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Insights Ep. 15: Annise Montplaisir - Equine Education Coordinator

Industry Careers
May 4th, 2022

Our newest Insights episode features an interview with Annise Montplaisir, Equine Education Coordinator for the Kentucky Equine Education Project. One of Annise’s favorite aspects of her work are the many “stories of the people involved in the industry and what brought them into this.”

Learn more about Annise’s role, her career path, and her advice for students considering work in the industry in this Q&A recorded last fall.

Insights Ep. 14: Walt Borisenok - Farm Owner

Industry Careers
April 27th, 2022

Insights Episode 14 features an interview with Walt Borisenok, Owner of Old Tavern Farm in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Walt’s advice for anyone considering work in the industry: “Get as much knowledge as you can, and basically, if you feel it's a passion, then I would say go ahead and go for it.”

Learn more about Walt’s path to farm ownership and the challenges and rewards of the job in this Q&A recorded in December 2021.

Insights Ep. 13: Christa Marrillia - Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Industry Careers
April 20th, 2022

Insights Episode 13 features an interview with Christa Marrillia, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.

Christa’s advice for ways to get started in the industry: “I think it's raising your hand and looking for opportunities.”

Hear more advice from Christa and learn about her career path and her current role and responsibilities in this Q&A recorded in November 2021.

Veterinary intern spotlight

Industry Careers
April 19th, 2022

Are you considering a career in equine veterinary medicine? Hear from Veterinary Intern Dr. Michelle Maguire about her internship experience at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in this highlights video.

Insights Ep. 12: Mary Ormsby - Equine Operations Manager

Industry Careers
April 13th, 2022

Insights Episode 12 features an interview with Mary Ormsby, Equine Operations Manager at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky.

Mary’s advice for anyone considering work in the industry: “No matter where you go, no matter what aspect of the industry you're experiencing, be a sponge.”

Hear more advice from Mary and learn about her role and its rewards and challenges in this Q&A recorded in February 2022.