Rebecca Mankiller, CNM, CFRE
Interim Executive Director
BIO COMING SOON!
I am from San Pablo, California. I first learned about White Horse Youth Ranch from the President of WHY Ranch, Miss Amy Meyer. During conversations with Amy, we found that we had a mutal love of the well being of children. We both shared a passion for helping develop our community's children to become more resilient to the fast paced and ever changing environment that they face every day. A world where we see social media is exploiting our children's personal life. A world where our family unit is facing challenges ranging from: divorce, sexual, physical and mental abuse. They are now facing bullying and cyber-bullying. Our children need love and compassion. They are valuable and can overcome the challenges that they face.
Recently, I recognized that God has called on me to help the children and families of our community. I am called upon to demonstrate and share the love that the Lord has put in my heart with the children and parents of our community. To help those in need of a positive role model.
Deuteronomy 31:8 "...It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you;he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." That is my favorite scripture, although I feel fear, it helps me to push through that fear and stay on course.
Something that few of my friends know about me, that my nickname was, Little Curtie and that back home in California, it still is.
My favorite coffee drink is called "the brain". It has two cups of expresso, whip cream and honey, and then two more cups of expresso poured over it.
Caitlin Terry Secretary
I am nineteen years old, born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. My career goal is to become a professional dancer in Cirque Du Soliel. While I am making my way towards that goal, I also work in the WHY Ranch office. It's so nice to be able to sit at my desk and then look over and see the horses and goats right outside my window! When I'm not doing administrative work, I go outside and help with the horses or whatever else needs to be done that day.
I am very passionate about dancing and teaching. I have been a choreographer/dance instructor at Dance Connection for two years (before that I was a dance student for fifteen years) and I have been volunteering at Bilbray Elementary School teaching tumbling for eight years now with my second grade teacher.
My favorite thing to do (other than dance of course) is to listen to music and sing!