Educator, Trainer, and Therapeutic Riding Instructor. I have more than 30 years of experience in work as coach and educator in Equine Assisted Activities, and 15 years as Therapeutic Riding Instructor, with an international recognition.
2005 Horsemanship of new age
2002 Humanity Charter in recognition of humanitarian deeds performed in Eastern Croatia.
2001 Written acknowledgment for achievements in the development of volunteer work in Croatia from the Government of the Republic of Croatia.
2001 Plaque for excellence in the field of sport for people with disabilities in the Republic of Croatia from the Croatian Sports Federation for the Disabled.
2000 Anne Wright Instructor Award for excellence in the field of therapeutic riding, from High Hopes Riding of Connecticut, USA.
Croatia 1983-2005, USA-2005-Present
Program Director at Spirit Open Equestrian Program Inc. , - Great Falls , VA (2006-Present)
Project Manager at Dynamic Business Interiors, - Arlington, VA (2008)
Customer Service Agent at United Arilines, - IAD, VA (2007-08)
Project Manager and instructor at Golden Dreams Therapeutic Riding , - Middleburg, VA (2007)
Translator, language instructor, - DC area (occasionaly, 2005- Present)
Barn manager and Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Lift Me Up!, - Great Falls, VA (2005-06)
Program Director at MOGU Therapeutic Riding, Osijek, Croatia, Europe, (1997-2005)
Teacher for language, literature, history, ethic, arts... Osijek, Croatia, Europe (1993-2004)
Librarian - Osijek, Croatia, Europe (1996-2004)
Project Manager for music concert season Osijek, Croatia, Europe (1985- 1993)
Jounralist Osijek, Croatia, Europe (1983-1985)
Founder and ED of SPIRIT Open Equestrian Program
Lecture at Budapest, XI Federation Riders Disabled International (FRDI) Congress 2004 Lecture about Paradressage at the PATH Conference , Denver CO 2009
MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Corel Draw.
Fluent in Croatian/Serbian and English, conversant in Italian, Macedonian, and Slovenian
Experienced and successful NGO fundraser.
Program Policy Development and Implementation
Able to conduct needs assessments, plan and implement organizational programs, policies and operating procedures.
Leadership and Management Skills
Can adjust priorities and procedures to achieve the most efficient solutions. Able to work under pressure, such as changes in leadership and operating procedures, and day-to-day work related crises.