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Kathy  Kathy Leigh Carter/President:

 

Kathy Leigh Carter is the Founder and President of the Mounted Law Enforcement Foundation.  She has traveled across the U.S. attending Mounted conventions, visiting Mounted barns and being educated by the officers on their law enforcement tactics from the back of a horse, terrains they encounter in their area, breeds of horse they utilize and their training methods. (See Kathy's travels.)

 

As a licensed attorney in Texas and California along with being an Entertainment executive in Hollywood for over 20 years, Kathy brings her experience to the Mounted Law Enforcement arena to put the brand on a National platform.  Her vast appreciation for law enforcement and enthusiasm for horses drives her to raise awareness of this specialized unit and provide funding for the under-supported Mounted units across the country. TheCarterCreative.com.

 

I thought it was about time to have a National Foundation supporting our American men and women on horseback fighting crime, saving lives and keeping the peace.  These men, women and horses are wrapped in the American flag.

Gregory Sokoloski/Board Member:

 

Gregory Sokoloski served in the Houston Police Department for 36 years in Patrol, Jail and DWI Task Force before forming the Mounted unit in 1984.  The mounted unit made an immediate impact by decreasing crime 10% in the first 2 years.  As the Lead Trainer, he transitioned the unit from shod to barefoot, and traditional to natural horsemanship.  These changes positioned HPD as a leader in the mounted patrol community.  Greg worked in Mounted for 33 years until his retirement in 2017.  Greg currently travels throughout the United States, Poland, Russia, and Canada to teach others about the barefoot program and how it is superior for personal and police horses. Greg is a Certified Barefoot Trimmer.  Barefoot Trimmers study the hoof in the context of the horse’s overall health.  A natural method of trimming enables horses to be kept and ridden without shoes. The barefoot philosophy concentrates on learning the natural way horses use their feet, and aims to mimic natural wear by trimming the hoof accordingly.

Randall Wallace/Board Member:

 

Randall Wallace proudly serves as the Lieutenant over the Clear Lake Division Crime Suppression Team at the Houston Police Department.  During his 28+ year career in law enforcement, he served as the Lieutenant and unit commander of the internationally recognized Houston Mounted Patrol for 13 years.  Randall led Houston's Mounted Patrol with an annual budget of $3M+ and 40-person staff to become arguably the #1 most recognized Mounted Patrol unit in the United States.  He created the Public-Private Mounted Patrol Partnership Program, Sponsor-A-Horse Program which raised over $1M in private funding and brought community leaders and corporations to become more involved with HPD's initiatives.  He also increased enforcement productivity from almost zero to 10,000+ arrest activities per year.  Randall graduated from the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a master’s degree in Sociology & Criminology.   He is also a graduate from the FBI National Academy - 218th Session.

Bob Caruth/Board Member:

 

The Caruth family came to Dallas in 1848 and has been a civic and philanthropist contributor behind the scenes.  Mr. Caruth graduated from Austin College in 1974 and has been a Quarter Horse exhibitor since, a lifetime member to both the American Quarter Horse Association and National Reining Horse Association plus the Arabian Horse Association.  Winnings include multiple Top Ten’s at the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) World Championship Show and Arabian Nationals. National awards include 5 Time AQHA Honor Role Award Winner plus many Top Ten-Year End Awards.  Robert and his late wife Tracy have been supporters of the Dallas Police Mounted Unit for over a decade donating time, money and horses.

Mary Dedmon/Treasurer:

 

Mary Dedmon serves as Treasurer of NMLEF.  Mary brings 30+ years of experience as a General Accountant as well as an Administrative and Personal Assistant for large oil companies in Texas.  Her accounting expertise in asset management include royalty interests, leases, general ledgers, bank reconciliations, cash flow and accounts receivable.  Mary’s considerable knowledge of finance management and business operations well-serves the needs for this non-profit.  On a personal note, Mary was married to a career law enforcement officer and former Chief Deputy of Tarrant County, Texas for 29 years until his passing in 2008.  She has had a close tie to law enforcement for most of her adult life and maintains many of those relationships today.

 

Gordon D. Loney/Secretary:

 

Gordon D. Loney is the Secretary of NMLEF.  He is responsible for the record-keeping and communication of the organization.  Gordon brings his experience as a Media Specialist with over 20 years of production and post-production video editing, web design, marketing materials and social media expertise to clients in California, New York and Texas.  He has an extensive computer programming background working for oil and insurance companies since the 1970s and successfully set up and maintained the AABC non-profit.   Gordon believes NMLEF will have a positive effect on the men and women who serve the mounted units across the United States.

 

The Board of Directors oversees the general implementation of activity, and it may hire staff as necessary to successfully implement the programs and plans. The Board of Directors has elected to hire Kathy Leigh Carter (President), Mary Dedmon (Treasurer) and Gordon D. Loney (Secretary) as employees of the organization to accomplish the day-to-day management and job duties. The Board of Directors has set salaries for these positions in compliance with the conflict of interest policy.  Volunteers may also be recruited as needed in order to further sustain the organization's programs.

