Staff

Executive Director, Carrie Mortensen
(802) 985-4944 ext. 201

Carrie joined the AMHA team in August of 2016.  Growing up she rode saddle seat and graduated from William Woods University with a degree in Equestrian Science and Business Administration.  She later obtained her MBA from Xavier University.  Before relocating to Vermont, she spent over two decades in Lexington, Kentucky where she gained experience and exposure to many breeds and disciplines via positions with the American Saddlebred Horse Association, The Jockey Club, and the United States Equestrian Federation.  Her interests include all things equine and Jack Russell terriers – especially her faithful companion “Riley.”

 

Registry

Erica Eulau, Registrar, Registrar/IT
(802) 985-4944 ext. 301

Erica joined AMHA in 1988, when AMHA moved to Shelburne, Vermont. She began her tenure in the Registry Department as a regional representative and later became the supervisor of registry. In 1994, Erica transitioned from the registry department to take on the youth activities and subsequently became the Director of Membership Services. In October 2010, she once again joined the registry department as Registrar, which maintaining her other duties as well.

A native of Tarrytown, New York, Erica moved to Vermont in 1985 and currently resides in Shelburne with her son, Jeremy, and two standard poodles. She is a collector of LP records and enjoys gardening, travelling, listening to music, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.

Julie Dickie, Registry Representative
(802) 985-4944 ext. 303

Julie returned to the AMHA in March 2019 after a brief hiatus. In her previous roles spanning more than 20 years with AMHA, she worked in the Youth, membership, and The Morgan Horse magazine departments and now is excited about her new role as Registry Representative.

In her “down time” you can see her on the sidelines being “that Mom” at her son and daughter’s basketball, lacrosse, football, and field hockey games. She resides in the Lake Champlain Islands with her husband, son, daughter, and three dogs.

Membership

Christina Koliander, Communications Specialist
(802) 985-4944 ext. 402

Chris has been AMHA's Communications Specialist since 2008. Along with writing items for the web and press releases, she is the clubs liaison, and also is the go-to horse show person, handling the Champion Title, Regional Shows, and the Medal Class programs. Outside of work, Chris is an avid cook, writer, and reader.

Kristen Kelly, Executive Assistant
(802) 985-4944 ext. 401

Kristen joined the AMHA staff in September of 2018.  Prior to her move to Vermont, she graduated from the Art Institute of San Diego and pursued a career as a Waldorf teacher. Kristen enjoys spending time with her daughter on the ocean, raising chickens, woodworking, and gardening.

Magazine

Stephen Kinney, Editorial Director
(802) 985-4944 ext. 504

Stephen Kinney grew up on a horse farm in eastern Canada and is a lifelong horse trainer. In the late 1980s, he officially became a trainer of Morgans, loving the breed for its intelligence and accessibility for amateurs and junior exhibitors. He holds the distinction of having won the Morgan English Pleasure World Championship in 1999 and 2000 aboard Brenda Varney’s beloved Aspenglow Genesis. He retired from horse training after the 2001 season to become a magazine editor and joined The Morgan Horse as Editorial Director in 2008. In addition to getting intense satisfaction from his work and travels as editor of TMH, he enjoys baking in the winters and kayaking in the summers, and is a devoted fan of classical music. He works from home and lives in northern Maine.

Kim Oplotnik, Associate Editor
(802) 985-4944 ext. 505

Kim Oplotnik has been active in the Morgan community for over 10 years as a club member, competitor, and “Show Mom.” After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, enjoying a career as a professional ballet dancer, and starting a family, a lifelong love of horses drew Kim into the Morgan world. Well versed in technology and social media, having served as a Computer Technology teacher, Kim has been a regular contributor and regional representative for The Morgan Horse magazine for five years. Kim joined AMHA in 2016 as Associate Editor.

Kimberly Wilkinson, Graphic Designer
(802) 985-4944 ext. 502

Kim has been part of The Morgan Horse magazine staff since 2004. Before TMH, Kim received a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of Vermont and a Master’s of Science in Communications Design from Pratt Institute. When not at work, Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her passion in life is animals, especially her dog, Ginny!

Brooke Cote, Graphic Designer
(802) 985-4944 ext. 503

After graduating from Champlain College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Multimedia and Graphic Design, Brooke began working as an advertisement designer at The Morgan Horse in 2006 and now tackles editorial design as well. When not at work, Brooke enjoys playing with her four-legged buddy Zee, spending time with family and friends and crafting.

Administration

Tena Fraser, Shipping/Receiving
(802) 985-4944 ext. 203

Tena joined AMHA in June 1999. She processes the incoming and outgoing mail and is responsible for a plethora of other duties. She loves the outdoors, wildlife, and gardening.

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