woskow.
Baker and his wife, Sherrie, are longtime residents of Incline Village. Nick is retired from the banking industry in the state of California and has extensive experience as a volunteer with charitable and nonprofit organizations.
He served for more than two decades as director and treasurer of a nonprofit hospital and as director and board chairman of a local YMCA. Nick and Sherrie have assisted Kids & Horses with fundraising for a decade.
Berge retired to Incline Village after a long career in law enforcement in California. His previous experience with nonprofit organizations included leadership in large golf related fundraising events.
Gary and his wife, Debbie, participate in the Incline golf community, and he is currently an officer of the Tahoe Incline Golf Club.
Woskow is a degreed physical therapist experienced in both hospital and outpatient settings
A horse owner since 1998, Sue and her husband, Steve, own a ten acre property in Gardnerville with three personal horses. They have been racehorse owners since 2001. They also have a home in Incline Village.
Kids & Horses Therapeutic Riding program was founded in 1999 by the late Sam Waldman of Incline Village, and is committed to improving the lives of special needs children and adults through equine therapy.
It is the only PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Premier Accredited Center in northern Nevada. Classes are led by PATH certified instructors.
Recently, the Board announced that the program is buying the Minden ranch that has been its location for more than 13 years.
Kids & Horses Board Chairman Doug Brimm says the purchase creates the certainty that the program will continue in the future.
“Donors have funded 33 percent of the ranch. We are off to a great start,” Brimm said.
To learn about how to donate money and to help buy the ranch, visit kidsandhorses.org.