Denise Barnes

Board Member

Denise has a daughter, Caroline (age 21), who has been attending Ahead With Horses for just over a decade. Caroline has multiple genetic disorders and when she first came to Ahead With Horses, she was still in a wheelchair. Denise loves to see the excitement, happiness, and overall physical and emotional benefit this therapeutic riding program has provided for her daughter. They both regularly promote the program in the community and have even had a board member come to present at on of their support group national conferences.

Denise has a background in Administration, which includes positions relating to helping people find employment. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration coupled with Hispanic Studies. After her daughter was born though, she took time out to care for her, but was able to pursue a career in Real Estate, which she did for 10 years. Denise has always encouraged her daughter and her daughter’s brother to be involved in extra curricular activities and enjoys sharing resources with other families. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the 4p- Support Group, the primary syndrome which her daughter has.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling and attending events with her family.