Tim Funk

Executive Director and Co Founder

Long time Resident of Delaware, Ohio and Marine Corps Veteran. Tim and his wife Lisa started Stockhands back in 2014 with the mission to facilitate a positive and non-judgmental environment for participants and their families.  With his years of experience with horses, his passion to serve and dedication to community he has strived to make Stockhands a place where human and animal relationships can flourish through effective and creative equine assisted therapeutic services.  He is often heard saying "You can't make things better in your own life until you make things better in someone else's" and he lives every day trying to do just that. 

Angie Mack 

Director of Development

Angie leads our fundraising and development efforts for our organization.  Growing up in Delaware County, Angie has always loved the community.  After graduating high school from the original Olentangy High, she traveled all the way to Ohio Wesleyan University and has remained a Delaware County resident throughout her adulthood. Her love of horses and passion for the community lead her to Stockhands where she, her husband Ryan and her two teenage daughters Kaitlyn and Emily have volunteered for several years.  In 2022 she officially joined the team as our Capital Campaign Manager and Organization Development Manager.

Jill McLaughlin

Office Administration / Billing

Jill, born in West Virginia but currently a resident of Marysville, Ohio, developed a love of horses early on in her childhood by visiting her grandparents farm. Jill earned her Bachelors degree in Business Administration-Accounting from Shawnee State University. Over the years, she has worked with numbers in several different capacities, including auditing, accounting, and Non Profit bookkeeping. Jill has volunteered and  been a part of other Non Profits, but Stockhands holds special meaning, as her husband is a Veteran.  In her downtime, Jill loves to read, walk (preferably in the woods), and spend time with her husband and two children.  She also loves walking and playing with their three dogs. She is very excited to be the new Bookkeeper for Stockhands, and cannot wait to see what the future holds for the organization 

Marsha Krantz

Therapeutic Lesson Coordinator - PATH Instructor

Marsha comes to us with over 40 years of horse experience and over a decade of experience as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist. She grew up on her family’s horse farm in the suburbs of Chicago and helped with the daily responsibilities that came along with that. She showed on the ISHA circuit and was very involved in 4-H as well. She went on to become a Restaurant Manager and Chef until her and her husband Mark started a family. Starting back up, she got into the business of helping train young horses and getting them under saddle. In 2009, she started working at a farm with an Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy program and saw firsthand the power that horses have in helping others. 

Over the last decade she has received her Instructor, Equine Specialist and Mentor certifications through PATH and EFL Level 1 and 2 certifications through The HERD Institute. She has taught therapeutic riding lessons, mentored instructors in training, helped a center achieve their PATH Premier Accreditation and delivered equine facilitated sessions to a wide range of clients including elementary and high school programs, veterans, first responders, corporate team building and the elderly.

When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, playing with her 2 corgis, traveling, reading, and riding and showing Hunter/Jumpers.

Marsha is excited to join Stockhands and continue to share her passion and knowledge with others.

Kaylee Taylor

Therapeutic Riding Schedule Coordinator - PATH Instructor

Kaylee Taylor grew up riding in Dublin, OH, starting at the age of 5. At 6 years old, she started her show career in the Western horsemanship and pleasure while also starting to dabble into the hunter under saddle and equitation classes.  She made her way through the IEA, securing three national titles in the process.  She fell in love with the reining and has been involved in the NRHA ever since.  She attended Lake Erie College in Painesville, OH where she double majored in Equine Facilities Management and Equine Therapeutic Horsemanship with a concentration in instruction. Throughout her time there, she rode for the western IHSA team and served as captain for two years. She graduated in May of 2019 with a bachelor of science. Since her time in college, she’s managed two equine facilities, received her CTRI certification the spring of 2021, trains horses, and teaches both traditional and therapeutic riding lessons.

Angie Writesel

Communication Coordinator

Angie has been volunteering at the barn since 2016 and was named volunteer of the year in 2018. Angie loves helping in the daily lessons, interacting with our participants and our equine partners. Whether leading, sidewalking, helping with check-in or just being in the back, cleaning out stalls, being at the barn makes the day a great one. Angie has always been an integral part of our fundraising events, social media output and much more and in 2022 she officially took on the Communications Coordinator role.

Sara McNeil, MS LCDC III

Chemical Dependency Counselor, Equine Assisted Therapies

Sara graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a Master of Science in Business Psychology. She began her career as a therapist in a local treatment center helping others on their path to recovery.  As a therapist Sara uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, Gestalt principles, meditation, and mindfulness techniques to assist her clients with maintaining sobriety and obtaining their optimal wellness. She will perform family therapy with clients who have been diagnosed with a substance use health issues. She values holistic approaches to wellness.

