Our Board Of Directors

Taking the Reins encourages girls in Los Angeles to act boldly, with courage and confidence, through experiences with horses at our urban farm.

TTR was founded in 1998 by two horsewomen who recognized the extraordinary potential of an equine-based, educational program for L.A.’s most under-resourced urban girls.


2020 Board of Directors

  • Erin Mills, Chair
  • Lisa Martinez, Vice Chair
  • Fiona Shields, Secretary
  • Mike Dobson, Treasurer
  • Diane Rhodes Bergman
  • Maria Botham
  • Beth Ann Guynn
  • Robin McCary
  • Molly Newman

Advisory Board

  • Debra Avery, Co-founder
  • Margaret Black
  • Bryan Lerma
  • Amy Honbo
  • Mary Carbajal
  • Malcolm Christie