Mikkayla has been a volunteer with Heartland since August, but has already had a huge impact on the riders she regularly sidewalks with on Wednesday and Thursday. She eagerly accepts extra positions when subs are needed during the week and has volunteered for several special events including the Mid-American Charity Horse Show. Mikkayla had limited access to horses growing up in Ogden, UT, but is making up for lost time by taking riding lessons as well as volunteering for Heartland and Changing Leads Equine Rescue. She hopes to have her own ranch in the future. Mikkayla is currently stationed at Ft. Leavenworth where she actively serves in the U.S. Army as a Private First Class. She has been in the Army for a little over a year as a Correctional Officer. She also enjoys portrait photography in her spare time. Thank you, Mikkayla, for your hard work and dedication.
Ann has been volunteering at Heartland for over a year. She is currently a leader and ring attendant on Monday evenings. She assisted with our Horse Show and Camp in May; and she has supported our Tux n’ Boots event, too. Ann grew up riding and showing horses. She has been married to Brent for 30 years. They have three children: Nick, Madelyn, and Jay. Ann graduated from KU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and worked in advertising until motherhood consumed her time. She currently works as a paraprofessional at Indian Valley Elementary in the Blue Valley School District. Ann also coaches ‘Girls on the Run’ in her spare time! Thank you, Ann, for your hard work and dedication!