Marilee Donovan Named Programs Director at Parelli Education Institute

The Parelli Education Institute has appointed Marilee Donovan as the Programs Director for the Institute. In her new role, Marilee will work closely with the volunteer coordinators running the horse welfare, therapeutic horsemanship and youth horsemanship programs.

Donovan has been a longtime volunteer for the Institute, working in the horse welfare area as well as in leadership training and strategic planning. She and her husband have a small farm in Brush Prairie, Washington, that is also a maternity home for pregnant mares seized by the local animal control/horse rescue.

“I’m excited to take on this new role,” said Donovan. “The staff and volunteers I’ll be working with are top notch and the Institute does great work. It will be a pleasure to help further its mission and goals.”

“I have been impressed with Marilee’s thoughtful work, involvement and attention to the many projects she has helped us with over the past two years,” said Parelli Education Institute Executive Director Lori Northrup. “We are honored that she has agreed to take on this position.”

To learn more about Donovan’s background, go to the volunteer tab at the Parelli Education Institute’s website

The Parelli Education Institute is an independent, non-profit organization for the natural horsemanship community that focuses on education for those who teach others; and for youth horsemanship, therapeutic horsemanship and equine welfare. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Institute has a campus in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and also offers specialty horsemanship education in other locations around the USA.

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