BOARD OF DIRECTORS
From a very humble beginning in Mounted Games in 2000, I have learned much and over the years have enjoyed hosting Games competitions, riding, coaching and refereeing at home and abroad. I value the skills, attitudes, and world view that participation in Mounted Games afforded my now adult children. Fulfilling the role of Chairperson of EMGC, I work together with enthusiasts in Canada and abroad to further the sport of Mounted Games as a fun, competitive, family activity!
Jesse has been involved in Mounted Games since 2003. He has represented Canada at the World Team Championships 4 times and once at the World Individual Championships. He has been a part of EMGC since the very beginning. Mounted Games are Jesse’s passion whether it be riding or serving on the board of directors. He loves to promote the sport wherever he goes.
I started my passion for riding horses when I was 6 years old. I participated on the paint circuit most of my childhood; showing in all disciplines. I was lucky enough to be taken under the wing of Walter Zettle and had many private clinics with him. I currently practice natural horsemanship. I was the president of Durham Saddle Club for six years. Mounted Games embraced our lives a few years back and I have been the active secretary for 5 years now.
As a non-riding member of EMGC, I support my daughter, Michaela, in her development as a rider within the organization. In addition to taking her to practices and competitions, I contribute to the organization by assisting with on-field activities such as line-judging and prop setup. Though my exposure to the organization has been limited to the past few seasons, I appreciate the ‘can-do’ attitude of the Board and interest in growing the sport through new and existing riders.
Professionally, I have worked in the Financial Services industry for 20 years; managing teams responsible for various retail business lines. This included managing the performance of various products against annual operating plans/budgets, launching new products and ensuring compliance with various regulatory bodies. Additionally, I was also required to actively track and manage annual budgets and deliver reporting to senior management as part of the annual financial planning process.
Competition Coordinator & Chair of Competition Committee
Bio coming soon.
I have been involved with games for over 20 years wearing multiple different hats. I have been involved as a rider, supporter, and completed a term as Vice President since EMGC started.
I have competed throughout Canada and the United States and I was the travelling alternate for the Worlds Team in 2012. I have competed within different divisions and feel that this allows me to have a well-rounded experience within EMGC.