 

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Mary Dedmon/Treasurer:

 

Mary Dedmon serves as Treasurer of NMLEF.  Mary brings 30+ years of experience as a General Accountant as well as an Administrative and Personal Assistant for large oil companies in Texas.  Her accounting expertise in asset management include royalty interests, leases, general ledgers, bank reconciliations, cash flow and accounts receivable.  Mary’s considerable knowledge of finance management and business operations well-serves the needs for this non-profit.  On a personal note, Mary was married to a career law enforcement officer and former Chief Deputy of Tarrant County, Texas for 29 years until his passing in 2008.  She has had a close tie to law enforcement for most of her adult life and maintains many of those relationships today.

 

Gordon D. Loney/Secretary:

 

Gordon D. Loney is the Secretary of NMLEF.  He is responsible for the record-keeping and communication of the organization.  Gordon brings his experience as a Media Specialist with over 20 years of production and post-production video editing, web design, marketing materials and social media expertise to clients in California, New York and Texas.  He has an extensive computer programming background working for oil and insurance companies since the 1970s and successfully set up and maintained the AABC non-profit.   Gordon believes NMLEF will have a positive effect on the men and women who serve the mounted units across the United States.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kathy  Kathy Leigh Carter/President:

 

Kathy Leigh Carter is the Founder and President of the Mounted Law Enforcement Foundation.  She has traveled across the U.S. attending Mounted conventions, visiting Mounted barns and being educated by the officers on their law enforcement tactics from the back of a horse, terrains they encounter in their area, breeds of horse they utilize and their training methods. (See Kathy's travels.)

 

As a licensed attorney in Texas and California along with being an Entertainment executive in Hollywood for over 20 years, Kathy brings her experience to the Mounted Law Enforcement arena to put the brand on a National platform.  Her vast appreciation for law enforcement and enthusiasm for horses drives her to raise awareness of this specialized unit and provide funding for the under-supported Mounted units across the country. TheCarterCreative.com.

 

I thought it was about time to have a National Foundation supporting our American men and women on horseback fighting crime, saving lives and keeping the peace.  These men, women and horses are wrapped in the American flag.

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Kathy  Kathy Leigh Carter/President:

 

Kathy Leigh Carter is the Founder and President of the Mounted Law Enforcement Foundation.  She has traveled across the U.S. attending Mounted conventions, visiting Mounted barns and being educated by the officers on their law enforcement tactics from the back of a horse, terrains they encounter in their area, breeds of horse they utilize and their training methods. (See Kathy's travels.)

 

As a licensed attorney in Texas and California along with being an Entertainment executive in Hollywood for over 20 years, Kathy brings her experience to the Mounted Law Enforcement arena to put the brand on a National platform.  Her vast appreciation for law enforcement and enthusiasm for horses drives her to raise awareness of this specialized unit and provide funding for the under-supported Mounted units across the country. TheCarterCreative.com.

 

I thought it was about time to have a National Foundation supporting our American men and women on horseback fighting crime, saving lives and keeping the peace.  These men, women and horses are wrapped in the American flag.

Gregory Sokoloski/Board Member:

 

Gregory Sokoloski served in the Houston Police Department for 36 years in Patrol, Jail and DWI Task Force before forming the Mounted unit in 1984.  The mounted unit made an immediate impact by decreasing crime 10% in the first 2 years.  As the Lead Trainer, he transitioned the unit from shod to barefoot, and traditional to natural horsemanship.  These changes positioned HPD as a leader in the mounted patrol community.  Greg worked in Mounted for 33 years until his retirement in 2017.  Greg currently travels throughout the United States, Poland, Russia, and Canada to teach others about the barefoot program and how it is superior for personal and police horses.   Greg is a Certified Barefoot Trimmer. Barefoot Trimmers study the hoof in the context of the horse’s overall health.  A natural method of trimming enables horses to be kept and ridden without shoes. The barefoot philosophy concentrates on learning the natural way horses use their feet, and aims to mimic natural wear by trimming the hoof accordingly.

Randall Wallace/Board Member:

 

Randall Wallace proudly serves as the Lieutenant over the Clear Lake Division Crime Suppression Team at the Houston Police Department.  During his 28+ year career in law enforcement, he served as the Lieutenant and unit commander of the internationally recognized Houston Mounted Patrol for 13 years.  Randall led Houston's Mounted Patrol with an annual budget of $3M+ and 40-person staff to become arguably the #1 most recognized Mounted Patrol unit in the United States.  He created the Public-Private Mounted Patrol Partnership Program, Sponsor-A-Horse Program which raised over $1M in private funding and brought community leaders and corporations to become more involved with HPD's initiatives.  He also increased enforcement productivity from almost zero to 10,000+ arrest activities per year.  Randall graduated from the University of Houston-Clear Lake with a master’s degree in Sociology & Criminology.   He is also a graduate from the FBI National Academy - 218th Session.

