Our organization’s staff is entirely unpaid.

We are lucky to have experienced, caring horse people in every aspect of LUCK.

Our Founders

Elisabeth Geisse

  • PATH International Certified Instructor
  • Volunteer with Boys Hope Girls Hope

Elizabeth Biddick

  • PATH International Certified Instructor
  • Youth Outdoors horse program instructor

Elizabeth Kahl

  • MSW, LCSW (Ohio), LISW (Texas)
  • PATH International Certified Instructed
  • Worked with equine programs for veterans and families of veterans.

Laura Hammel

  • MBA, PhD in Urban Education from Cleveland State University
  • Non-profit and corporation work
  • Professor at Notre Dame College and John Carroll University

Board of Directors

Our Founders

  • Elisabeth Geisse
  • Elizabeth Biddick
  • Elizabeth Kahl
  • Laura Hammel


Vanessa Jones-Washington

  • MD
  • Former Police Officer
  • Specializes in working with trauma in urban youth

Lee Washington

  • PhD, Pastor
  • Outreach minister to urban youth
  • Retired US Army Special Forces Ranger
  • Former DEA
  • Former Physician’s Assistant

Emma Knight

  • Social Media and Website Administrator
  • Horsemanship Instructor for LUCK
  • United States Pony Club Graduate