About TRAK

The continued operation of TRAK is made possible by the organizations and individuals who want these important services available for the children and those in need throughout Tucson. TRAK could not accomplish this goal without the generous help of its many donors, volunteers, board of directors, and dedicated staff.

Trak Staff

Executive Staff

Scott Tilley

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Scott was born and raised as a “city boy” in Scottsdale, AZ, spending his weekends fishing. At age ten, his family moved to a 20 acre ranch in New Mexico, where his closest neighbor was a race jockey and horse breeder. Scott spent every bit of his spare time with that neighbor, who became his mentor, teaching him all about horses: training, riding, breeding, farrier duties, all along with a strong work ethic. After high school, Scott worked for his father in their family tire shop and on the family cattle farm with livestock ranging from cattle to pigs, sheep and chickens. At age 30, Scott moved to Mexico and ran the Club Med horse program, while simultaneously running the Santosa Breeding Stables in Tucson. In 2007, TRAK was established by Scott with his wife, Jill.
Their three adult daughters spent their formative years enjoying all that TRAK has to offer. Scott’s hobbies are fishing and off-road racing.

Chelsea Menke

Program Director, CHA- Certified Riding Instructor, Behavioral Health Specialist, EALGLA equine Specialist.

Chelsea has been involved in the equine community for over 25 years. She has experience working on ranches, training horses, and teaching horseback riding lessons. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Psychology where she acquired education and work experience working with children with special needs. Chelsea has always had a passion for children and post college she worked for a local behavioral health agency as a counselor gaining specialized skills and further experience working with children and families.

After being introduced to TRAK in 2013, Chelsea joined the TRAK family as the Program Director to pursue her dreams of combining her passions of working with children and animals. As the program director, Chelsea manages all of TRAK’s daily operations and various programs. She works with children and adults of all ages and abilities in order to grow TRAK’s vision and mission to strengthen families and community through animal interaction. The expansion of the animal-assisted life skills program (AALS) has been Chelsea’s main focus for our growing program. 

Chelsea is certified through the Certified Horsemanship Association and the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. 

Personal Interests:  Competing in barrel races, camping/spending time outdoors, quality time with family, my horses and dogs. 

Fun Fact: I LOVE to dance! Mostly country dancing (line dancing, two stepping, swing) but I am up for learning anything! 

Animal I am most like: Probably my horse Surprise. Fun, sweet and loving but also a little crazy and opinionated at times! 

Favorite Animals: My horses of course! Surprise and Bravo!

Jazz Dolan

M.A. Therapy Team Lead , Equine Assisted Mental Health Specialist (EAGALA Certified)

Megan Ayer

Office Manager

Mandy Reitzel

Finance Manager

Tatum Brown

Ranch Manager, Lead Riding Instructor

Vanessa Snodgrass

Assistant Program Coordinator, Equine Specialist (EAGALA Certified)
Therapy Team

Jazz Dolan

M.A. Therapy Team Lead, Equine Assisted Mental Health Specialist (EAGALA Certified)

Chelsea Menke

Program Director, CHA- Certified Riding Instructor, Behavioral Health Specialist, EAGALA equine Specialist

Chelsea has been involved in the equine community for over 25 years. She has experience working on ranches, training horses, and teaching horseback riding lessons. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Psychology where she acquired education and work experience working with children with special needs. Chelsea has always had a passion for children and post college she worked for a local behavioral health agency as a counselor gaining specialized skills and further experience working with children and families.

After being introduced to TRAK in 2013, Chelsea joined the TRAK family as the Program Director to pursue her dreams of combining her passions of working with children and animals. As the program director, Chelsea manages all of TRAK’s daily operations and various programs. She works with children and adults of all ages and abilities in order to grow TRAK’s vision and mission to strengthen families and community through animal interaction. The expansion of the animal-assisted life skills program (AALS) has been Chelsea’s main focus for our growing program. 

Vanessa Snodgrass

Assistant Program Director, AALS Coordinator, Equine Specialist (EAGALA Certified)

Ayla Nolen

LAC, Adult therapeutic program lead, EAGALA Equine Assisted Mental Health Specialist
Board of Directors
  • Ron Martin
    – Board President
  • Jan Kearney
    – Vice President
  • Jill Prickett
    – Co-Founder
  • Scott Nolen
    – Treasurer
  • Paige Cogdall
    – Secretary
  • Wyatt Chambers
    – Director
  • Chris Monaco
    – Director
  • Steve Legendre
    – Director
  • Carolyn Carter
    – Director
  • Mike Blaney
    – Director
Emeritus Board
  • Honorable Judge Deb Ward
  • Luther Ward
  • Dr Luise King
Ranch Staff
  • Doris Stivers – Volunteer Coordinator
  • Cierra Smith – Shift Leader
  • Ana Gonzalez- Weekend Office Manager
  • Kristina Horvath- Weekend Office Manager and Riding Instructor
  • Annie Horvath- Riding Instructor and Summer Camp Lead
  • Victoria Moreno- Programs Assistant and Shift lead
  • Bella Briamonte- Riding Instructor
  • Josh Ronnie- Riding Instructor
  • Meredith Silvers- Bucakroo Riding Instructor
  • Lily Jordan- Birthday Party Coordinator
  • Abby Remencus- Buckaroo Riding Instructor
  • Margo Alter- Shift Lead
  • Victoria Ronnie- Shift Lead
  • Isabel Bucher- Shift Lead

Location

3250 E. Allen Rd. Tucson, AZ 85718

NOTICE: When you come to TRAK, you MUST only park along Edith Blvd.
Parking is not permitted anywhere else.

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© Copyright 2021 TRAK Therapeutic Ranch for Animals & Kids

3250 E. Allen Rd. Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: (520) 298-9808
Email: office@traktucson.org

Business Hours: Mon - Sun 8 - 4
Member Hours: Mon - Sun 4 - 6;
Sat & Sun 7 - 11AM.
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas


TRAK is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit program focused on children with and without specific challenges.