Lori Candelaria

Lori Candelaria

Office Manager since 2012 Lori rejoined staff in 2014 as an Executive Assistant after previously serving as interim Volunteer Coordinator and volunteering. She now manages the office and makes sure our operations run smoothly. Lori moved from the Bay Area in 2010 and...
Tamara Lipanovich

Tamara Lipanovich

PATH International Certified Riding Instructor since 2014 Tamara Lipanovich is a wife, mother to five, and grandmother to a small herd. She has ridden horses most of her life and enjoys riding a variety of disciplines ranging from Western trail riding to English...
Lauren Bender

Lauren Bender

PATH International Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor Lauren fell in love with horses early on in her life, but it wasn’t until she volunteered at a center in Fresno that she knew she was going to make a long term career out of therapeutic riding instruction. She...
Suzi Lawton

Suzi Lawton

Volunteer Coordinator of the Year Suzi joined Project R.I.D.E. as a volunteer in August 2008 and now works in our offices as an Outreach Coordinator, ensuring we have the volunteers we need for our program. With a past career in finance, Suzi has a passion for...
Marisa DeSalles

Marisa DeSalles

Community Outreach Manager Since 2008 Marisa DeSalles started volunteering with Project R.I.D.E. in 2003 and returned as a staff member in 2008. Marisa’s favorite part of her role at Project R.I.D.E. is watching new riders overcome their fears. She lives with...