Coordinator of Operations & Equestrian Program Coordinator
Born and raised in Great Falls, MT and with a background as a Certified Medical Assistant, Heather joined the Eagle Mount Great Falls team in 1994 as our Administrative Assistant. Since then she has expanded her role into Coordinator of Operations which involves all operating and programming areas of Eagle Mount Great Falls – running and developing programs, fundraising, accounting, participant and volunteer recruitment/management, human resources, community outreach, as well as maintaining the daily operations. Our equestrian program is one of the programs Heather directly manages. Her love for horses began at the age of 13 when she took riding lessons with a friend. Taking care of the horses she rode, as well as other farm animals, was payment for her riding lessons.
“Eagle Mount was a gateway to reunite with my love for horses as well as doing all the other stuff I do. I have worked with a great team of people and I have learned so much in the 26+ years working here. Our equestrian program has been part of Eagle Mount since 1992. Working along side many equestrians and horses in many different roles since 1994, I have gained my “horse experience” through ride-a-thons, stallion service auctions, trail rides, hippotherapy, buggy driving, recreational riding, equine assisted learning, equine assisted psychotherapy, horse camps, barn management and horse care. Horses really can make a difference in your life if you let them. Even all the grunt work we do out at our Equestrian Center to keep things flowing is therapeutic. There is nothing like mucking a few stalls to help give your mind a break from a busy life!”
Heather lives in Great Falls with her husband. She has four children and two grandchildren. Her volunteer work and work experience includes involvement with physician offices, The Center for Mental Health, Alliance for Youth and Community Youth Justice Council Committee, and the Great Falls Police Department.