We are most excited to have you come to USC and we're really looking forward to a fun competition.
Head Equestrian Coach, University of South Carolina
NAES is proud to include the following individuals as Charter Members
of our Advisory Board of Directors.
The importance of having quite reputable representatives of
major business will help us to direct our business in the
most important and profitable ways.
While the Board has no
authority to make decisions, the advice and counsel each member
gives is important in the business operation. In addition,
each member is a good and trusted friend for many years; therefore
their advice is very valuable.
The importance of having such an advisory body is that potential
clients can feel assured that NAES' business is run in
the most accurate and efficient way possible.
Should you have any questions concerning the members listed
below please feel free to call us and discuss your questions,
2006 - USDF Intermediare I - 14th in USA (All Breeds)
USET Team Member of the 1991 Pan American Games -
Team Silver Medialist. USDF Gold Medalist. Multiple
USEF and Regional Championships.
1996 to Present - Training and coaching in mid-Atlantic
region. Conducting clinics throughout the U.S., including
Arizona, California, Connecticut, Minnesota, Ohio,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Kathy is currently competing her young horses in USEF
levels through Intermediare I. Her students range
in experience from green to Grand Prix. Kathy has
developed a systematic but sympathetic approach toward
the classical development of the horse and rider based
upon her competition and training experiences which
compliments the goals of active competitors and beginners.
With decades of experience, Kathy posses extensive
knowledge of the equine industry and an innate understanding
Martin G. Crabo, DVM
Martin G. Crabo, DVM, is a practicing equine veterinarian in
Phoenix, AZ. He received his degree in veterinary medicine
with honors from the University of Minnesota College
of Veterinary Medicine in 1990, after which he completed
an internship in large animal medicine and surgery at
Washington State University. Following the internship,
Dr. Crabo joined Chaparral Animal Hospital in Phoenix,
Arizona, and is currently a partner in the hospital.
Now an owner of Chaparral Animal Hospital, Dr. Crabo has
helped the hospital grow from a general mixed animal
practice to its current status. The hospital now also
serves as an equine referral center and employs seven
veterinarians including specialists in equine surgery,
medicine and reproduction. Along with his wife Barbara,
Dr. Crabo also owns Four Peaks Farm of Scottsdale, Arizona,
where they breed and compete Three Day Event horses.
Professionally he has a special interest in equine sports
medicine and reproduction, blending well with the Sport
Dr. Crabo is a long-standing member of the American Association
of Equine Practitioners, American Veterinary Medical
Association, Society of Theriogenology, World Equine
Veterinary Association, Arizona Veterinary Medical Association,
and Arizona Academy of Veterinary Practice. He also
has served as an expert witness in numerous cases of
Patrick J. Davis
Mr. Davis is an avid horseman who regularly
represents and counsels those in the horse industry,
including veterinarians, trainers, farriers and boarding
facilities. He is also a regular columnist for Arizona's
equine publication, Bridle and Bit.
Mr. Davis is a Member of the prestigious Scottsdale
based law firm of Titus, Brueckner & Berry . He
has litigated commercial cases in state and federal
courts for over 14 years, gaining extensive experience
in Equine law, business torts and construction defect
cases. His successes include a $3,690,000 July verdict
in a construction defect action.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Davis practiced with
law firms in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. He also
served as judicial law clerk for the Honorable Earl
H. Carroll. United States District Court, District of
Arizona, from 1989-1991.
J.D., Arizona State University, College of Law, 1989
B.A., (Management), Brown University, 1986
COURT ADMISSIONS New Jersey, 1989
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1989
District of Columbia, 1991
New York, 1991
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1991
Member - State Bar of Arizona
Scottsdale Mounted Sheriff's Posse, Captain Scottsdale
Education Foundation, Board Member
Represents many veterinarians, horse trainers, horse
owners, and horse facilities.
Represents major national equipment leasing companies
in replevin, foreclosure, and connection proceedings.
