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bod bryan rosenbergBryan Rosenberg, Chair

Bryan is VP of IT for First American Title Insurance Company, the nation's second largest title insurance company and a Fortune 500 company, currently working on operational readiness related to new compliance rules for all technology platforms at First American. Before joining First American in July, 2005, Bryan was North Carolina State Manager for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company. Prior to joining the title industry, Bryan was an attorney in private practice in the area of mergers and acquisitions, tax and estate planning. He graduated from Norman A. Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University in 1993 and was admitted to practice in the same year. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar. He is also a member of the North Carolina Bar Association where he served a three year term on the Real Property Council. He is past president of the North Carolina Land Title Association where he received the Sam Mann award to recognize a new generation of leaders in the title industry. Bryan is a frequent speaker at industry meetings and teaches continuing education for both attorneys and title professionals all across the country. Bryan has ridden horses since he was 8 years old. As a junior, he rode in Big Eq. and Large Junior Working Hunter. As a young amateur he rode both hunters and jumpers and then took a 25 year break. He came back to riding as an Amateur show hunter and lives on a horse farm in Southern Pines with his wife Kim. They enjoy traveling, hiking and gardening (both flower gardening and vegetables).
bod joan hilsmanHeidi Grimm Powell, Vice-Chair

Heidi, originally from Rochester, NY is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel who served on active duty for over 20 years in a variety of positions to include Deputy Commander, 5th Personnel Group at Fort Lewis, Washington; senior Strength Manager in 2nd Infantry Division, South Korea; and Associate Professor and Instructor in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Air Force Academy. She was also part of the US Army’s World Class Athlete Program as professional triathlete competing all around the globe and serving as an ambassador for the US Army while winning several National and Military World championship titles. After retiring from the US Army Heidi worked for the United States Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs, CO for three years as a program manager in the Paralympic Division overseeing a collaborative effort between the USOC and the Department of Defense creating adaptive sports programs for wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Heidi holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Siena College, a Masters in Physical Education from the University of Georgia, and a Masters of International Relations from Troy State University. Heidi started riding horse with her mom at 5 years old and enjoyed fox hunting, pony club, trail riding, and competing in hunters, jumpers and eventing all throughout her young life. She continues to ride and compete her two American Thoroughbreds in eventing, and spends time volunteering at CHP and other local agencies. Heidi and her husband, Dr. Doug Powell, a critical care physician, enjoy living in downtown Southern Pines.
bod bryan rosenbergJohn Miller, Treasurer

John has served as chief investment officer since joining Cone Health in 2011. He has senior administrative responsibility for capital market activities, including investments, debt and general banking services. Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia. Miller is a certified treasury professional of the Association for Finance Professionals and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He also serves on the board of Proficient Health, Inc. and is a board member and vice president of the North Carolina Treasury Management Association. John and his wife, Amy, are avid volunteers at the Carolina Horse Park and are currently building a home in Vass, NC.
bod audrey wigginsAudrey Wiggins, Secretary

Audrey grew up riding and training horses in the sport of Eventing in Ocala, FL. She moved permanently to Moore County after graduating with a BS degree in Sports Medicine from St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC. Audrey currently competes her event horse, Spook Hill At Last, aka 'Oliver'. She is a graduate HA pony clubber and has also worked with the US Eventing Association's Area II Young Rider program as the Junior/Yound Rider Coordinator. For the last 15 years Audrey has held her Real Estate Broker license and is currently serving the Moore County and surrounding areas as a Residential Home, Farm and Land Specialist with DeSell & Co Realty Group in downtown Southern Pines. In addidition to her Realtor duties, she is also a licensed Residential Contractor and a Water lines and Sewer Contractor serving as the contractor of record for Peabody Contracting Inc which specializes in grading, clearing , site prep, water lines and sewer installations and barn/farm construction projects.
annie eldridge v2Annie Eldridge

Annie competed through upper-levels of eventing before an illness abruptly ended her riding career. She has spent her winters in Southern Pines since 1985. Today she owns and operates Setters' Run Farm (SRF) in Vass, NC. SRF is a very high-end competitive eventing facility and breeding operation producing young horses and high perfromance eventing horses including great results and success at the world's most presitgeous competitions. Annie volunteers faithfully at the Carolina Horse Park and has been an active supporter of the Park's many activities since its inception in 1998. Annie is a major advocate for land preservation and conservation of wildlife and open space, which makes the Park a cause near and dear her heart.
bod joan hilsmanRobin Greenwood

Robin grew up on Cape Cod where she started riding at age 6. She began showing on the A circuit at 16 as a student of Ronnie Mutch at Nimrod Farm. After graduation from Smith College, Robin relocated to Weston Ct and took up showing full time. In 1976 she won USEF National Amateur Owner Horse of the Year with her horse Twentieth Century Ltd. Turning Professional shortly after, Robin has been a trainer for almost 40 years and she has specialized in both kids and adults. Bringing youngsters like Georgina Bloomberg, Ashley Baker, Caroline Passarelli and currently Erica Felder to the top of the Junior ranks has been the goal of her program. Her students have been Champion at Devon, Washington, Harrisburg and Pony Finals and have won USEF Pony Medal Finals and WIHS Pony Medal Finals. Along with training, Robin has had a large pony breeding business which is well known for producing National level winners. Robin lives and trains at her farm in Southern Pines.
bod joan hilsmanJoan Hilsman

