MEET THE TROTR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Bolden - Board President
John and his wife, Diane, learned about TROTR through our horse adoptions, having added Darby and Tango (both rescued horses) to their family in 2010. John quickly became invaluable to TROTR with his ability to fix almost anything. He can often be seen on the ranch building new shelters, painting fences, driving the tractor, mucking stalls or working with special needs kids around the ranch. If something needs to get done, John is TROTR's go-to person!
A resident of Woodland since 1985, John has worked in the auto and truck parts industry since 1971. He has owned two businesses in Woodland, along with Diane, and is currently employed as General Manager of Quality Supply, Inc. John has been instrumental to TROTR in helping us win a grant from State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist, which allowed us to upgrade our arena footing, install a ramp so students could easily get on their horses and the means to maintain our beautiful new arena.
Shannon Johnson - Board Vice President
Shannon is the founding member of TROTR and has been here from its inception. She is always smiling and encouraging and is the backbone to our organization. Shannon is a Woodland native and has been involved with horses since the age of 5. She rode on the UCD Eventing team during her senior year in high school and then on the University of Oregon Hunter/Jumper team throughout college. She continues to ride English and pursue personal goals in 3-day eventing. Shannon can be seen around the ranch teaching lessons, driving the tractor and is always available if the need arises.
Professionally, Shannon has her MBA and is the full-time director of the WISE Foundation, a non-profit, international educational program.
Kathleen Walton - Volunteer Coordinator/Secretary
Kathleen’s son Daniel is responsible for her involvement at TROTR. Kathleen began riding horses at age 6, learning English-hunter/jumper, and rode consistently until she was 20. Daniel, having been a TROTR volunteer, knew his horse-loving mom would love to be around horses again. He urged his mom to volunteer at TROTR in 2011. We are a pretty smart bunch at TROTR and quickly knew a good thing when we saw it! She became volunteer coordinator and joined the Board of Directors in October 2012. Kathleen can be found mucking stalls every Saturday (rain or shine), while overseeing our volunteers.
After moving to Woodland in 1995, Kathleen served on the boards of FEMALE (Formerly Employed Mothers At the Leading Edge) and the Woodland Toy Library. She was also a member of the American Association of University Women and co-chair of the Food Tent for the Ferns Park Rebuild in 2007. Being an expert volunteer on many school projects and pageants with her children, she is the perfect fit to be our volunteer coordinator!
Sherry Mackay - Treasurer
Diane Bolden - Board Member
Diane grew up with horses and has a great love for these incredible animals. This love of horses is what brought Diane to TROTR. After adopting two amazing colts, rescued when they were 3 months old, she began volunteering at TROTR doing ranch maintenance and eventually helping with the therapeutic riding program. Diane seems to always be at the ranch, regardless of the time of day and impresses us with her fix it skills and amazing way she has of working with special needs kids. She doesn't seem to know the word "no" and is always willing to help out with any need that arises, including ALWAYS having cold bottled water in the cooler in her truck for hot days!
Diane has been a resident, and business owner in Yolo County since 1999 and is constantly taking on new projects, while taking care of her family. Her kids and grandkids can be found tagging along with Diane, to help out wherever is needed!
Kristin Grimsrud - Board Member
Board member positions are strictly voluntary.