Image of Hope Ranch
Image of Hope Ranch Board of Directors
Patricia Walter, President - Patricia has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to horses. She is a Vet Tech for a veterinarian, is in the process of becoming a PATH Certified Riding Instructor and is a strong christian woman who believes in the power of healing that horses provide.
Becky Maldeney, Vice President - Becky and her family live in Auburn. She brings to Image of Hope years of business experience and a passion for helping others.
Gil Tallman, Treasurer - Gil is from Fort Wayne Indiana and has spent the last 50 years in the financial industry. He brings to Image of Hope Ranch years of business experience and a strong faith in God.
Sandi Deardorf, Secretary - Sandi is a local business owner who works with non-profit organizations and businesses in our community. Marketing knowledge is one of many things she brings to Image of Hope Ranch. Sandi is also Image of Hope's grant writer.
Larry Seiler, Board Member - Larry is a resident and business owner in Auburn. He not only has years of business experience, but at one time rode his own horse at the same location Image of Hope Ranch is at.
Amber Gaskill, Board Member- Amber has a heart to serve and can be found every Friday helping to feed the homeless. She is a local business woman and brings her creativity and art for planning fundraisers to Image of Hope Ranch.
Alex Shank, Board Member - Alex has years of experience with horses and is the Family Focus Program Coordinator for Image of Hope Ranch.
Allie Campbell, Board Member - Allie is the Resource Coordinator for United Way of DeKalb County and works very hard to help our community.
Marilyn Clevenger, Board Member - Marilyn is a retired Physical Therapist Assistant/Cardiopulmonary Rehab Specialist and is a strong christian woman who has a heart for others.
Image of Hope Ranch Founders
Randy and Alisha Shank along with their daughter Alexandra are the founders of Image of Hope Ranch, Inc. They are a family of 6 including Logan who helps out on the ranch and Kristyn and Josh who are both married and live in Louisiana and Ohio. Although originally from Ohio, when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 they felt called by God to help with recovery in Gulfport, Mississippi. In 2011 Randy and Alisha along with 2 of their children Logan and Alex moved to Indiana. Alisha and Alex take care of the daily needs of the horses while helping Randy and Logan maintain the ranch by building stalls, paddocks, fences and anything else that needs fixed.
Because their own family went through some difficult times and yet received many blessings from others, they decided to give back by providing a ministry that would help heal emotionally struggling children and adults. Their prayer is that anyone who comes to Image of Hope Ranch can feel the relaxing atmosphere it provides and will call this place their sanctuary.
Randy, Alisha, Alexandra and Annie