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Our Board

Kathy Sanders (she/her)

PATH Instructor - Equine Specialist & Certified Riding Instructor
Co-Founder & President

Kathy has been a horse owner for 20 years, and a horse fanatic for her entire life!  She is PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. She loves bringing horses into the lives of others who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience these beings up close! Professionally, she worked as a Senior Project Manager leading diverse teams toward the completion of a common goal. 

Favorite Horse Fact:

Horses' ears point in the direction it's looking and can rotate almost 180 degrees!

Sue Eulau (she/her)

PATH Instructor - Equine Specialist
Co-Founder & Treasurer

Sue has likewise been a horse fanatic her entire life and has volunteered in other adaptive riding programs. She is also a PATH Intl. certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.  Professionally, she has been an Oncology Nurse for 30 years and has worked as a daycare director for special needs children.  She loves to volunteer and has worked at Bailey Bouche House with HIV-positive clients and was a Washington State Foster Parent.  

Favorite Horse Facts:

A horse's teeth grow throughout their entire life!

Horses can sleep standing up or laying down!

Chloe Wilkins MSW, SUDP (she/her)

PATH Instructor - Equine Specialist & Certified Riding Instructor
Vice President

Chloe has partnered with horses her entire lifetime and owes a great debt to the lessons learned from them. She has been invested in the equine assisted services community since 2012 and marvels at the simple engagement with horses that lead to major life transitions. She is a PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. Professionally, Chloe has worked primarily with youth and adults who are impacted by Substance Use Disorders both in a clinical capacity and through community-based harm-reduction.

Favorite Horse Fact:

The seasonal shedding of a horse is triggered by the change in daylight hours rather than by temperature!

Lisa Hillis (she/her)

Volunteer Manager
Board Member

Lisa spent her career in the insurance industry with many in product management. Roles as program manager in the for-profit sector, and her business consulting experience for a variety of nonprofits, has provided her the benefit of experiencing many different perspectives and backgrounds. Lisa joined Courageous Connections as a board member in 2018 and it has exposed her to greater diversity. Courageous Connections leverages her professional experience and she reports “the experience leaves me filled with hope and a desire to continue to learn through others”.

Favorite Horse Fact:

Horses have bigger eyes than any land animal, and can see almost 360 degrees at one time!