Donna Stedman, Chairman

Growing up in a big family on a farm in Indiana, I was always very involved with all our animals and nature. I got my first pony at the age of 5, and even though she dragged me through our fields and woods, bucked me off and scraped me against everything, I continued to love and own numerous horses for the next 15 years. I spent more time outside, in the barn and on the back of a horse, than not. I graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Respiratory Therapy, worked in ICU’s for about 10 years putting myself through college, and finished up with a Business Management degree from Purdue University. I married in my late 20’s, had three kids and was President of Danum USA, an Independent Sales Rep Company in the building materials field for the next 20 years, before retiring.

Still married to the same man, now I have a grown son who graduated from West Point in 2010, a daughter who graduated from Texas A&M in 2012, and a son in The Woodlands College Park High School. I am a Master Gardener, Master Naturalist and an EAGALA Certified Professional Equine Specialist. The fact that I get to spend the majority of my time out in nature again, caring for our rescued and donated horses, and being the spiritual and visionary guide for this great group of volunteers who are also passionate about the horses and the work we do with them, is the perfect fulfillment of my purpose on Earth, and I am blessed.

Everything - a horse, a vine - is created for some duty . . . for what task, then, were you yourself created? - Marcus Aurelius