Represents the City of Casa Grande.
Represents Top Flight Steel, International Cordage and
many other regional and national contractors, subcontractors,
Titus, Brueckner & Berry
8377 E. Hartford Drive, Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Ms. Shawna Dietrich
Shawna Dietrich has owned and operated Dietrich & Company
for the past 26 years. The company specializes in insuring
show hunters, jumpers, eventing horses, dressage horses
and a variety of Sport horses. The company's services
are marketed to farms, ranches and individuals.
Showing extensively as a junior exhibitor under the tutelage
of Brass Lantern Farm, Nashville, TN helped to provide
Ms. Dietrich with the skills necessary to work as a
professional horsewoman in Nashville for two and one
half years and Rhode Island for three years. In addition
Ms. Dietrich co-managed the American Jumping Derby in
1976 and 1977. Dietrich Insurance was formed in 1978.
She currently owns Fox Hill farm in Simpsonville, KY. The
farm specializes in providing lay-up and post operative
care for race and show horses.
Ms. Dietrich's memberships include that of the Long
Run Hounds; (Member, Board of Directors). The USA Equestrian,
Inc. currently licenses Ms. Dietrich as a C-1 Steward;
(She held "R," or Registered status as a judge
for over 20 years). She also served as Zone 5 Chairman
and was member of the USA Equestrian, Inc. board of
Recent speaking engagements include the University of Kentucky's
Law School symposium on Equine Law in 1995 and 1996.
She has been asked to speak at numerous insurance and
Kathy Johnson is the owner of Willoway Farm, Inc., a hunter
and jumper training facility in Scottsdale, AZ. Along
with her husband, Dave, she has built her training business
into one of the most successful in the country.
Her horses have won numerous state and national championships
including the 1998 National Champion Small Junior Working
Hunter and Regular Working Hunter with "Code of
Honor," (The first horse to win the country in
two divisions in the same year). Her horses have won
the Hunter of the Year for Arizona since the award's
inception many years ago.
Kathy's education includes an undergraduate degree in teaching
from Northern Illinois University with a double major
in Biology and Education. In addition, she took graduate
level classes in Special Education from Arizona State
Her memberships include USA Equestrian, the ASPCA, PCHA,
AHJA, CHJA and other state and national associations.
She has served on the Boards of Directors for AZ. Horse
Exhibitors Association and the Town and Country Equestrian
Association (IL). She also was on the teaching staff
in the Equine Science Department at Scottsdale Community
Kathy's focus on teaching centers on her student's growing
abilities to "do their own thing." In other
words, each pupil has to have the desire and abilities
to perform well in whatever horse show division is appropriate
for them. The use of Willoway's professional riders
from time to time, aid in making sure that both horse
and rider "match" when owner and horse perform
together in the ring.
Craig A. Koopman
Certified Public Accountant
Born in Iowa, Craig spent his boyhood years in Texas
and graduated from Arizona Sate University in 1971,
where he was a member of Beta Alpha Psi (national accounting
fraternity), and president of the ASU Accounting Association.
Working with his father in his family-owned residential
construction business acquainted Craig with various
aspects of running a business. Following graduation,
he spent time in the U.S. Army, reaching a rank of Captain.
In 1975, Craig became a CPA and in 1977, started his
own full service accounting and consulting firm providing
services to individual and business clientele. Since
then, his firm has successfully passed all quality standards
in routine firm peer reviews conducted by the highly
regarded AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants Private Companies Practice Section). He
is also a member of the Arizona Society of Certified
Public Accountants (ASCPA).
Working with a number of entrepreneurs from a wide variety
of industries, Craig is highly regarded for his knowledge
and work in the areas of personal and business income
tax compliance and financial planning, as well as IRS
negotiations and communication. Also, having been a
horse breeder, Craig is well known for his expertise
in equine accounting and taxation. He has been a long-time
member of the American Horse Council and various other
state and local organizations.