Bob Caruth/Board Member:

 

The Caruth family came to Dallas in 1848 and has been a civic and philanthropist contributor behind the scenes.  Mr. Caruth graduated from Austin College in 1974 and has been a Quarter Horse exhibitor since, a lifetime member to both the American Quarter Horse Association and National Reining Horse Association plus the Arabian Horse Association.  Winnings include multiple Top Ten’s at the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) World Championship Show and Arabian Nationals. National awards include 5 Time AQHA Honor Role Award Winner plus many Top Ten-Year End Awards.  Robert and his late wife Tracy have been supporters of the Dallas Police Mounted Unit for over a decade donating time, money and horses.

Mary Dedmon/Treasurer:

 

Mary Dedmon serves as Treasurer of NMLEF.  Mary brings 30+ years of experience as a General Accountant as well as an Administrative and Personal Assistant for large oil companies in Texas.  Her accounting expertise in asset management include royalty interests, leases, general ledgers, bank reconciliations, cash flow and accounts receivable.  Mary’s considerable knowledge of finance management and business operations well-serves the needs for this non-profit.  On a personal note, Mary was married to a career law enforcement officer and former Chief Deputy of Tarrant County, Texas for 29 years until his passing in 2008.  She has had a close tie to law enforcement for most of her adult life and maintains many of those relationships today.

 

Gordon D. Loney/Secretary:

 

Gordon D. Loney is the Secretary of NMLEF.  He is responsible for the record-keeping and communication of the organization.  Gordon brings his experience as a Media Specialist with over 20 years of production and post-production video editing, web design, marketing materials and social media expertise to clients in California, New York and Texas.  He has an extensive computer programming background working for oil and insurance companies since the 1970s and successfully set up and maintained the AABC non-profit.   Gordon believes NMLEF will have a positive effect on the men and women who serve the mounted units across the United States.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kathy  Kathy Leigh Carter/President:

 

Kathy Leigh Carter is the Founder and President of the Mounted Law Enforcement Foundation.  She has traveled across the U.S. attending Mounted conventions, visiting Mounted barns and being educated by the officers on their law enforcement tactics from the back of a horse, terrains they encounter in their area, breeds of horse they utilize and their training methods. (See Kathy's travels.)

 

As a licensed attorney in Texas and California along with being an Entertainment executive in Hollywood for over 20 years, Kathy brings her experience to the Mounted Law Enforcement arena to put the brand on a National platform.  Her vast appreciation for law enforcement and enthusiasm for horses drives her to raise awareness of this specialized unit and provide funding for the under-supported Mounted units across the country. TheCarterCreative.com.

 

I thought it was about time to have a National Foundation supporting our American men and women on horseback fighting crime, saving lives and keeping the peace.  These men, women and horses are wrapped in the American flag.

Gregory Sokoloski/Board Member:

 

Gregory Sokoloski served in the Houston Police Department for 36 years in Patrol, Jail and DWI Task Force before forming the Mounted unit in 1984.  The mounted unit made an immediate impact by decreasing crime 10% in the first 2 years.  As the Lead Trainer, he transitioned the unit from shod to barefoot, and traditional to natural horsemanship.  These changes positioned HPD as a leader in the mounted patrol community.  Greg worked in Mounted for 33 years until his retirement in 2017.  Greg currently travels throughout the United States, Poland, Russia, and Canada to teach others about the barefoot program and how it is superior for personal and police horses.  Greg is a Certified Barefoot Trimmer.  Barefoot Trimmers study the hoof in the context of the horse’s overall health.  A natural method of trimming enables horses to be kept and ridden without shoes. The barefoot philosophy concentrates on learning the natural way horses use their feet, and aims to mimic natural wear by trimming the hoof accordingly.

Bob Caruth/Board Member:

 

The Caruth family came to Dallas in 1848 and has been a civic and philanthropist contributor behind the scenes.  Mr. Caruth graduated from Austin College in 1974 and has been a Quarter Horse exhibitor since, a lifetime member to both the American Quarter Horse Association and National Reining Horse Association plus the Arabian Horse Association.  Winnings include multiple Top Ten’s at the AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association) World Championship Show and Arabian Nationals. National awards include 5 Time AQHA Honor Role Award Winner plus many Top Ten-Year End Awards.  Robert and his late wife Tracy have been supporters of the Dallas Police Mounted Unit for over a decade donating time, money and horses.

Mary Dedmon/Treasurer:

 

Mary Dedmon serves as Treasurer of NMLEF.  Mary brings 30+ years of experience as a General Accountant as well as an Administrative and Personal Assistant for large oil companies in Texas.  Her accounting expertise in asset management include royalty interests, leases, general ledgers, bank reconciliations, cash flow and accounts receivable.  Mary’s considerable knowledge of finance management and business operations well-serves the needs for this non-profit.  On a personal note, Mary was married to a career law enforcement officer and former Chief Deputy of Tarrant County, Texas for 29 years until his passing in 2008.  She has had a close tie to law enforcement for most of her adult life and maintains many of those relationships today.