Sara was introduced to horses as a young child, and by 10 years old she realized she had fallen in love with horses and knew her relationship and work with horses would be life long. Her love of horses compounded with her passion for helping others drove her interest in Equine Assisted Therapy. She has been conducting Equine Assisted Therapies for over 5 years here at Stockhands. 

Greg Wilcox

Community Engagement Liaison

Greg has been volunteering at the barn since 2016 and has received recognition as Volunteer of the Year (2017) for his invaluable contributions to the daily operations and instructional programs at Stockhands Horses for Healing. He is part of a dedicated group that generously give over 500 hours of service annually. He is an active member of Stockhands Military Veteran program and is a mentor for new members as well as a Volunteer Coordinator.

Chloe Lanka

Volunteer Trainer - PATH Instructor

Chloe began riding when she was 13 years old and competed through the Interscholastic Equestrian Association and the American Quarter Horse Association throughout high school, earning national titles. In 2014, she earned a degree in psychology from Miami University. She joined Stockhands as a volunteer in July 2016 and began assisting with lessons in 2017. In August 2018, Chloe became a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. In addition to teaching lessons, Chloe assists with horse care and training and acts as a coordinator for the Volunteer Instructional Program. When not at the barn, she works as an accountant and enjoys baking and watching baseball.

Allison Chetock

Office Administrator / Volunteer Coordinator

Allison, born and raised here in Delaware OH, has always had a love for horses ever since she was 12 years old. Back in 2014, her and her mom adopted 3 miniature horses named Cinnamon, Rocky and Sunny. For years Allison’s mom assisted people with disabilities and hopes that one day their horses could be used for therapy services. Like her mom, Allison wants to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.  Aside from work, she loves volunteering in the kids’ ministry at her local church, specialized for divorced parents. She also loves playing recreational volleyball, fishing and working out.  With her previous office experience and knowledge of community volunteer work she will be wonderful addition to our staffShe is very excited to be part of the Stockhands family and cannot wait to see what’s in store for the organization and community as a whole.

Courtney Benton 

PATH Instructor

Courtney is a graduate of Otterbein University, majoring in Early Childhood Education, with a concentration in Special Education/Intervention. Courtney also minored in Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies. She has been a PATH Instructor since 2019. Courtney grew up around horses her whole life, riding both Western and English. Ask her about her music video! Courtney has been a volunteer at Stockhands from the beginning and she loves watching our students and participants grow and learn. Helping create lesson plans to challenge them and spark their creativity is fun for both instructor and student!

Celeste Wilson

Instructor in Training

Celeste fell in love with horses from afar at a very young age.  Unable to afford lessons when she was young, her and a friend offered free labor in exchange for lessons and the rest is history. Having never owned her own horse and only riding periodically she longed for any opportunity to be around them.  Stockhands is her dream come true.  Her working career began in the hotel business and ended with the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey team.  She met her husband, Mark while she was with the CBJ and they were married in Napa, California in 2003.  Currently, she works at home to raising two amazing teenagers who keep them laughing and busy.  They also have two cats and a dog.   In November of 2017, Celeste began volunteering for Stockhands and she is proud to be a part of the amazing work they do.  As an instructor in training she loves working with all of our participants, watching them grow and learn and in 2022, Celeste was hired as the Assistant Program Director for our organization.

Clair Crawford

Instructor in Training

Clair was fortunate to have been raised in a saddle from before she can remember. She spent nine years in 4-H and went on to serve as her club’s President in Franklin County. She grew up showing POA’s and then went on to the AQHA circuit as a teenager and young adult acquiring many championships and high points. Clair joined Stockhands in 2019 after looking for that missing piece after all those years. She found it. Photographing, training and schooling or just sitting quietly in the pasture with the herd. Clair has fully integrated herself into Stockhands and is now an instructor in training. When not at Stockhands, Clair is a competitive powerlifter and a silver medalist for Team USA powerlifting. She is mom to an amazing young woman who is currently studying art at Ohio University and is also a volunteer at Stockhands. 

Jenna Poore

Instructor In Training

Horses have been a part of Jenna's life since she began riding at age 6; they later became a focal point at age 13 when she was able to get a horse of her own. She went onto compete in hunt seat in USJHA in highschool, following which she began teaching Hunter/Jumper lessons. After teaching for three years, Jenna's passion for horses led her to begin volunteering at Stockhands in 2022; where she has grown from an exercise rider to a PATH CTRI Applicant. When not at the barn or studying for her Physics and Earth Science classes at The Ohio State University, Jenna enjoys spending time with her dog, 2 cats, 4 geckos, and lots of fish. She also enjoys caring for her plants, going on long hikes, and painting.