Board of Directors
Tim Lovett, Chair
Lovett Executive Search
Founded Lovett Executive Search and for 33 plus years purposely working for privately-held to mid-size and publicly traded companies and organizations locally and nationally to strategically advise, attract, and acquire top leadership talent for their enhancement.
Most distinctly TRI has allowed me to witness accredited therapeutic equine encounters that have made miraculous progress with the disabled through the partnership formed between the horse and human. As the Board Chair of the Therapeutic Riding Institute, I am passionate and fortunate to be a part of this organization.
Lynn Avery, Treasurer
Retired, EnCon Corp
Lynn is a retired manufacturing executive. He is a horseman for over 40 years and has been a TRI volunteer for over 15 years.
Nathan Hunt, Secretary
Thompson Hine LLP
Nathan Hunt has been an attorney at Thompson Hine LLP since 2001. His law practice focuses on environmental, health, and safety matters. He and his wife of 25 years and their three children are longtime residents of Springboro, Ohio. Nathan’s interest in horses was sparked by his mother, a woman with a lifetime passion for all things equine. In his childhood, Nathan learned to ride and care for horses at riding camps and later at his family’s small horse farm in Bellbrook, Ohio where he specialized in cleaning stalls. Nathan joined the TRI board in 2018 and currently serves as the board’s secretary. TRI’s mission of assisting others via equine therapy is what drew him to the organization.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Kristin has been working in the mental health field since 2014. Kristin is a graduate of Wright State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2013 and a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and certification in Marriage & Family Counseling and Trauma-Informed Counseling in 2018. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision.
Kristin has experience working in several inpatient psychiatric units, emergency and correctional crisis assessment, and school-based mental health therapy in several elementary schools. Kristin currently owns and operates her own clinical private practice in Troy, Ohio and is a Psychology Instructor at Edison State Community College.
Kristin’s passion for horses and the activity of riding started at a young age while growing up on a horse farm in Covington, Ohio. Kristin grew up with Quarter/Arabian horses on a 14 acre farm where her mother taught her to ride at the age of 5. Kristin retains a passion for animal assisted therapy and equine therapy that Kristin has aspired to incorporate into her clinical work with clients.
Management Council of The Ohio Education Computer Network
Mary Butts comes to the Therapeutic Riding Institute most recently as a graduate of the prestigious Leadership Dayton Program (Class of 2020). In the past 20 years, she has held positions in Community Relations and Outreach, Event Planning, Professional Management, Leadership Development, Employee Engagement, and HR. Mary has experience in a variety of industries including the sports world, higher education, non-profit, the airline industry, and K-12 education. She is currently a RemotEDx Connectivity Champion for the Management Council, working to help make a difference in the lives of Ohio’s learners, teachers, and leaders.
Mary was drawn to TRI because it reminded her of a similar horse therapy center where one of her lifelong friends took her daughter. Her emotional post about her brave little girl inspired her to get involved with an organization that is making an impact on children and adults with disabilities. She is proud to be a part of the mission: “To enhance the quality of life for children and adults that have a variety of challenges by providing accredited therapeutic equine experiences in a safe, fun, and compassionate environment.”
Robin Brun is a career consultant, a certified professional life coach, professional speaker and host of a weekly radio show called “Putting Faith & Hope in Your Job Search.”
She is passionate about helping people discover their unique gifts and talents, so that they can achieve their true potential in their career and life. Robin is a graduate of the Christian Coach Institute and is a Certified Professional Life Coach. She has her own career consulting and life coaching business and is best known for helping people achieve greater success in their current roles, obtain promotional opportunities, land their dream job or identify a new career path where their passion and skills align.
She recently retired from the University of Dayton where she was the Director of Business Development for the Center for Leadership for seven years. Prior to joining UD, she was Vice President of Consulting Services for Right Management the Global Leader in Talent Management and Outplacement. She has helped hundreds of people with their job search and in managing their career.
You can reach Robin at email@example.com.
Minuteman Press Centerville
Jesse Gaither is the Owner of Minuteman Press of Centerville where he
guides his team in providing graphic design and print marketing services to
businesses and organizations throughout the Miami Valley.
Prior to owning Minuteman Press, Jesse was an operations management
professional in the analytical chemistry, general contracting, and
manufacturing industries. Jesse and his wife also dabble in commercial
Jesse spends his free time remodeling homes and commercial buildings
(when he isn’t hunting or fishing). Currently living in Oregonia, Ohio, Jesse
and his family are in the process of relocating to Springboro, Ohio (as soon as
the right house materializes).
You can email Jesse at: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Dayton
Debbie Archambeault is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the University of Dayton. Her love of horses brought her to TRI as a volunteer, and her belief in TRI’s mission has kept her there.
My professional background spans 17 years of sales, marketing, and the training in the specific psychology behind people’s motives for investing or making decisions. After graduating with my Bachelors and Masters’ degree from North Carolina State I have been everything from a Technical Sales Engineer, Director of Sales and Marketing, VP of Sales & Strategic Planning,
and President of an International Sales and Service company. All of which have provided me with a wide breadth of experience that is applicable in any organization looking to grow. I’ve traveled all over the world conducting business, selling, building long lasting relationships, and trying to pull others up.
TRI is an organization very intriguing to me for several reasons; the first is simply what I previously stated. There is a power that comes from the equine that is immediately ‘felt’ and really unexplainable. Also having a disabled close relative, I really understand how the connection between humans and animals transcends our logical world as I watched his interaction with animals in such an affectionate way that he never, ever displayed towards other humans.
The final reason is that I’d like to do something fun while helping those with special needs. Children, children with disabilities, and single Mothers are always at the forefront of my charitable contributions and this would allow me to help in a way that is more than just financial.
I would like to give some of my experience in sales and marketing back to a worthy cause. I’ve been looking to join a board off and on over a year or so but haven’t been presented the right opportunity. It seems like this opportunity is serendipitous. I’m hoping that TRI may find my skills appropriate in their efforts to bring joy and healing to children and adults with various