Brooke USA: About How To Help features conversations with the organization's staff, Amanda Miller Kelley and Kendall Bierer, as well as Brooke USA Ambassadors Allison Springer and Ramon Dominguez. Allison Springer is top-level Three Day Eventing rider and trainer, having competed across the US. She has been consistently named to the USEF's High Performance Training List and was short listed for the London Olympic Games. Ramon Dominguez, a native of Caracas, Venezuela) is a retired Eclipse Award-winning champion jockey and Hall of Fame member in American thoroughbred horse racing. He began riding horses at age 16 in his native Venezuela in show jumping then turned to riding thoroughbreds in flat racing before immigrating to the United States for a start in racing in Florida.
Amanda Miller Kelley is Brooke USA's Major Gifts Officer. A Non-profit manager focused on development, Amanda is a dedicated and enthusiastic fundraiser with experience in donor relations, recruitment and retention, board development, stewardship and grant writing.
She has also worked as the Philanthropic Gifts Officer for WNIT Public Television, the Director of Development for The History Museum and Executive Director of Michiana Miracle, an organization that brings educational opportunities to financially disadvantaged children in St. Joseph County, IN.
Kendall Bierer works as Development Officer with Brooke USA. Kendall has also worked with Phelps Media Group covering top national competitions across the United States and abroad. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). She has covered international events including the 2013 FEI Show Jumping Furusiyya Nations Cup Final, the 2014 FEI World Cup Finals in Lyon, France, as well as the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Caen, France.
The mission of Brooke USA is to significantly improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Americas and the Caribbean by raising funds and responsibly directing them to the areas of greatest need. Brooke USA accomplishes this through a holistic approach to funding which includes capacity building, sustainability programming, female empowerment and international advocacy. Brooke USA connects private philanthropists with their passion for helping relieve the suffering of working equines and their owners. Brooke USA raises funds to support a wide variety of programs for working horses, donkeys and mules to help them become (and remain) healthy and happy, now and in the long-term, which also benefits the poor families who depend on those animals to help them earn a living. For more information visit www.BrookeUSA.org.
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To learn more about podcast host Julianne and her partner Bruce Anderson, visit www.naturesview.us or tune in to "Whinny Tales: Horse Stories, Pony Legends and Unicorn Yarns," the official podcast of Nature's View and The Marley Project, their equine and arts-based 501 (c)(3). A documentary about their work and films in the Natural HumanshipTM Training Series, are available on The EQUUS Channel, or on their website at http://www.naturesview.us. Julianne's production work can be found at http://www.jamediaconnections.com.