cathy strange

chairperson of board

Cathy was elected to the Board of Directors in June of 2013. She has been involved with Ride for Joy, having donated her horses to the program, since 2008. She worked on the First Annual Barn Party in Spring, 2013. Cathy has experience in Real Estate, banking and teaching. She received her BA from UC Davis and currently works in property management and other volunteer positions.


lisa grover


Lisa is an Idaho native who received her BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Idaho and received her CPA license in 1984.

She has held Financial and Internal Audit positions for Boise Cascade Corp., Micron Technology, Micron PC and taught English in a language school in Switzerland. She is currently the accountant for a local restaurant.

She and her husband Brad have been married for more than 30 years and have two sons.


cindy mcbride


Cindy joined Ride for Joy as a volunteer in the summer of 2016. She was raised in a family that has always volunteered and loves doing it. She has served on several non-profit boards, been involved with 4-H, and with Therapy Dogs Inc. It has been a childhood goal of hers to be a part of a therapeutic riding program so she is very passionate about Ride for Joy.  She is very excited to be volunteering, serving on the board, and acting as the board secretary.

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christi king

executive director

Christi was elected to become a part of the Ride for Joy Board in 2015. This is the second program where she has worked as a board member, PATH Intl. Certified Instructor, in fundraising and marketing. With her diverse education in psychology, instructing and fundraising, Christi dedicates her experiences to help propel Ride for Joy into the future.


steve waters

Bio coming soon!


Anthony Mendoza

Col. Mendoza graduated from Worldwide College of Auctioneering in 2007. He created M Enterprises which specializes is benefit events, raising funds for non-profit organizations across the United States.

Anthony enjoys teaching adaptive skiing in his spare time. He is currently a volunteer adaptive ski instructor with Recreation Unlimited at Bogus Basin, Boise, ID. Additionally, Anthony volunteers at War Fighter Clinics in conjunction with other adaptive programs.

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desiree smith

Desiree was an equine 4-H leader for many years and was a manager in the corporate world for over 20 years. Thanks to her early retirement, she has been able to volunteer at Ride for Joy since early 2017 and began serving on the board the end of 2017. 

Desiree is the mother of three daughters and has two grandchildren.  Working with individuals with disabilities and veterans has been a goal of hers since she was a child.


Louis Miller

Bio coming soon!


Paulette Henderson

Bio coming soon!