Leadership Team Staff

Anne P

Anna is from Hendersonville NCAnna Patten

Year at Camp:  6th

Night owl, but an early bird at camp

My favorite holiday is Earth Day

My favorite activity at home is going coffee shop hopping, and my favorite activity at camp is nature or ropes course!

Beth G

Beth is from EnglandBethGriffin

Year at TAW: 1st

Early bird

Favorite holiday is Christmas

Favorite activity is exploring new places

Brennan R

Brennan is from Tega Cay, South CarolinaBrennan Roberts

Year at TAW: 1st 

Early Bird

Favorite holiday Kentucky Derby Day

Favorite activities are tennis, swimming, arts and crafts

Harriet M

Harriet B Morton is a long-time horsewoman. She started interacting with horses when she was 4 and got her first pony when she was 8. She was fortunate to live in the country on an old farm. A few college students kept their horses there and taught her about riding and horses. Thus, her love of horses was born. 

Harriet taught lessons, trained and showed horses and worked at camps during her high school and college years. She attended veterinary college for almost 3 years before deciding she wanted to work with horses and kid’s full time. Harriet started her own riding, boarding and training business when she was 25. 8 years later, she and her parents and husband moved the business to 42 acres in Abbeville, SC. They cleared and built pastures, barns and rings.

In 2018, Harriet “retired” from the horse business. The farm was sold, Harriet and her husband moved to Brevard, NC in 2021, where she focuses on her art business and volunteering for several organizations. Harriet has 2 daughters. Her oldest daughter is in the horse business and manages a stable in Aiken, SC. Her younger daughter is studying to be an equine vet tech. 

Harriet’s professional equine experiences span over three and a half decades and include:HarrietMorton

  • volunteering in the 4-H Horse Program
  • studying Linda Tellington Jones’s Touch
  • certifying as a CHA Master Instructor
  • directing the riding program at Camp Illahee for 5 yrs
  • certifying as a mental skills coach with Daniel Stewart
  • becoming an Equine Gestalt Method Practitioner

Harriet believes horses play the greatest role as teacher and healers. She makes sure riders understand that horses are part of the team, not just an animal to ride. She considers learning about horses and horsemanship just as important, if not more, than riding.

Jenifer S

Jenifer is from Bogotá, ColombiaJeniferSandovalRamirez

Year at TAW: 4th

Early bird

Favorite holiday is Candles day (Colombian holiday)

Favorite activity is the ropes course

Katie A

Katie is from Columbia, SCKatie Aizer

Year at TAW: 7th

Early bird

Favorite holiday is Christmas

Favorite activities are mountaineering and hanging out with her 3 kids

Teni P

Teni is from Atlanta, GeorgiaTeni Pearse

Year at TAW: 10th

Night Owl

Favorite holiday is Halloween

Favorite activity is knitting