Brooke Powers, Riding Team Coordinator
From the day I was born, I’ve either been on, next to, or near a horse. My fascination began with a Shetland pony and as my knowledge grew, so did the size of the horses I worked with. I moved from SoCal to Washington State at age 5 and started taking Western & English lessons but began to focus on Saddle Seat riding, owning and showing horses in English Pleasure classes. After a short stay at a Utah working cattle ranch, my love for Western riding was renewed. Returning to California in 2010 I came to Rawhide Ranch as a riding instructor, falling instantly in love with the horses along with the scenery, staff and experiences they were providing to the kids who attending camp. Every day became an adventure for me and it hasn’t changed since!
Natalie Kublbeck, Stock Farm Team Coordinator
I grew up in Salem, New Hampshire. My specialty here at Rawhide Ranch is working with the Stock Farm program. I love teaching every camper about all of the animals here on the ranch especially the goats, sheep, cattle, chicken, and swine. My goal is to bring as much enthusiasm and knowledge as I possibly can to Rawhide Ranch. I recently graduated the University of New Hampshire with a Pre-veterinary/ Animal Science Degree and a Dairy Minor. While in school I joined an Agricultural sorority called Sigma Alpha that helps raise money for local farms and educates the community about the importance of agriculture. Through that organization I found my passion for teaching and taught kindergarten, high school and college level classes during my last two years at the university. I started here at Rawhide Ranch in Summer 2012 as a camp counselor and joined the full-time staff in the Fall 2012. I still find myself debating if they were the ones to keep me or if I was the one who couldn’t let this place leave my heart. A little fun fact about myself is that I am allergic to a bunch of things - including coconuts, sesame seeds, and the cold. Yup, the cold! So I am glad I moved to Cali, because that is one less thing to worry about!
Theresa Strouse, Program Staff and Country Store Manager
I was born and raised in Mission Viejo, California, developing a love for horses at a young age. When I was in elementary school a couple of my friends introduced me to Rawhide Ranch and I went to a week of summer camp with them and found here home away from home. I continued to attend 2 weeks of Rawhide Ranch every summer until I aged out at 16. Then I came back at during college as a counselor for Winter Camps. After taking some time away from the ranch, I returned as a full time staff member in 2008. I spend my days at Rawhide all around the ranch in various program activities and leading some evening program as well. You will also find me at the Country Store so track me down if you have any souvenir questions. When not at the ranch I can be found out dancing in the ballroom and country line dance worlds.
Carolann Campbell, Vaulting Team Coordinator
Hi there! My name is Carolann! I’m from Yorba Linda, California and I am the Vaulting Team Lead at Rawhide Ranch as well as a college student. I’ve been coming to Rawhide consistently since 2001 and haven’t left since! As a shy nine year old with a love for animals, I soon came to realize that Rawhide was my home away from home. I’ve learned so much over my Rawhide legacy and am so excited to share this amazing place with all our campers! From cleaning stalls to teaching vaulting classes, there’s never a dull moment at camp. My passion is coaching and teaching vaulting which is gymnastics/dance on the back of a horse, and of course working with our beautiful draft horses, Stoney and Lucybelle. Vaulting is such a fun sport that teaches kids how to control their bodies, have great rhythm, balance, and show off their amazing moves on horseback. All with the help of a spotter of course! It’s truly amazing to see each camper step outside their comfort zone and rockstar some amazing vaulting routines.
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Alix Benoit, Assistant Riding Team Coordinator
Curtis Schiller, Program Staff
Ellen Morrissey, Program Staff
Katie Brenton, Program Staff