Our horse rescue is fortunate to have the knowledge, support, and commitment from this group of dedicated individuals.  They each devote an incredible amount of time and energy to the ranch, and are heroes in equine rescue.  

  Board of Directors Management Team

Board Members

Larry Moritomo

A native of New Mexico and lover of the outdoors, Larry works as New Mexico Rail Runner’s Advertising Specialist.  He joined the board in 2016 as treasurer.

Lauren Garrity

Lauren has a long history of working for nonprofit organizations, first as a caseworker and later as an immigration attorney. She began volunteering with the ranch in 2016 as a member of the feed team and became a board member in 2017.

Dave Johnson

Raised in Nebraska, Dave trained horses to help pay for flight school. He flew for US Airways for more than 38 years, and then learned to fly helicopters and flew for various law enforcement and EMS agencies. He still serves as a Designated Pilot Examiner and trains in helicopters. Dave began volunteering for the ranch in 2016 working many hours on his John Deere. He became a board member in 2017.

J.T. Jones

J.T. Jones began working with the ranch as a horse trainer and became interested in the overall potential of WNCR and how it can benefit the community. He joined the board in 2017. Currently, J.T. competes internationally in endurance riding and works for the Albuquerque BioPark running the Heritage Farm.

Lauri Michael

A former Indiana Hoosier, Lauri has lived in New Mexico since 1995. A Director of Brand Management for Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Lauri began volunteering for the ranch as the PR/Communication team leader in 2017 and joined the board in 2018. She and her husband, who also volunteers for the ranch, helped train and eventually adopted a beautiful mare from Walkin N Circles Ranch.

Staff Members

Team Leaders