Originally from the Missouri Ozarks, Sari grew up with a love for all animals, especially dogs. Her family had three quarter horses, who were considered pets, which she showed at the community saddle clubs.
Since moving to Wichita in 1985, Sari has held several positions as a highly motivated, versatile professional with over 30 years of experience in training, operational management, marketing, public relations, communications, sales, advertising, business development, along with event planning and implementation. She holds a BS in Organizational Management and Leadership from Friends University.
Sari was first bitten by the non-profit bug as the Executive Director of a local medical clinic serving uninsured adults. She believes that any day you can go to work for the sole purpose of helping others, is a good day!
Sari participates in the Ups & Downs bowling league, which is committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities through physical exercise, participation and social integration. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, a Kansas Leadership Center 'Champion', serves on the Advisory Board of Ali Foundation, and volunteers with Hands of Hope Pet Rescue. Additionally, she has worked alongside her friends in producing the Wichita Women's Fair for the past 18 years as the Main Stage Manager.
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Program Director and Instructor
Amanda grew up in southern Missouri where she owned and has been riding horses since she was two years old. During high school and into college she discovered a love of psychology and wanted to find a way to combine both her interests. Therapeutic riding was the answer! She then did an internship at Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center and knew it was the career for her. Amanda received a B.S. in Psychology from Kansas State University and completed the Equine Certificate Program as well. She became a PATH International Certified Riding Instructor in 2012 and a year later moved to Wichita and began teaching at FHTRC. Falling in love with the non-profit world and wanting to be more involved, she became the Program Director that then led to Executive Director position. Amanda absolutely loves all the riders, horses, staff, and volunteers at FHTRC and is blessed to be part of such a wonderful program!
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Volunteer Coordinator, Equine Manager and Instructor
Like so many others Paige’s love of horses began when she was very young. She started taking lessons and showing in Dressage and Show Jumping. Paige found her love for therapeutic riding because it combines her love for people and horses! She started volunteering at FHTRC in 2007, and continued because she loved the smiles that it brought to all of the riders faces. Before working with FHTRC, Paige worked at the family Auto Body business and completed an Associates of Science.
In the future Paige would love to become a PATH certified instructor, along with being certified as an Equine Specialist for EAL and EAP.
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Board of Directors
Dr. Dan Caliendo