Our Team

Jeanine Judkins

Executive Director

With a back ground in business and horsemanship Jeanine brings her management, organizational and years of teaching skills to Scooter's Place.

“I never dreamed I would be doing what I have the honor of doing on a daily basis with Scooter's Place.

I thought I was going to help Scooter's Place by putting together a barn that Carrie and I could share together so they could run lessons out of the rain. After observing lessons and seeing all of the good that the program was doing I had to keep it going when there was a chance it was going to close.

Today we are in a location that provides us the opportunity to grow. In just a short time we have seen so much growth in the families we are working with. Our facility lets us continue sessions year round and that has proven to have a really positive effects on our students.

Every week we see the wonderful strides each of our students accomplish. We are a part of a lot of “firsts”. Whether it's seeing tears in the eyes of a father seeing his son get on the horse and participate in an activity for the first time or a mother who walks next to her son as he takes his first steps walking when she had been told he would spend the rest of his life in a wheel chair.

Being a part of the Scooter's Place family is humbling. The tremendous amount of generosity from our volunteers who work diligently to help accomplish the goals of the students and the program. Those who bring so much to the program where our motto is “Let's see what we can do” and attitude make things happen for our students.

Our goals are to continue to educate the public on what we do, to develop our donation and scholarship programs so we can help as many families as we can and to build our volunteer force. We have planned phases of improvement to our facility that will effect the services we provide and for the continued health of our horses.”

Lesli Verellen

Horse Health Manager / Senior Volunteer