Montana Marchi - Office Administrator
Montana Marchi currently lives in Rio Rico, Arizona near the Coronado National Forest where she spends most of her free time. Montana was born and raised in a small mining town in Northern California called Grass Valley, with her sister city Nevada City nestled among the tall green sugar pines and cedars. She grew up on honeycombed land with one of the highest producing gold mines of the gold rush in her backyard. She spent many years playing in old tailing piles finding gemstones and minerals or catching blue bellied western fence lizards. This coupled with hours of watching NOVA on PBS, sparked her passion for science. In the spring of 2016, Montana moved to Arizona. Montana is currently attending Pima Community College's STEM program, her major is Biological Science. Montana is passionate about working with organizations that make a difference in the world. As a lover of animals, she has 3 four-legged children, two dogs named Bear and Badger, and one cat named Tuna.
Nick Sung - Full-Time Ranch Hand
"Nick was born on January 22nd, 2001 in Maryland and spent most of the 2000s moving around the U.S. and abroad, much due to his family's participation in the military, until finally settling in southern Arizona in the summer of 2007. He recounts much of his upbringing being troubling and tumultuous, which in turn he admits had sent him down the wrong life path. As a result, he was enrolled in an equine-focused therapeutic program from which he transitioned his life for the better, learned the basics of equine care, training, and ranch work, but in essence, grew a devotion to that of the guardianship and well-being of horses.
Nick joined the Equine Voices team as a volunteer in the late summer of 2019 and has gone on to become our full-time ranch hand! Nick is always willing to help out where he can do so and is always interested in learning the more advanced safeguarding and caregiving of horses. He strongly maintains that he values every moment he gets to have here at Equine Voices and affirms he cannot imagine himself in any other position. Nick currently lives in Green Valley, with his grandmother and their dog, Stella.
Ali Super - Ranch Manager
Ali was born in August of 1990. She is originally from Oregon but moved to Arizona six years ago. Ali recently got engaged to her soulmate, Ben. She has an adorable and smart ten-year-old daughter named Kennedy and two puppies Omalley and Harper. Ali is a three-time state champion in the javelin and enjoys outdoor activities with her family.
Ali is new to the ranch duties but has found it to be entertaining and fun. She has fallen in love with all the horses and enjoys being around the volunteers and staff.
Melissa Joseph- Part-Time Ranch Hand
I am a native of Connecticut who recently relocated to Green Valley to be close to my mother and family. I had my first horse at the age of 10 and have had horses ever since. As a teenager I showed hunt seat and saddle seat and after high school I went to England for an intensive assistant instructor course. Upon completion I came back to the States and became a riding instructor at various facilities. Once I started a family I continued to ride and have enjoyed trail riding for pleasure ever since. My passion for horses has been an integral part of my life and being able to work at Equine Voices with these beautiful horses that have been through so much is such a rewarding experience.
I live in Green Valley with my two parrots; Buster and Ausley and my Tennesse Walker- Lass. I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren who also live in Arizona.
Brie Goubeaux - Part-Time Accounting
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Kerry Tomlinson - Accounting
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In Memory of: Amanda Palko - Office Manager
Originally from Philadelphia, Amanda is a former nurse and social worker who never lost her love and passion for horses. She began following Equine Voices as a supporter in 2010 and began volunteering in August 2018. She became a weekend ranch hand and then moved into doing office work. Amanda was made a full-time office manager in November 2019.
Amanda resides in Sahuarita with her three rescued wiener dogs: Oliver, Maya and George. "Doxies have such big personalities for such small dogs!" Amanda has a 15 year old daughter who wants to become a vet and perhaps start her own rescue someday. "I'm so grateful and happy to be a part of Equine Voices and spread its mission and vision of horse rescue to others."