Meet Your New Executive Director!
Amber’s experience and knowledge has already had an impact on Forward Stride and its devoted community. Since Amber took over as Interim Executive Director in October of 2017, Forward Stride has stabilized an unwieldy budget, set the stage for sustainable program growth, and seen a significant uptick in engagement from within and outside our community.Many longtime members of our community are excited to see Amber take on this position.
Amber possesses a unique combination of talents, traits, and gifts, that clearly designates that she is our obvious choice for leadership. She has created a community of unparalleled inclusivity, with an umbrella of warmth and humor that makes Forward Stride such a safe, comforting and enjoyable place to simply be.
I truly admire Amber, and will never be able to thank her enough for the time and patience she has devoted to my riding and progression into horse ownership and the show world. She has been my guidance throughout 10 years of riding, and has helped me move past obstacles and uncertainty in both my life and in the equestrian world because of her devotion to teaching, her students, and Forward Stride’s mission.
I have ridden with Amber at Forward Stride for over a year. I have found her to be the best dressage coach I have ever had, EVER! She cares about the welfare of both me and my horse. She shares my triumphs and helps them happen. When I have bad days she helps me compensate. I cannot think of anyone better to take the reins of Forward Stride!
Forward Stride has experienced turnover in leadership but now we have a leader who is firmly rooted in the organization’s history and community. With a community member at the head, everyone who loves Forward Stride can be sure that its leader is committed to the mission and to the people. Forward Stride is striding forward stronger than ever!