BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board Member

Joseph Garcia

Joseph Garcia is originally from Bernalillo, NM and has worked as a fire fighter for the Albuquerque Fire Rescue for the past 13 years. 


He is a husband and father to a new baby boy and stepfather to a 7 year old. Joseph has always been interested in horses. His pastime hobbies include roping and ranching.

He began volunteering with Horses For Healing,  as a horse trainer and farrier. He serves on the board because Claire is a great friend to all and he believes in her leadership and the mission of the organization. Joseph was also Board President for two terms, starting in 2013.

Board Member

Jeff Sharp

Jeff lives near Horses For Healing and came to know about it when he donated one of his team roping horses, Roscoe, who had an injury that precluded him from competition.

 

Jeff works in the municipal finance business and team ropes as much as possible for fun.  He just recently joined the Horses for Healing board and is looking forward to helping insure that the organization can continue to provide outstanding service to it is the clients and the community. 

Board Member

Brandon Gore

Brandon Gore has been with Horses For Healing since the beginning. He started working with HFH in order to assist with equine and personnel safety with the larger groups and progressed to individual instruction on communication and riding techniques. He now serves on the Board of Directors and assists with site safety. 

 

Brandon currently works in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy.  He has been riding horses since the age of 3, where he competed in team roping and bulldogging from 4-H, high school, and college, to the local ProRodeo circuit. 

 

His background consists of serving with Marine D. Co. 4th Recon Bn. from 2005-2011 with a combat deployment to Anbar province Iraq where he was involved in direct action assignments with the purpose of detaining HVT’s in support of OIF. 

 

Brandon’s main focus as a Board member is to make sure that his brothers and sisters in the armed forces and their families get what they need, and try to share some of his own experience and love with the equine community so that they can have a safe and effective place to heal and get the most out of life after committing so much of theirs to this country.

Board President

Andrew Burr

Andrew Burr is the current Board President of Horses For Healing. He has been married for 29 years to Kami Burr. and has two children named Alek, 20 and Baylor, 15.

 

Andrew has been involved with multiple family business and spent many years on various ranching operations in New Mexico and Texas. 

 

He managed and successfully operated a 300-head cow calf operation in North Central Texas from 1982-1983, at the age of 17.  He was also a New Mexico delegate to serve and travel to Zimbabwe, Africa for the preservation of the Black Rhino Conservancy.  In his spare time, Andrew ropes, skis, fishes and love the outdoors.

Andrew graduated in 1985 from from Texas Christian University in AA Ranch Management and has a BS Animal Science Business and Nutrition/Reproduction from NMSU

 

He currently is the CFO of New Mexican Kennels, Inc.  and is the President of the Village Mercantile Store, LLC. 

 

Andrew has served on several other boards including the Corrales Equestrian Advisory Commission, New Mexico Governors' Trail Commission and National Cattle Growers Association.

Board Member

Dr. Donna Kwilosz

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