SECRETARY / EDITOR Fran Howe 303 644-3506
Both myself and my husband Larry, aka Bitterroot Mule Company of Bennett, CO are dedicated to the positive promotion of the mule and donkey. I ride and drive the many mules that we own and enjoy showing the mules, trail riding and most driving activities. I have shown my mule "Spider" in most venues including Three Day Eventing where Spider represented the mules in dressage and cross country jumping. I have been involved with mules and donkeys for over 25 years. Having recently retired I hope to spend more time with my long ears.
VICE-PRESIDENT Pat Foster 720 272-1805
Pat has been a member of RMLEA for several years – (she says, “maybe six?”) When Pat joined the club, she owned a miniature donkey. After becoming more involved with RMLEA she decided that she really wanted a riding mule to do trail rides, clinics, shows, etc. with the other members of the club. She purchased her molly, Ginger, four years ago, and thinks that she is the best little mule she could ever ask for. Pat says, “There have been just a few little bumps in our trails getting to know each other, but who doesn’t have a few bumps? I would not trade her for the world”..
TREASURER Norine Laferriere 303 624-5872
Retired banker of 30 years
Moved to Colorado in 2016
Studied Reiki with William Rand founder of the International Center for Reiki Training. Received my master level in Glastonbury England in 2001.
I’ve worked primarily with cancer clients in my entire career as a practitioner with great results.
I’ve received my herbal apprenticeship in 2002 and studied with Michael J Ford in RI.
I became a certified aromatherapist in 2003 and studied with Linda Patterson.
I use what I know when I encounter a client, two or four legs, it doesn’t matter.
PRESIDENT Bruce Wagner 303 550-7858
When I was 5 yrs old we got our first jenny donkey. We raised 3 or 4 colts and would ride and attempt to drive, pulling little red wagon. Which sometimes turned into quite the event good and sometimes really not good. I am still convinced that every little guy or gal should have a donkey to grow up with. I have been around mules riding, hunting, packing elk, and driving for a lot of enjoyable years. I enjoy the driving, specifically the farming and log skidding and also driving a buffy or wagon. I have enjoyed being around donkeys and mules off and on for a lot of years. I am a member of the Colorado Farm Bureau and locally a member of the Adams County Farm Bureau. I appreciate the opportunity to have been elected Present of the Rocky Mountain Long Ears Association. I would like to see many new members this year and see more kids have the opportunity to be involved. Hopefully we can have events in riding, driving, and all aspects involved around these for all to enjoy.