GOVERNANCE

HTA is a volunteer-driven organization and member participation is the strength behind many of the Association’s programs and events. There are many opportunities for members to get involved, give back to the Association, work with fellow members, and broaden their professional network. Chairing a committee or becoming a committee member is just one way to play a more active role in the Association.

Board of Directors

Philip Spence, President
(780) 910-2316
Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Term ends: July 2020 

Mark Burwell, President-Elect
(540) 867-9897
Harrisonberg, VA
Term ends: July 2020 

Richard West, Treasurer
(330) 669-9380
Marshallville, OH
Term ends: July 2020 

Gary Buchholz, Secretary
(989) 550-9653
Harbor Beach, MI
Term ends: July 2020 

Steve Wunderlich, Director
(607) 425-6973
Tioga, PA
Term ends: July 2020

Area Representatives

Eastern Representative:
Jake Konstabel
(585) 746-6501
khcm85@gmail.com 

Southern Representative:
Shane McCoy
cowhoofhealth@gmail.com 

Midwest Representative:
Mitch Ackerman
(320) 387-2545
ackman7302@jetup.net

Western Representative:
Mike Wallen
(559) 805-7349
mwallenfamily@yahoo.com 

Canadian Representative:
Quinn Marshall
(604) 614-6762
quinnmarshall@hotmail.com

HTA Office

Jolie Estes, MS, CAE
Executive Director
5014 FM 1500
Paris, Texas 75460

(972) 715-8231

jolie@hooftrimmers.org

Standing Committees
Ad Hoc Committees

Bylaws & Rules Committee
Reviews and drafts proposed changes to the bylaws.

  • Philip Spence
  • Mark Burwell
  • Gary Buchholz
  • Steve Wunderlich
  • Richard West

Hoof Health Conference Committee
Develops a comprehensive conference program to include educational sessions, networking, vendor promotion opportunities and hands-on interactive sessions to promote and support hoof trimmers.

  • Mark Burwell, Chair
  • Allen Schlabach
  • Richard West

Editorial Committee
Assists the newsletter editor with editorial content and advertising issues.

  • Steve Wunderlich
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PR/Trade Shows Committee
Review public relations initiatives, including but not limited to PR campaigns, trade shows, marketing initiatives and other public relations related activities, for appropriateness and implementation.

  • Gary Buchholz
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Elections Committee
Oversees elections, counts votes and reports the results

  • Gary Buchholz
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Scholarship Committee

The scholarship is a member benefit and a way to help the families of its members.  The scholarship committee reviews and evaluates all received applications for the purpose of awarding two $1,000 scholarships annually.

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Nominating Committee
Present a slate of nominees to the Assembly, verify eligibility of nominees. The Nominating Committee will prepare a slate of nominees for the Executive Board of one nominee per office. Evaluates nominations for awards and memorials.

  • Jamie Sullivan
  • Vic Daniel
  • Vic Larson

Website Committee

A useful and informative website is an essential member benefit. The Ad Hoc Website Review Committee was established to assist the HTA headquarters in maintaining the effectiveness of the Association’s website.

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Resolutions Committee
Receives proposed resolutions from individual members, edits them for form and style, and reports them to the assembly. The Resolutions Committee will report all submitted resolutions, even those that it recommends for rejection.

  • Gary Buchholz
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Trimmer Assistance Program (TAP) Committee

In accordance with governing laws, provide oversite to the award of support through the Trimmers Assistance Program.

  • Volunteers Needed

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