Leanna’s journey with Forward Stride began as a volunteer, where her love of the barn and the incredible impact of equine-assisted mental health treatment merged. Now, as a part of the staff, she is able to draw on her years of experience in nonprofit development and lifetime love of horses. Leanna is especially excited to support the rest of the Forward Stride team in all aspects of the day-to-day management of the facility, whether it be fixing a fence in the morning and hosting a tour moments later.

When she’s not at the barn, Leanna can be found exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband, weightlifting, or reading with her cat, Ralphie.