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Head Equestrian Coach, University of South Carolina

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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, (623-582-8635).

"Lion", 2006 - USDF Intermediare I - 14th in USA (All Breeds)

Kathy Adams

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 of horses.

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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 Horse business.

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 equine litigation.

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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
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1989
District of Columbia, 1991
Arizona, 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

Community Involvement
Scottsdale Mounted Sheriff's Posse, Captain Scottsdale Education Foundation, Board Member

Representative Engagements
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, and developers.

Patrick Davis
Titus, Brueckner & Berry
8377 E. Hartford Drive, Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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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 Directors.

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 horse-related meetings.

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Kathy Johnson

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 University.

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 College.

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.

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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 Financial Advisors.

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.

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Scotty Rollins

Mr. Rollins 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.

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Harry Rosenzweig

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.

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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 Lauren.

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Ellie Trueman

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 Advisory Committee.

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 College.

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 Humane Society.

Trueman currently has 12 horses including two miniature horses and a Death Valley Burro and is an active competitor in adult amateur hunter divisions.

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Matthew Villanueva

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.

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Kristin Warren
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.

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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 efforts include:
-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 marketing solutions.

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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