Diana Olds – Board President
Diana founded the Chelee Warriors Mounted Archery Club in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 2014. Diana has been an active member of both the horse (20+ years) and traditional archery (15+ years) community since her youth. Having a Native American background, mounted archery has given her the cultural connection that she has been searching for most of her life. Diana currently runs both her own horseback riding lesson program, The Wild Mares Riding and Competition Team, and a mounted archery lesson program at her location in Bucks County. Her main focus for being a part of the HAUSA Board of Directors is to help in the continuing education and growth of Clubs in the United States. Diana has been a traveling clinician and part of the Horse Archery USA (formerly National Horse Archery Association) since 2015.
Amy Sakovich – Board Vice President
Amy lives in Tampa Bay, Florida with her husband, four dogs, four cats, four horses, and four goats (no, that wasn’t planned). When not caring for farm and family, Amy works part time pet sitting or writes fiction. Amy finally got an opportunity to fulfill her lifelong interest in horses as an adult and, with a background in fitness, was quickly drawn toward the study of equine balance and bio-mechanics. From a basis of balance and rehabilitation, Amy looks for almost any opportunity to have fun with her horses, having dabbled in dressage, trail, working equitation, driving, liberty and in hand, sidesaddle, and now archery (quickly becoming her favorite form).
Kristin Erlitz – Board Secretary
Since starting her mounted archery journey in 2016, Kristin has been an active member of Horse Archery USA. Although still fairly new to the sport, Kristin is no stranger to equestrian sports or serving on a board for worthy organizations. She comes from a long line of equestrians and has had the pleasure of training and performing across multiple disciplines, but her true passion lies is understanding how horses think and move as well as how our actions affect their responses. Kristin studies natural horsemanship as well as rider bio-mechanics at her family’s farm in Virginia, while also serving as the bookkeeper and business manager of the family’s boarding and training program. Kristin has previously served as president of Prince William Horse Show Association in 2005, organizer of the Saddle Up for St. Jude’s annual fundraiser, actor and volunteer for the Virginia Renaissance Faire, consultant for the board of directors for Phoenix Event Alliance, and founder of Roving Knights Mounted Archery.
Erin Berkery – Board Treasurer
Megan Hanselman – Board Member
Megan is a native Oregonian who was born and raised in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is a lifelong equestrian who started her mounted archery journey 3 years ago. While she does not yet compete, her passion for the sport fueled her to found the Sherwood Forest Mounted Archers in the fall of 2016. Megan have served as the club President and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer. Professionally, Megan has four years of experience in nonprofit work. She studied journalism at the University of Oregon, earning her Bachelor of Arts. As a firm believer in communication, Megan feels that it is the responsibility of every organization, especially nonprofits, to encourage and facilitate the free exchange of information.
Brooke Domino – Board Member
Although still new in the sport of mounted archery, Brooke is an accomplished horsewoman in a variety of disciplines. Growing up showing in hunters and equitation, Brooke loves the jumper ring where she competed up to the 1.5m jumpers against Olympians and the best in the country. After her Grand Prix mare came down with lyme disease, Brooke went on to train and compete in cutting, roping, and bull riding; eventually settling down as a barrel racer. During her college years she trained thoroughbred racehorses and was lucky to work with some big time stake horses until she went on to become an equine vet tech and follow her college degree. Brooke has been an avid competitor in barre racing before learning mounted archery and is a 3x NBHA World Championship Qualifier. In the last few years as mounted archery has begun to grow, Brooke started to study and learn the martial art and hopes to help the sport grow. As head trainer and owner of Valkyrie Performance Horses & Training she hopes to soon bring mounted archery to the southern Maryland area and help the sport grow on the eastern coast of the US.
Aleshia Harrison – Board Member
Aleshia is the President of Rising Arrow Mounted Archery based out of Albemarle, NC. She and her husband have been married for 3 years and have one dog, seven horses and a spoiled flock of chickens! Horses have been in Aleshia’s life since she was 2 years old. She grew up in a western riding family and participated in Barrel Racing, Team Penning, Trail Riding, and Horse Shows were almost every-weekend way of life. Aleshia also had the privilege of working with handicap children for 11 years at a Dr. Eddin’s horse farm teaching them about horses and watching them discover the great joy of relating to a horse. It gave her the opportunity to learn English riding and driving as well. In 2009, Aleshia purchased her forever partner, Sampson, and discovered natural horsemanship. Together Sampson and Aleshia learned how to work as a team to become partners in their endeavors. Together, Aleshia and Sampson won buckles for Western Pleasure Championships in 2017 & 2018. In 2016, the pair discovered mounted archery and were hooked from day one. Aleshia says it was like a missing puzzle piece in their life, it just fit right in.