Margaret has been E3A’s Business Office Manager for the past five years. She also refers to herself as the “Chief Welcoming Officer” and juggler for E3A.
E3A: Margaret, tell us a little bit about yourself and your roles in this position with E3A
I met two of the E3A founders, PJ Stegan and Linda Pucci, at The Horse Symposium in Denver back in 2012. I attended their arena activity and spent several hours afterward talking horses and coaching. They introduced me to EAL and I began the certification process that fall.
A few years later, I saw an ad for an admin assistant for E3A. I reached out to Ginny Telego, the BOD President at the time and she hired me to help her with monitoring emails and phone inquiries about the E3A programs.
And as they say, the rest is history! I began expanding my role to creating and managing website events and registrations, writing event promos, providing support for the BOD and members with login issues or renewals, and anything else related to their membership.
I live in the foothills of Denver and love to travel so you never know where you’ll find me if you call the E3A office!
E3A: What aspect of your roles with E3A is the most fulfilling for you Margaret?
It’s a role with many hats and I love it for that reason. I meet so many interesting people and hear some amazing stories about their passions for helping others with the wisdom of the horse. I am passionate about seeing E3A support these individuals and their work in EAL. The need for our EAL services in today’s world is great and we can really make a positive impact on our world.
I am truly inspired by the amazing herd with have within E3Aand working closely with our BOD and Master Trainers is very rewarding.
E3A: What excites you the most about the future of E3A
The prospect of growing into the “premier go-to-place” for excellence in EAL is my vision for E3A. I am so proud of the strides made by the organization in the last few years. And we continue to demonstrate our commitment and expertise in providing the best in class knowledge based and experiential training for facilitators in EAL. Joining other key organizations in a collaborative and strategic manner will enhance our position and secure our future. It’s a great time to be a member of E3A!
Here is what a few of our Board Members and those that work closely with Margaret have to say about her and her dedication to our organization:
- I’ve worked with Margaret since she began her position as Office Manager of E3A and she is indispensable to the organization. Her passion for E3A and the equine assisted learning field as a whole is contagious and contributes to her ability to get others excited about doing this work. As a primarily volunteer-run organization, I am deeply grateful for the work Margaret does to support the day-to-day operations of E3A!
- I love her dedication to EAL.
She’s always there for us and “Jonny on the spot”
E3A couldn’t run as smoothly without her and love that she laughs at my jokes.
- I appreciate Margaret’s dedication to helping everyone learn and grow in E3A. I appreciate her huge heart that keeps giving and giving across committees, to the Board of Directors, and to all new and veteran members. On a personal note, I appreciate Margaret’s leadership, partnership, and friendship.
- Margaret can always be counted on to answer my questions and help me understand what’s going on. I also appreciate that she calls me on my birthday! She makes me feel special.
- E3Awouldn’t be the same without Margaret. Thank you for all you do!
- Margaret has a giving spirit and a heart for E3A and it’s members. She uses her strengths to keep things running smoothly and is a pleasure to work with.