Our Board of Directors


Gil Tallman -  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.


Larry Seiler - 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.


Becky Maldeney  - Becky and her family live in Auburn.  She brings to Image of Hope years of business experience and a passion for helping others.  


Amber Gaskill - 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.


Zach Washler - As the Executive Director of United Way of Dekalb County, Zach has experience with non- profit organizations and strives to make a positive impact in our community.


​Sandi Deardorf - 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.


Patricia Walter - Patty has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to horses.  She is a Vet Tech for a veterinarian and is a strong Christian woman who believes in the power of healing that horses provide.






Our 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

Image of Hope Ranch