Joan started riding in the Chicago area, at age 6, and then moved with her family to their cattle ranch in Arkansas. After graduating from high school in La Jolla,CA and college at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA, Joan moved to Marblehead, MA and embarked on a 40 yr teaching career, teaching vet tech, zoology, env. sci, and biology. Married for 35 yrs., Joan and her husband, Gil, who works in the oil business, have enjoyed living in many wonderful and varied locations around the planet. They continue to travel extensively & own a farm near the CHP, where Joan keeps her competition horses.
bod pam1Pamela Kantorowski

Pamela is a native of Cooperstown NY and received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1987.  She then moved to North Carolina to attend Duke University School of Medicine, graduating in 1991.  She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency at the University of Louisville and then University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.  After being on staff as a clinical assistant professor at UNC for three years, she moved to Pinehurst and has been practicing at the Southern Pines Women's Health Center since 1999.  Pam has held many physician leadership positions and currently is the Board Chair for the Surgery Center of Pinehurst as well as the Board Chair for First Carolina Care Insurance.  She was also selected to participate in the FirstHealth Physician Leadership Academy in 2014 through to the present where she has learned much about leadership styles, effective team building, governance and the changing landscape of healthcare finance. Pam lives here with her husband, Michael, who works for the Moore County Sheriff Department, and her two daughters.  Pam became involved with the equestrian community in the Southern Pines area once her older daughter started riding at age 6.  The prospect of just having a pony to ride around the backyard quickly grew to a farm of four horses.  She became an avid supporter of the Carolina Horse Park, both while volunteering and watching her girls compete over the years.  Her older daughter, Mikaela, has competed in Eventing through the 1* level and has continued to ride while attending college at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.  Her younger daughter, Maia, attends The O'Neal School and has also taken up the sport of Eventing and aspires to reach the NAJYRCs someday.
bod pam1Dana Pigford

Dana is a Birmingham, AL native who fell in love with the Sandhills in 1996 while traveling with her dressage horses. Dana attended Auburn University and has served on the Board of the Auburn University Rural Studio. A Hanoverian sport horse breeder, Dana stood the stallion, Galaxy, delivered foals, and competed her homebreds in eventing and dressage for many years in the southeast. During this time, she also served on The American Hanoverian Board. As a volunteer, she helped organize the Cahaba Horse Trials and Birmingham Dressage Competitions. After purchasing a farm here in 1996, she was introduced to Combined Driving so her dressage horses then became her FEI driving horses and her passion. An active wildlife protector and birder, she also has served on the Alabama Wildlife Center board. Her farm in Birmingham is a “Martin Landlord” location offering 90 plus housing opportunities for the migrating Purple Martins. Her other passions are Australian Shepherds, gardening, guinea fowl and watercolor. She currently divides her time between Ripridge Farm in Birmingham and Pinehurst.
Claire ReidClaire Reid

Ms. Reid has recently retired from the Oracle Corporation as a Senior Vice President, where she was responsible for all due diligence sales performance projections and delivery analysis during Oracle's very acquisitive 7 year period, which included the acquisition of Sun Microsystems. She was recruited by the Oracle Corporation in 1998 to run their Public Sector consulting services in North America. Ms. Reid has an MS in Management Science and Engineering and an MA in Mathematics and began her career as a programmer before joining Bearing Point (Peat, Marwick, Mitchell) where she became a partner in their consulting division. In 1988 Ms. Reid founded a Technology firm, which was eventually sold to a technology investment firm. Ms. Reid is active with the Brandywine Museum and Conservancy, the American Driving Society, Moore County Driving Club, Young Drivers Camp and the National Sporting Museum and Library. Claire lives in Southern Pines where she drives Welsh Ponies and competes at the CDE Intermediate Level with a pair or a four-in-hand. She is a member of the Ladies Coaching Club, the Four-in-hand Club, the Moore County Driving Club and the Aiken Driving Club. She is responsible for an annual Young Drivers Camp which is sponsored by the ADS and includes Advanced Drivers who are sponsored by the USEF. She is co-organizer of the Pine Tree CDE in the Fall and the Southern Pines CDE in the Spring. She also plays golf and enjoys traveling.
Kelly ValdezKelly Valdes

Kelly began her equestrian career in Cheshire, Pennsylvania fox hunting and eventing. She worked for Frolic Weymouth in Chadds Ford, PA in 1974 and that’s where she traded in the riding saddle for a set of driving harness. In the late 70’s she helped to organize the Chesterland and Radnor Driving Events. In the 80’s, Kelly was introduced to the international driving scene as navigator for Deidre Pirie competing at the Windsor Horse Show and at the 1982 four in hand world championships in Appledorn, Holland. Kelly began her own business named Driving Disciplines, teaching horse and rider how to be safe and competitive. In 1989 Kelly was privileged to drive a pair of Dutch warm bloods, sponsored by Peter Wetherill, to the world championships held in Lake Balaton, Hungry. Kelly was the USET national single champion in 1996 and 1997 and the 1998 silver medalist at the singles world championship in Ebbs, Austria. Kelly moved to Southern Pines in 2000 to manage Clair Reid’s Big Sky Farm and help with her welsh ponies. Kelly helps to organize the Pine Tree and Southern Pines Combined Driving Events. She is currently chairman of young drives for the American Driving Society and also runs the young drivers camp at Big Sky farm held every summer.
bod lefreda newLefreda Williams

Lefreda has fox hunted for 40 years, and evented and shown horses for 50 years. She has been a Horse Trials Organizer since 1970 and was a member of the Board of Governors of USCTA for thirteen years. She is a founding director and has served both vice president and president of the Carolina Horse Park Foundation. She continues to be a director on the CHPF board. Lefreda was named one of the Ten Most Influential People in Moore County for the year 2000. She continues her long and successful eventing career competing at events throughout the east coast.


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