Achieving his securities license in 1996 has complemented
Craig's comprehensive financial service to his
clientele. Craig is a Registered Representative of AIG
Over the past few decades, Craig has worked with hundreds
of individuals and small to medium-sized businesses.
His philosophy of providing highly personalized tax,
accounting and investment services has resulted in the
forming of countless rewarding business relationships.
The fact that most of his new clients come from existing
clients--many of whom have been with him for over 25
years attests to his genuine and professional approach
to caring for those he serves.
has been involved in Thoroughbred horse racing
business for over 30 years.
Scotty is the son of the deceased NAES Board
Member, Brad Rollins, who was killed in a horse accident
in November, 2006.
"Scotty brings NAES a wealth of racing background. We are honored to have
his extensive background and expertise," announced
Mr. Johnson on August 5th, 2007.
Harry Rosenzweig is the owner of Harry's Fine Jewelry
in Phoenix. The store is a descendant of his grandfather's
begun in 1897 and continued on by Mr. Rosenzweig's
father and uncle.
Educationally, Harry graduated from Arizona State University in 1970
with a degree in Business Administration. In addition,
he earned his certificate in diamond grading from the
Gemological Institute of America.
Following his employment in the family business, Mr. Rosensweig
started his own Harry's Fine Jewelry in 1985, continuing
to this day.
Mr. Rosenzweig's memberships include The Valley First
Community Bank of Scottsdale where he serves on their
board of directors, the Active 20-30 Club, the Boys
& Girl's Club and the Phoenix Thunderbirds,
which sponsors the annual Phoenix Open golf championship.
Harry's family includes his wife, Debi, and his 17 year old
daughter, Katie, a nationally ranked horsewoman.
Christopher M Tousley, LUTCF
Chris Tousley, LUTCF is a multi-line insurance and financial
services professional in Scottsdale, Arizona. Chris
graduated from The University Of Michigan with a B.A.
degree in 1988. He started his insurance career in 1989
with Farm Family Insurance Companies in Great Barrington,
MA. Four years later, Chris relocated to Hunterdon County,
New Jersey with Farm Family and then to Arizona in the
fall of 1994 with Farm Bureau Financial Services.
Chris' background includes over 14 years of experience in providing
a comprehensive range of personalized insurance and
financial services to his clients. In particular, Chris
has extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of
Equine Liability, Business/Commercial Insurance, and
Estate and Retirement planning. He holds licenses in
all lines of insurance, including Securities. Chris
is an associate member of the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation,
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors,
Association of Health Insurance Advisors, a Registered
Representative with the NASD and a Fellow of the Life
Underwriters Training Counsel.
Chris is a past president of the Scottsdale chapter of the
National Association Of Insurance and Financial Advisors.
He has also served on numerous advisory boards and product
development committees for Farm Bureau Financial Services
and is currently a designated Commercial Insurance Specialist
for the state of Arizona.
In addition to his professional activities, Chris enjoys
golf, cooking, movies, traveling, sports, and coaching.
Chris resides in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife Devra,
who is a realtor, and their two children, David and
Ellie Trueman is a principal in The Trueman Communications
Group, a marketing, public relations and strategic planning
company incorporated in 1990 and located in Poolesville,
Maryland, 20 miles northwest of Washington, DC. Specializing
in equestrian sport, current clients include Ariat,
Hermes, Nutramax Laboratories (Cosequin), Dover Saddlery,
NAERIC, Horseware Ireland and PetsMart, Inc.
Trueman serves on a number of boards and committees related
to the equestrian industry including USA Equestrian
Marketing Committee. She has served on The Washington
International Horse Show Board for 10 years and co-chairs
the Rickman Farm Horse Park Board. Trueman also is on
the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Marketing
Trueman was formerly the Sr. Vice President of Marketing and
Communications for the National Alliance of Business
(NAB) in Washington DC and prior to being recruited
for NAB, was the Director of Marketing and Economic
Development under New Hampshire Governor John Sununu.
