Scott Tilley - 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.Scott and his wife, TRAK co-founder, Jill have three daughters, ages 20, 20 and 16. Scott's hobbies are fishing and off-road racing.
Jill Prickett - Director 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 has 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.
Hon. Deborah Ward - Director
Dr. Luise King - Director Luise King is an instructor at the University of Arizona and Pima Community College (teaching in the areas of veterinary science and veterinary technology respectively). She has been passionate about caring for animals since she was a little girl. Her fondest childhood memories are of helping the veterinarian that visited her parent's dairy farm in South Africa as they treated the cattle and other farm animals. It was without hesitation that the only career path she would ever choose was to be a veterinarian herself one day! Today, she loves sharing her knowledge of veterinary medicine and nursing care with students. Luise has been involved with TRAK since one of her students (who was a volunteer at TRAK) suggested she bring her entire class out to work with the animals. It was the best decision! Her U of A and Pima CC Vet Tech students visit TRAK almost weekly to learn about veterinary care to the variety of animals.
Scott Nolen - Chairman Scott Nolen represents the third generation of family-based leadership at Truly Nolen Pest Control. He serves as President and the day-to-day leader of the largest family owned pest control company in America and 62 countries internationally. Scott’s involvement with TRAK began when his two daughters stabled their horses with the organization. He quickly recognized the healing power in TRAK’s magic, and agreed to become a Board Director in 2014 bringing his passion for the outdoors, agriculture and horses along with his leadership and business experience.
Ron Martin - Vice Chairman Ron has a Masters Degree in Technology Management, a BS in Secondary Education and is currently employed as a Principal Manufacturing Engineer. He has been affiliated with TRAK for the past 8 years, as a student, volunteer, horse owner, and Board Member, and really enjoys interacting with youth and animals. Ron is also the Chair of the Fundraising Committee and is looking forward to planning new and exciting events for TRAK. Ron served as President and Vice President and is a current Board Member of the Empire Ranch Foundation located in Sonoita, Arizona.
Carla Martin - Director Carla has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She has been the Office Manager for Elliott Accounting, Tucson, AZ for 14 years. Currently working at New York Life in Tucson. Current Member of the Empire Ranch Foundation Board of Directors since 2006 and current member of the Vail Preservation Society Board of Directors since 2013 and is Secretary and works closely with the Vail School District. She has been involved with TRAK for the past 6 years as a volunteer, taking lessons and as a horse owner. Working for and giving back to the community is a most rewarding experience. It is a privilege to be working with wonderful people who each do exceedingly fabulous work with children and the entire Tucson community.
Joan Liess - Director Joan Liess provides marketing services for local nonprofit organizations and their events including the Tucson Conquistadores (Tucson Conquistadores Classic golf tournament) and the Tucson Rodeo Committee (Tucson Rodeo). Services provided and/or managed include media relations, creation of marketing materials, content management for websites and social media platforms, media buying and audio and video production. Liess also writes editorial content for select PGA Tour golf publications. Previously she was a co-owner and president of LP&G, Inc. Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations following an eight-year tenure as marketing director then general manager at Old Tucson. Liess relocated to Tucson from St. Louis, Mo. in 1981.
Dr. Amy Hoffman - Director
Jan Kearney - Director A graduate of the University of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin Law School, Jan is a former trial lawyer and retired judge. She served on the Pima County Superior Court bench, and as the Presiding Judge for Pima County for several years. Her experience on the bench made her aware of the needs of children and families in our community, and the important role of organizations like TRAK in addressing those needs.
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"We love this place. We need to get back there. My daughter absolutely loves going there. She is autistic and the staff there always makes it a great time when she is there. She loves playing with the pigs and the donkeys. Next goal is to do the horses. Thank you TRAK for having a place for us to enjoy the animals and have therapy at the same time. K.R., Tucson."
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