Equine Management Program Director

Chesapeake Energy School of Business

B.S. Middle Tennessee State University 2009, Majored in Horse Science, minored in Chemistry

M.S. Middle Tennessee State University 2012, Horse Science concentrating in Equine Education

Certified Horseman’s Association 2011, Western and English

Personal Mission and Purpose

My mission is to create opportunities and find solutions for students, and to help them set and achieve their goals. I believe teaching is a great responsibility and have an appreciation for horses and the lessons they teach us. I enjoy using horses as a teaching and coaching tool, that students can use to learn technical skills, as well as learning life lessons and skills they can carry for the rest of their lives.

Background and Experience

Showed in working cow horse, reining, ranch cutting, ranch trail, ranch pleasure, western pleasure, western horsemanship and hunt seat. Competed in the following associations: National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), American Ranch Horse Association (ARHA), American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), American Stock Horse Association (ASHA), American Paint Horse Association (APHA) and Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA).

Favorite Quotes

“You can suffer the pain of change or suffer remaining the way you are.”  – Joyce Meyer


“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” –Albert Einstein


“Great coaches do three things- 1) they make us have conversations we don’t want to have, 2) they make us do things we don’t want to do, 3) they help us become something we never thought we could be.” – Dr. Colby Jubenville


“The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry.  Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. Then he said to the tree, ‘May no one ever eat fruit from you again.’ And his disciples heard him say it.” Mark 11:12-14

Professional Accomplishments and Associations

  • 2011 IHSA National Champion Alumni Reining
  • 2011 IHSA National Third Place Alumni Horsemanship
  • 2012 ASHA Region 3 Open Champion Reining, Trail and Pleasure
  • 2015 IHSA National’s qualifier Open Reining (coach)

Member of:

  • Equine Science Society
  • National Affiliation of Equine Affiliated Academics
  • American Paint Horse Association
  • Certified Horseman’s Association


  • Intro to Equine Science
  • Equine Management I
  • Equine Evaluation
  • Basic Horsemanship
  • Equine Management II
  • Intermediate Horsemanship
  • Advanced Horsemanship