I was born 1969 in Lancaster New Hampshire. I received my first horse at the age of 4 and the love began. I started formal riding lessons at the age of 8 mostly all dressage and 3-day eventing. I competed up to preliminary/advanced level eventing and Grand Prix Stadium jumping when I was 17 with Kim Meier of Andover Horse Center. After college I decided to wait on using my degree and began training, showing and teaching for Magness Arabians in Platteville Colorado. I decided to leave Magness Arabians after 9 years and moved to Northern California in 2004. Throughout my riding career I developed a great love for starting young horses and students alike. I believe in giving a kind and trusting foundation to young horses and students that will last a lifetime. In 2008 I became a youth coordinator in Sonoma County for the Arabian Horse Association and currently serve as youth coordinator for Wine Country Arabian Horse Association and Region III Arabian Horse Association. I am a proud owner/operator of PJB Equestrian Academy in Santa Rosa California where I have a very robust youth program. I really enjoy the process, dedication and hard work takes to make great horsewomen and men. It's been a sincere pleasure to have so many youth in Sonoma County involved in horses and learning to treat them with love and respect. The bonds they are making will never be lost. I am looking forward to the opportunity of helping develop a new youth program for the Sonoma County Horse Council.