Kasey Dugan, Riding Instructor
Start Date: 2019
Kasey has been riding and coaching for the past 10 years. Kasey has a BS in Psychology and is an intricate part of the equestrian programs here at Zuma's.
Liz Cotrell, Equine Care Manager
Start Date: 2016
Liz is a Wisconsin transplanted to Colorado in 2015. Liz is an athletic outdoor girl with a heart for horses.
Lindsay Karson, Equine Program Director
Start Date: 2018
Lindsay has run an equine program in the past caring for more than 50 horses. Lindsay has been instructing for 15 years and riding for 28 years.
Jodi Messenich, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2008
Jodi Messenich is the former co-owner and operator of American Sport Horses, a for-profit boarding and horse show facility. In 2004, Jodi began rescuing horses after witnessing abuse, neglect, and the inhumane slaughter that so often occurs in the horse industry. Four years later, Jodi met a woman who was helping at-risk children in the foster care system. Together they developed a new venture pairing recued horses with rescued foster children in therapeutic setting; Zuma's Rescue Ranch was born.
As the Executive Director of Zuma's Rescue Ranch, Jodi dedicates over 70 volunteer hours a week to operating the ranch, overseeing the four children's programs, conducting public relations and community outreach initiatives, heading fundraising events, educating prospective horse owners on equine care and responsible breeding practices, raising public awareness, and actively rescuing horses from abusive environments.
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning