Adalberto Villaescusa – Director of Operations
Adalberto “Al” began working at Equine Voices in early June, 2018 as a ranch hand. In May of 2019, he became our Director of Operations, a position that he describes as his “dream job.” Before coming to Equine Voices, Al was a volunteer at an Equine Assistant Learning program for veterans and also worked at Intermountain Agency in Tucson and Nogales, where he helped train foster parents and children. He holds a Master’s Degree of Safety Sciences, in Aviation Safety with a minor in Business.
But Al had always wanted to make a career out of working with horses and after a few years, finally found himself at Equine Voices. Al is a “natural” with the equines on the ranch, always quick to lend a hand where needed. Al is married to part-time ranch hand, Sabrina and they have a 4 year-old daughter, Evelyn. They reside in Rio Rico with their dog, Summer and the family cat.
Michael Stewart – Full-Time Ranch Hand
Michael is the newest addition to the Equine Voices family, becoming a full-time ranch hand in August 2019. He is a native Arizonian, born and raised in Nogales. Michael’s family is in the produce industry and so he grew up on a ranch and has always been around horses.
Michael lives with his girlfriend and their 2 small children and is expecting a new baby in late February 2020. Michael is also a trained military instructor.
Sabrina Villaescusa – Part-Time Ranch Hand
Sabrina is our part-time ranch worker on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. She is married to Al, our Director of Operations. Sabrina earned a Business Management degree from University of Arizona and currently works as a medical research analyst.
Sabrina grew up in the Rio Rico area, where she currently lives with Al and their young daughter, Evelyn. She attended an Equine Assistance Program in Iowa with Al a few years ago and decided to join the Equine Voices family part-time earlier this year.
Amanda Palko – Full-Time 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 Karen and Equine Voices as a supporter since 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.”
Brie Johnson-Goubeaux – Part-Time Accounting – Bio Coming Soon!
Kerry Tomlinson – Accounting – Bio Coming Soon!