Cliff Williamson

Cliff WilliamsonCliff Williamson is the director of health and regulatory affairs for the American Horse Council based in Washington D.C.

Cliff grew up in Reva, VA, on his family’s horse farm, participating in both horse and livestock 4-H activities. In 2008 he graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in animal science, where he was an active member of both the animal science club Block & Bridle as well as the agricultural fraternity Alpha Gamma Rho. After graduation he spent 27 months in Nicaragua with the Peace Corps for their Food Security Program. Upon his return to the United States, he spent four years in the animal export industry as the director of animal logistics for T.K. Exports, Inc. In that time he was honored to be appointed to a seat on the board of directors for the Culpepper chapter of the Farm Bureau Federation.

Lynn K. Petr

Lynn K PetrLynn Klimas Petr, MS, is a long-time horse person who blended her passion for horses and her love of teaching together through her master’s thesis project to create Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR). STAR is a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center in its 33rd year of operation located in Lenoir City, TN, with a second site outside Knoxville, TN. Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree in special education and a master’s degree in therapeutic recreation from the University of Tennessee.

Lynn is active in PATH Intl., being a lead Site Visitor for accreditation. She is an Advanced level instructor, a Mentor for instructors and Executive Directors, an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, and a Mentor.

Lynn assisted in the rewrite of the Instructor Certification test many years back and has taken on roles of State Representative, Region Representative, Education Oversight Chair, Health & ED committee member as well as helping to start (and finish) the Faculty Development Task Force, AVTC training revamp and Mentor training review & development. Lynn was also part of the Certification Review & Development Task Force, “Reinventing Certification” work group, the Strategic Initiatives Review Committee and the Baseline Definitions Summit Group. She is a frequent conference presenter at the national and regional levels.

She is committed to assisting PATH Intl. in a constant quest for improvement in the equine-assisted services industry.

Her understanding husband’s name is Larry, her daughter Leah is working in England and son Luke is in the Marine Special Forces.

 

Robin KruegerRobin Krueger

Robin Krueger joined the PATH International Finance Committee in 2017 and of the Board of Trustees in 2018. She brought to this work a passion for the role of horses in therapy and education and previously served over ten years as a Board Member of the Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. She also brought a career of experience in executive financial leadership, accounting and information technology. Robin has filled senior financial leadership roles with an array of early-stage companies, as well as long tenures with both Alaska Airlines and PACCAR. Her expertise includes development of world class financial teams, mergers and acquisitions, capital equipment debt and lease financing, investment management, board operations and all other aspects of financial operations.

Robin holds a master's certificate in accounting from Seattle University and an MBA degree in international business from The George Washington University.
She currently spends her time maintaining a 50-acre farm in Eatonville, Washington. Her primary occupation is riding hunter-jumpers, along with mentoring business students, assisting early-stage technology companies, and reading hundreds of books from her library.

 

jessica normand

Jessica Normand is the Senior Marketing Manager of Equine Pharmaceuticals & Brand for Zoetis, the world’s largest company dedicated solely to animal health. Prior to this role, Jessica was Senior Director of Product Research & Development for SmartPak Equine, where she was a passionate leader in equine nutrition for over fifteen years. Jessica helped to found SmartPak’s world class Customer Care team, led the early development of SmartSupplements™, a leading line of equine nutritional supplements, and was part of the team that developed the ColiCare colic surgery reimbursement program. Throughout her career Jessica has been focused on helping horses live healthier lives, and has worked extensively with horse owners, equine veterinarians, and farriers, alike.

From 2015-2018 Jessica was an active volunteer for Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes, a PATH Intl. Member Center in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, before relocating. Jessica was a member of the PATH Equine Welfare Committee from 2017 to 2019, has been a member of the Governance Committee since 2019, and joined the PATH Intl. Board of Trustees in 2019. She is also a past presenter at the PATH Intl. Equine Welfare Workshop and Virtual Conference.

Jessica holds an A.S. in Equine Industries and a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a M.B.A. from Babson College. A lifelong rider, Jessica’s main equine partner is a Lippitt Morgan gelding named Sawyer who excels at Western Dressage to trail obstacles. Jessica resides outside of Bozeman, Montana, where her significant other is Director of the Farrier School at Montana State University. Their herd also includes a retired German Riding Pony, and several other beloved critters.

 

adam daurio 2021Adam Daurio is an accomplished executive director and attorney, with experience in, knowledge of, and passion for the equestrian, livestock and agricultural industries.

From 2004 to 2010, Daurio's legal practice included agricultural law, real estate and business law, general contracts, nonprofit organizations and western lifestyle consultation. From 2010 to 2014, Daurio was the executive director of a public charity that provided equine-assisted services and other educational experiences to individuals with special needs. In 2014, Daurio became the director of administration for Colorado State University’s Temple Grandin Equine Center.

Daurio received undergraduate degrees in agricultural extension and event management, and agricultural economics, from Colorado State University, and his Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming Law School.

Daurio’s philanthropic work includes volunteering as a board or committee member for PATH International, the Colorado State Fair Foundation, the Western Stock Show Association, and the American Quarter Horse Foundation.

Daurio’s hobbies include showing Quarter Horses in western all-around, reining and cowhorse events, as well as being an avid boot camp and CrossFit fitness participant. He lives in Parker, CO with his five-year-old twins, Caprice and Branton.

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