Trueman received her undergraduate degree with a double major
and with Distinction in English from Emmanuel College
in Boston, MA, and was one of 50 US students selected
to study at Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, England. She
did her graduate work in media communications at Boston
Trueman is the recipient of several marketing awards including
a Presidential Award from Ronald Reagan for the design
of marketing programs targeted to America's youth
and a Points of Light Award from President George Bush
for the national Work Works Campaign. In 2002, she was
named Humanitarian of the Year by the Montgomery County
Trueman currently has 12 horses including two miniature horses
and a Death Valley Burro and is an active competitor
in adult amateur hunter divisions.
Matt is the Computer Services Assistant Director and is Network
Engineer for Casa Grande Union High School. His duties
with the high school include managing 2 Cisco Routers
and 50 Cisco Switches, handling all network security,
3000 users, 1 Microsoft Exchange Server as well as managing
a staff of junior colleagues.
Matthew has over 10 years of experience working in the IT industry
and holds top Career Certifications from Microsoft and
Cisco Systems. Matthew received much of his training
in the United States Marine Corps where he was granted
a Top Secret Security Clearance and attended Computer
Security Schools on behalf of the NSA. Matthew currently
lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife of 6 years
Heather and his 2 year old daughter Annabella Grace.
Current Career Certifications include: Microsoft Certified Systems
Engineer - 2000, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator,
and Cisco Certified Network Associate. Matthew is currently
pursuing the next level of Cisco Certification, Cisco
Certified Network Professional.
Senior Vice President and Financial Center Manager,
The Harris Bank
Kristin Warren is Senior Vice President and Financial Center
Manager with the Carefree Financial Center of The Harris
Bank N.A. Ms. Warren works with individuals to understand
their banking needs and provide comprehensive solutions
to help them attain their financial goals. Ms. Warren
joined The Harris in 1985 and has served in an array
of capacities including Senior Retail Bank Executive
and Sales and Marketing Director of a major market in
suburban Chicago. In 2002, she relocated to Arizona
to join the Carefree Harris team.
Ms. Warren earned a bachelor's degree in Finance from the
University of Arizona
Ms. Warren makes her home in north Scottsdale where she
is involved in numerous community and charitable organizations
such as Kiwanis Club of Carefree, Musicfest and Creative
Women of Pinnacle Peak. She serves on the Board of Directors
for the Foothills Community Foundation and was Sponsorship
Chair of the Sonoran Symphony.
Janyce Brisch-Kanaba and Stephen P. Kanaba
Media People International is owned and operated
by Janyce Brisch-Kanaba and Stephen P. Kanaba. The company,
located in north Phoenix, AZ was established in 1979,
and counts as its clients: The Arizona Department of Transportation, Motorola, Novartis Pharmaceuticals,
Johnson & Johnson LifeScan, Inc., Renaissance International
Hotels & Resorts, Best Western International and
the United States Department of Agriculture.
The company applies the same business-to-business marketing
knowledge to small business owners. Over the past 30
years, the company has received numerous industry
awards including a Rocky Mountain Emmy for a television
special, "Seed to Semiconductor", shown on
The Discovery Channel and PBS.
The company's approach to the clients' advertising and marketing
-Researching the clients' target audience.
-Analyzing the clients' marketing goals.
-Developing an overall marketing strategy.
-Implementation of creative and innovative approaches.
-Measuring of the results.
With a strong background in hands-on production of top quality
electronic media, the company delivers media-independent
content in various forms: print, video, multi-media
and web site development. This strategy provides seamless
In addition, the Kanabas co-authored the popular video
production textbook, "Single-Camera Video Production",
(Published by Simon & Schuster).
Jan holds an undergraduate degree with a double major in
Fine Art and Philosophy from Maryville University in
St. Louis, Mo. with post-graduate work in Marketing
Communications. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science
degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University
of Illinois - Chicago Campus, with an additional
post-graduate Associate Arts Degree in Media Production.
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