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Mission & Purpose

Save a Horse, Heal a Girl

PURPOSE

1. Rescue horses from situations that are abusive, endangering, or neglectful
2. Provide a home for horses seeking a new purpose
3. Rescue horses in danger 
4. Place rescued horses into forever homes if possible
5. Educate and promote the importance of caring for horses
6. Educate the public on how to help prevent animal cruelty
7. Once rescued, we will work to restore the health of the horse
8. Prepare rescued horses to assist with therapy services within our community

Our Story

How It Started

OUR STORY

Sanctuary Horses was founded with a profound purpose - to rescue horses from abusive, endangering, neglectful situations, as well as those seeking a new purpose, and provide them with a new life filled with love and care. With unwavering determination, we strive to be a safe haven, offering a home to horses in need and rescuing those facing immediate danger. Our mission extends beyond rescue; we are committed to educating the public about the importance of caring for horses and preventing animal cruelty. Additionally, we recognize the transformative power of equine therapy and prepare our rescued horses to serve as partners in therapy services within the community. By highlighting the unique ability of horses to forge deep connections and facilitate emotional healing, we aim to open doors to a new approach in individual, family, and group therapy. Join us in making a positive difference in the lives of these majestic animals.

Meet the Humans
Meet the Humans

OUR TEAM

Kate Hillen

BOARD PRESIDENT

Kate Hillen is an accomplished and goal-oriented businesswoman with a strong background in agriculture. As the President of Sanctuary Horses, she brings the horseman’s passion to the world and advocates for the exceptional rehabilitation of horses. Exuding a dynamic leadership style that motivates, Kate is excited to educate the public on the general welfare for horses of all breeds and disciplines. In the last seven years, she has served as a sales representative for a few global companies within agriculture. Within the last three years, she has built a consulting practice for leafy-green and berry growers nationwide that targets vital guidance to governing management. Through this, Kate has gained experience working with and across sales teams as well as external growers and food processors on creative, editorial, strategic, and tactical levels. Ever since she can remember, she has been fortunate enough to have horses around. Kate now raises and trains her own barrel and rope horses, with a passion to eventually get into reined cowhorses.

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BOARD TREASURER

Kyle Odermann

Kyle Odermann is the founder and Managing Partner of Titan Advisory. He has a varied background as a strategy and financial consultant in various roles throughout his 25+ years of experience within the financial services and investment management industry.

 

In the last 15 years, Mr. Odermann has built a consulting practice at Titan Advisory that focuses on providing strategic guidance to executive management and Boards of Directors. More recently, Mr. Odermann began working with select early-stage ventures, teaming with ownership on general management, strategy, process re-engineering, financial advisory services, business planning services and secession planning.


Prior to founding his consulting practice, Mr. Odermann held leadership roles at American Century Investments and IBM. His broad skill set includes mergers and acquisitions work, strategy development, product and market analysis, complex project management organization design, budget management, financial and business modeling, and the development of performance management systems.


Mr. Odermann received a Bachelor of Art in Economics degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 1996 and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kansas in 1999. Mr. Odermann lives in Pinedale, Wyoming with his wife Audrey where they enjoy the various outdoor activities provided by their mountain west homebase.  They have two children Karter (24) and Alison (23)

Kurt Covert

BOARD DIRECTOR

Kurt Covert is a dedicated and experienced individual who has a deep connection to his agricultural roots. Born and raised on a farm and cattle ranch in the south central valley of California, Kurt spent his formative years working on the farm, gaining valuable skills and knowledge about the agricultural industry. He dedicated his time and efforts to the farm until his early 20s, where he then transitioned into the construction field, specializing in dirt and paving work.

Despite his new career path, Kurt never forgot his farming roots and continued to lend a helping hand whenever his father needed assistance on the farm. In 2012, Kurt made a significant move to Wyoming, seeking new opportunities and experiences. He initially worked for a conservation company, where he further honed his skills and developed a passion for environmental preservation.

After a year in the conservation industry, Kurt found his calling in the Wyoming Department of Transportation. Since joining the department, he has been an integral part of the team, contributing his expertise and dedication to ensuring safe and efficient transportation systems for the community.

Outside of his professional life, Kurt is a loving father to three children who are his pride and joy. He values family above all else and strives to create a nurturing and supportive environment for his loved ones.

As a board member of Sanctuary Horses, Kurt brings his diverse background and strong work ethic to the table. His experience in agriculture, construction, and transportation, coupled with his passion for environmental preservation, make him a valuable asset to the organization. Kurt's dedication to his community and his commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others make him an excellent choice for the position of board member at Sanctuary Horses.

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Jackie Hillen

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jackie’s extensive background in the finance and real estate industry has kept her busy the past 30+ years. Jackie is currently working as a realtor in Sublette County, Wyoming, but has added an additional trade to her portfolio as the Executive Director for Sanctuary Horses. 

With a resourceful and problem-solving background Jackie is charged with setting high expectations, promoting individual/organizational goals and applying expertise to key aspects of executing the organizational mission.

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