Our Board of Directors provides leadership and direction for the Parelli Foundation.

Meet our board members…

Kerul Kassel“Dr. Kerul Kassel is an educator, leadership coach, author, and community activist.  She is a faculty member in Fielding Graduate University’s Organizational Development and Leadership Masters Program, and conducts research on triple-bottom-line (people/planet/prosperity) business practices.  She works with organizations and the individuals in them to successfully embed those practices into their firm’s business model.

As a self-leadership coach with a focus on purpose, productivity, and procrastination, Kerul has worked with executives, professionals, and business owners to improve their results and address the important actions and decisions to embody their potential. She’s certified through the International Coach Federation, the International Association of Coaches (on whose Board of Governors she has served) and other coaching organizations. Her expertise has been utilized and mentioned in many periodicals, and she has been quoted in TIME magazine, Real Simple, The Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere.

Kerul is also a publicly elected official, serving on the Harmony (Florida) Community Development District Board of Supervisors, and several other community organizations.  She has served on a number of local, national, and international non-profit boards over the past several decades.

She and her husband have realized a long time dream of building a sustainable life/lifestyle, including a near-net-zero solar home.  They have led citizen science projects locally, and have been navigating a journey of courage and leadership training with their two quarter horses and former Premarin draft mare.  Their dream is to be their horses’ partners and collaborators in bringing the past, present, and future of leadership together for the dignity and benefit of all.”  Kerul is currently the President of the Board of Directors.

Kris_Fulwiler_with_horseKris is an experienced Parelli horseman,  riding directly with Pat Parelli and Linda Parelli since 1994.  She is a Parelli Professional 2* instructor who has achieved her Level 4 qualifications.  Kris has been breeding top Friesian horses for over 15 years, and is a retired international judge of the Royal Friesian Horse (KFPS), being known around the country and overseas. She also serves on the board of The Friends of the Ahnapee State Trail in Wisconsin, another 501c3 organization.

Her husband recently retired from running the largest label company in North America (and the second largest in the world!), is on the board of the Green Bay Packers, and is happy to consult with us.

Edwin AldersonEdwin is an attorney, retired judge and businessman from El Dorado, Arkansas. He is a trusted friend who was recommended by Pat and Linda Parelli and Art and Letitia Glen, independent business people who own Parelli Saddles. He is Chairman of the Board of First Financial Bank and Managing Member of Alderson Capital Management Company. Through the years he has served on a number of significant boards and commissions of the State of Arkansas and various non-profit corporations.

Here Edwin is pictured riding “Tango”,
Scamp’s and Salty Doc’s daughter
and Scamper’s mother.

Carlos OsorioCarlos is a businessman from Wisconsin, originally from Venezuela.  He runs a live-in language school for foreign students, which has many similar elements to running our natural horsemanship campus (just without the horses!)  He is a successful businessman with restaurants, real estate, and the language school.  Carlos rides often with Pat Parelli, and is a reining competitor with his horses around the country.

art_glennArt comes to the Parelli Foundation eager to bring his creative expertise to help develop world-wide recognition of the importance of the work being done here. His considerable experience includes business ownership, management and board service spanning more than 50 years. He has run major network television stations, chaired the United Way Campaign and Economic Development Council of Denver, CO Chamber of Commerce while serving on boards including United Bank, St. Joseph Hospital Regional, Boy Scouts of America, National Television Bureau of Advertising and more and currently Mesa Verde National Park Foundation. In business partnership with wife, Letitia since 1977, the Glenns have piloted Gold C Enterprises (taken public with partners in 1982), met Linda and Pat Parelli in Germany in 1993 and ultimately established the Parelli Collection to develop Parelli brand awareness via production and sales of popular apparel and accessories. They began research with the Parellis of saddle impact on horses in 2001, which has ultimately led to the development and production of revolutionary saddle tools that fit the horse and rider in motion and foster happier, healthier horse/human partnerships via their company, Natural Horseman Saddles, Inc., proud to be the exclusive provider of Parelli Saddles.

Jean WyerJean Wyer Jean was born and raised in Kentucky so horses are in her blood. Parelli’s commitment to never ending self improvement matches well with her life-long passion for learning. Jean’s LBI Paint Gelding, Inky, does everything from cows to dressage. They are about to submit L2 audition and are playing at L3. In 2010 she retired after 22 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she was a partner and the leader of their recruitment and educational initiatives. In these positions, she developed her skills in organizing things, applying financial wisdom and knowing the good from the bad and the ugly. Jean is in charge of Major and Legacy Gifts and Special Projects for the Fund-Raising Team. Jean’s mom is still alive at 91 and still learning and sharing her wisdom with others; so we can look forward to Jean’s help for a long time. Besides horses, Jean has eclectic interests: she reads everything she can get her hands on, works out and does needlepoint.

Richard Bowman, D.V.M.Dr. Bowman is the founder/owner of Bowman Second Chance Thoroughbred Adoption Center in Rhame, North Dakota. The Center gives retired race horses another opportunity at life. He is also the regulatory veterinarian for Canterbury Park, a horse-racing track, in Minnesota. When horses from the track are unable to race, he brings them to his ranch and works with them until they are adopted into a forever home.

Prior to founding Bowman Second Chance Thoroughbred Adoption, Dr. Bowman was one of the first veterinarians in the U.S. to build a mobile equine dentistry center; spending seventeen years traveling parts of the Midwest providing equine dentistry services .He sold his dental practice and formed North Wind Equine LLC, which practices in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin Dr. Bowman is a graduate of Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.