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.

Jill Prickett-Tilley

Co-Founder, Treasurer
Jill has a Master’s Degree in Special Education and Rehabilitation with an emphasis in Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances. She has taught in psychiatric facilities, residential treatment centers and in the psychoeducational field in the public school system. In her past programs, she offered the youth opportunities to volunteer in their community. Through these experiences she has found that service is a powerful way to build a person’s self-esteem.  

Erin Brett

Office Manager

Erin a loving mother of 3 beautiful daughters, as well as 2 bunnies of her own. Her favorite animal is Cosmo the cat, and Buck the horse. Erin has been apart of TRAK for over a year, and is loving every minute of it! 

Mandy Reitzell

Finance Manager

“I have been in the Finance field for 27 years, I have an AAS in Accounting and recently became certified as a Quickbooks Online Pro Advisor.  My passion is helping small businesses succeed and working with TRAK has allowed me to do just that.  Outside of work I am a busy mom that loves to travel.  A fun fact about me is math was always the subject I hated the most in school, yet here I am in finance.  It is hard for me to choose a favorite animal at TRAK but it is between Tinka and Jake the bunny”.

Tess Belardi

Office / Program Director

Tess has been a part of TRAK since August of 2022, starting off as an intern, and worked her way up as a program director. In May of 2023, she will be graduating at the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies & Human Development. Her goals in life are to work with children with disabilities, as well as with horses in the psychology field. Tess also is a USEF/FEI recognized professional equestrian vaulter, and has been around horses her entire life. 

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Ron Martin
  • – Director
  • Jill Prickett
  • – Co-Founder
  • Wyatt Chambers
  • – Director
  • Steve Legendre
  • – Director
  • Jessica Wills
  • – Director
  • Amber Eghtesadi
  • – Secretary
  • Thomas Friezen
  • – Treasurer
Emeritus Board
  • Honorable Judge Deb Ward
  • Luther Ward
  • Dr Luise King
Ranch Staff

Cowboy Gil

Gil Apolinar- Shift Lead and Ranch Maintenance

Jocelyn Gamez

Weekend Shift Leader

Tess Belardi

AALS/EAL Director 

Sydney Schwalbe-Kitchens

Riding Instructor


Annie Horvath

Riding Instructor 

Mckinley Huddleston

Volunteer & Intern Coordinator

Valerie Capuchino

Birthday Party Coordinator

Natalie Montgomery

Little Buckaroos Instructor 

Gavin Venghaus

The best rootin tootin cowboy in the wild west 🙂 


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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Business Hours: Mon - Sun, 7 AM - 4 PM
Member Hours: Mon - Sun, 7 AM - 11 AM;
Sat & Sun, 4 pM - 6 PM
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.