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.
Nick Sung - Part-Time Ranch Hand
Bio coming soon!
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 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."
Brie Johnson-Goubeaux - Part-Time Accounting - Bio Coming Soon!
Kerry Tomlinson - Accounting - Bio Coming Soon!