Our Team 2017-04-06T14:29:37+00:00

MEET OUR TEAM

Board Of Directors

BRIAN TORNOW

BOARD PRESIDENT

Brian is an agent at Strassman Insurance Services, Inc. His main area of focus is property and casualty insurance for businesses and families.

A graduate of the College of Wooster with a degree in Psychology. He was selected  to the Phi Beta Kappa honorary fraternity and played varsity baseball while in college.

Brian is a member of the Lake County Chapter of Business Network International (BNI) and the Eastside Entrepreneurs Club.

He is involved in his community, volunteering his time to coach youth baseball and basketball.

MITCH DANIELS

BOARD VICE PRESIDENT

Mitchell D. Daniels is President of Mitchell Construction, LLC, located in Painesville, OH.

A graduate of Mentor High School and Ohio University.

Mitch has 30 years of business experience in the asphalt paving industry and many years of farm and animal life.

Most recently, Mitch has trained therapy dogs and has competed in Dog Agility events.

GLENN BURKEY

BOARD MEMBER

Glenn is president of 5 Star Business Coaching, LLC located in Madison, Ohio, president of NEO Service Co. and member of Business Network International (BNI) Lake County Chapter.

Glenn has 35 years of business experience in the construction industry and more recently as a certified professional business coach.

He is also an inductee of North High School sports hall of fame.

Having founded several businesses in his career, Glenn understands the meaning behind the “Chrysalis” in that there is a process, sometimes painful that we go through to become something beautiful.

ESTHER DANIELS

BOARD MEMBER

Esther is the Total Quality Management Director at Channel Products in Chesterland and a graduate of Case Western Reserve with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

She has been in the manufacturing industry most of her professional career working in quality and process management with GE and Rockwell Automation.

As a competitive shooter, she also started the first Ohio chapter of A Girl and A Gun women’s shooting league.

Esther has two dogs and enjoys hunting and being outdoors.

SHARON GREEN

BOARD TREASURER

Sharon is the owner of Sharon L. Green & Co., CPA in downtown historic Painesville

Sharon is a member of the Lake County Chapter of Business Network International (BNI)  and Eastern Lake County Chambers of Commerce

On the board of Downtown Painesville Organization

In her spare time, Sharon loves to spend time with her grandkids.

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Staff

VICTORIA SCHREIBER

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Victoria is the Program Director for The Chrysalis Adventure.

As an intern completing her undergraduate degree and continuing on as an active volunteer, Victoria has been a part of The Chrysalis Adventure since 2011.

Upon completing her intern requirement, she was very touched by how much of an impact partnering with the horse had for the youth and adult participants. The witnessed transformations and development of character of individuals who to many were unlikely to amount to much made it impossible to not remain active in the organization.

Prior to her professional role for TCA, she was the advising specialist for Lake Erie College.

She has a Bachelor of Science degree in the area of Equine Entrepreneurship and Business Administration from Lake Erie College. She went on to complete her Master’s of Business Administration degree in 2014.

In her spare time she enjoys participating in community events, running and outdoor activities.

LARA WALDENMAIER

MENTAL HEALTH FACILITATOR

Lara Waldenmaier has been a Mental Health Facilitator for The Chrysalis Adventure since April 2016.

Horses made such an impact on Lara in her childhood that from the ages of 8 to 14 she fully intended to go to veterinary school at OSU to become a horse vet. Then when a friend in crisis was helped by their middle school counselor, Lara decided that she wanted to learn to help people too. She knew then that she needed to pursue her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of Evansville, 1999) and to go on for a counseling degree (Master of Arts in Clinical Pastoral Counseling, Ashland Theological Seminary, 2004).

Lara learned about equine-assisted therapy while studying for her Masters and was thrilled to know that her love of horses and passion for helping people through counseling could be combined. Since graduating and becoming an Ohio-licensed counselor in 2004, she has lived, volunteered and worked in many different environments in Ohio, in Oxford, UK and North Carolina.

After living away for 10 years, Lara is grateful to have returned to her hometown in northeast Ohio and to have the wonderful opportunity to work with TCA. She also works part-time at Anchor Counseling Services LLC, a private counseling practice in Mentor and as an Intake Counselor at Windsor-Laurelwood Center for Behavioral Medicine in Willoughby.

Throughout her professional life, Lara has served and counseled individuals and groups from many different populations including students, visiting internationals and expats, couples (from the blissfully engaged to those in troubled and abusive relationships), job seekers, adults with addiction and mental health struggles, the care-dependent elderly, the rehabbing and people seeking support and direction for life’s transitions, daily struggles and spiritual questions.

In her free time Lara enjoys running, singing, dancing, cultural events, travel and spending time with family and friends.

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DEB MCDONNELL

EQUINE SPECIALIST

Deb McDonnell is a retired Cleveland Police Officer having served over 20 years in the Vice unit as a detective, zone car personnel, community response, and the mounted unit. Before becoming a police officer she worked with the developmentally and mentally disabled as a service worker in a group home setting. Deb is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology. After retirement, she became involved as a volunteer for Fieldstone Farm, Camp Cheerful and ACE Rescue. Deb enjoys horses, reading, nature and operates a Bed and Breakfast.

JENN LEWIS


EQUINE SPECIALIST

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Join Our Volunteers

CHERYL CIANCIBELLI

MYCHELE WALDRON

ANNMARIE BASCO

LINDA SPERIE

TRACY MONTGOMERY

KRIS LANG

MELANIE LASHLEY

JIM DALLARIVA

ANN MARIE HARDEN

VOLUNTEER FORM

Horse Herd

MY NAME IS TAZ

I am a Akhal Teke sport horse. I'm 12 years old. I do show jumping and I think I'm a superstar!

MY NAME IS SUNNY

I'm a thoroughbred. I'm 22 years old and have been at Roosevelt Stables for 17 years. I'm a rescue horse and have a 10 year career in eventing.

MY NAME IS ROXY

Hello. I'm a 7 year old registered paint. I came from New Hampshire and the newest member of the herd. I can do dressage and a little jumping.

MY NAME IS POLLY

Hi! I'm a warmblood. I stand 16' 2" and am 22 years old. I'm trained in dressage and have a very sweet disposition.

 

MY NAME IS DUNCAN

Greetings. I'm a 5 year old paint pony. I came from Amish country. I have lots of energy and am free spirited.

 

MY NAME IS MAGGIE

I'm Maggie.