Meet The Team

Barbara Wegryn, retired principal at a large environmental consulting firm. She was key in growing the business from the ground up to $80M/year in sales and was ultimately responsible for the preparation of large federal proposals/grants up to $100M.  She started her environmental career as a Range Management Specialist with the BLM in Winnemucca, NV, and was exposed to the mustang’s plight at that time.  Barbara has owned horses all her life and is a long-time volunteer with Cincinnati’s therapeutic riding program and the former WORTH program.  She brings a passion for saving the Mustangs, as well as an understanding of a horses’ power to heal. 

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Rob Seideman

Board Member

Chairman

Rob Seideman, a former corporate strategist, turned around Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship’s struggling W.O.R.T.H, program for military veterans by introducing wild mustangs. In just two years at CTRH, Rob grew clientele almost fourfold and raised the two highest operating revenues in the organization’s 33-year history. He now serves on the board of Mustang Journey and as the Executive Director of another non-profit, May We Help.

Board Member

Executive Director

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Michelle Moran

Board Member

Administrator

Michelle is a Level 1 graduate of the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program.  She has been caring for and working with horses since 2007.

Michelle actively volunteers and supports 2 local non-profits, Mustang Journey and Paws for Miles-Animal Rescue. When she is without fostering a puppy or volunteering for Mustang Journey, she enjoys hiking, kayaking and visiting with her 3 grown boys.  Michelle is a transplant from Chicago, IL and has lived in the Cincinnati area for over 25 years. Michelle works full time at L!ve Technologies in Blue Ash, Ohio.

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Board Member, President

Master Sergeant (Retired), U.S.A.F.

After growing up riding trails and barrel racing on the weekends, I joined the United States Air Force, like my father before me, and wore the uniform until I retired in 1995. Then it was on to teaching high school English and riding motorcycles. When I became a member of a very involved group of war veterans known as VFW Post 10380, I took up their mission to find meaningful ways to help veterans in need. That led us to the dynamic Rob Seideman, our board chairman, and his passion for equine therapy and what it could do for veterans with PTSD. I was sold immediately. Saving mustangs which will save veterans – who could ask for a better mission?  What mustangs can do for veterans with post traumatic stress is nothing short of magical. I am proud and honored to represent veteran service organizations in this marvelous endeavor.

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Michael Iacono

Board Member

Vice President

Michael has been a business owner in Cincinnati for over 35 years. In addition, he has four children that are his pride and joy. His interest in horses began as a child and later in his adult life as a horse owner.  His experiences led him to seek out wild mustangs on the range in Arizona and Idaho. Something clicked and thru years of research of the BLM and Mustang adoption he finally adopted a beautiful Blue Roan in 2016.

Simultaneously, he learned of activities for equine interaction between mustangs and veterans. Again something clicked and he has been working to promote the Mustang Journey to build an organization that will not only benefit veterans but could help drastically reduce the number of Mustangs being cared for
by the BLM.

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Tina Caldwell

Board Member

Director of Horsemanship

Horses are my passion. I have been working with horses for over 25 years. My goal is to make the world a better place for horses. I am a level 3 Parelli graduate. I train horses using the PNH method. I am an active member of the Northern Kentucky Horse Network. My horse is an 18 year old super horse called Sam-a-Bam. We work on mounted shooting skills, and carriage driving skills. Sam and I love to trail ride and play at liberty. My other super horse is Chile the mustang. I like teaching folks how to be safe with their own horses. I want to be part of mustang journey because I think mustangs make a great all around horse that can do anything. I also enjoy working with veterans. Mustang journey can make the world a better place for mustangs and veterans.

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Kit Collins

Trainer

Kit Collins started working for Hall of Fame polo players in high school, then went on to become a certified polo instructor for the Cincinnati Polo Club. Kit is also certified with P.A.T.H. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) as a riding instructor and as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning. Kit is the former Director of the W.O.R.T.H. program for military veterans at Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship.

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Shaelyn Nebolsky

Trainer

Shaelyn Nebolsky is a Level 1 graduate of the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program and the Laurel Oaks Equine Science Program. She’s worked as a horse care provider for Equisport, the Langs Thoroughbred Farm and Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship. Shaelyn is also the 2013 ACTHA American Competitive Trail Horse Jr. State Champion.

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