Meet The Board
Executive Director and Founder
PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Bachelor of Science Degree from Meredith College in Business Marketing, Wife to her husband Matthew and mom of their 2 beautiful kids Jonah and Brooke. Heart for people, animals, and her community.
Carrie is an experienced IT Leader in the high tech and pharmaceutical industries, Carrie is a champion of the principles of servant leadership. A California native, Carrie, her husband Bryan and their two children relocated to Holly Springs, NC in 2011. While in California, she and Bryan were founders and board members of Crosstown Coffeehouse and Community Center, a non-profit focused on serving and building community in Alameda, CA. Now passionate about making a positive impact on community here in Wake and Johnston counties, Carrie joined the board of Riverside Ranch, also serves on the board of the OAKS Initiative based in Fuquay Varina and actively serves in her church in Cary.
Holly is a Johnston County native and grew up in Selma, NC. She currently lives in Clayton with her husband and two children. She is employed as a school psychologist and her passion has always been working with at-risk children. She loves seeing others meet their goals and see success. Holly is excited for all that Riverside Ranch has to offer for her community and looks forward to watching
Wanda grew up in Jamestown, New York. Soon after high school she joined the US Navy as an Electronics technician. She currently lives in Clayton, NC with her husband and son. When not volunteering at the Ranch she runs her own business, 3 Sea Hags, a small business that makes items out of recycled sailboat sail.
John is an investment manager at Saber Capital Management, an investment fund formed in 2012. He has experience investing in both the stock and real estate markets, and enjoys helping manage the finances and budget at Riverside Ranch. John lives in Fuquay Varina with his wife Amy and their twin 7 year-old children. They attend Hope Community Church in Apex. John has known Sarah for many years and loves supporting her passion for helping and impacting other people through the work she does at Riverside Ranch.
Tammy is a WW eComm Product Manager with Lenovo, and has worked for the company for the past 11 years. She is originally from Upstate NY, but escaped the rough winters in 2008 when she moved to North Carolina. She now lives in Angier with her husband Jake (an Army Veteran) and their 3 kids and 2 dogs. Tammy has a heart for our Veterans and individuals with disabilities and is excited to help Riverside Ranch bridge the gap in what the therapeutic community currently lacks.
Craig is a home inspector. He and his wife Amy moved to North Carolina 20 years ago and are glad to call Clayton home. He is a proud father of two kids and a dog. His hobbies are spending as much time outdoors as possible. He is an avid fan of motocross racing. Loves nature and all animals. His goal at Riverside Ranch is to help support Sarah and her vision for the Ranch in anyway possible.
Emily is a Pediatric Physical Therapist with an exceptional heart for both humans and animals, which is why she chose to be on the board. She has a dream to use animals and her physical therapy education to encourage goal-reaching and independence in children with physical challenges. She loves to visit her family in Ohio, spend time with her boyfriend, Doug and cuddle with her dog, Casper. She is hoping that Casper will become a certified therapy dog this year so that he can visit some friends at Riverside Ranch!