Contacts and Board Members

Meet your KCDS Executive Board Members for 2017


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Jennifer heck / president

A native of Chicago, I moved to Kansas City in 2013 after several cross country moves including living in Florida, Virginia, Seattle and Chicago. I married my college sweetheart, Andy and we have four wonderful children, including triplets! Now that the children are in college, I have time to ride Rudy, who is the perfect horse for me!
Favorite food: Chocolate
Favorite team: Kansas City Chiefs
Favorite motto: To whom much is given, much is required.Goal: I am committed to keeping the great traditions of KCDS thriving while finding new ways to make KCDS an even more fabulous club for all of our members.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at jenheck555@gmail.com or check with one of our specialized committee or board members below


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Annetta Hudson / vice president

I am a Registered Nurse and have three horses, two dogs, two cat, as well as 2 stepchildren and 5 grandkids. I enjoy dressage and trailriding! I started riding before I could walk and I am still trying to figure out how to ride well! appiesue@aol.com

My hope is for all KCDS members to enjoy the ride!


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Amy gemperli / recording secretary

As recording secretary, I attend board meetings and keep minutes. The minutes are posted on the website under the "News" tab once approved by the Board each month. You can contact me with any questions about meetings or the minutes at afwg626@gmail.com.


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Chrissie simpson / corresponding secretary

Working hard so that my horses can have nice things. I help draft contracts and services agreements for KCDS, help hire judges and oversee editing our website, Instagram and Facebook pages. If you have input on any of these areas, or other general questions, please feel free to reach out. casimps1215@gmail.com


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Jackie Maloney / treasurer

As Treasurer, I help plan the annual budgets and assist the Board in making funding decisions throughout the year. If you have any questions please contact me at jaclynmaloney@gmail.com>


Other Board Committee Chairs and Contacts:

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kahley fiala / awards committee

As awards chair for KCDS, I get to order all the fun merchandise and ribbons for both recognized and schooling shows and also choosing prizes and awards for the year end awards banquet. My "big girl" day job as a CPA also comes in handy as I am responsible for calculating all year end award standings and tracking perpetual trophies year to year. The awards committee is a big job, but we have a lot of fun and are always looking for more ideas, suggestions and people to make our club the best GMO around! Email me for more info: Kahley6@gmail.com


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carol krska / horse show committee

I help the Board plan horse shows, which is a year round job! We hire judges, plan events, provide for all equipment and set up at the shows. If you have ideas for any of these areas, please reach out! carolkrska@gmail.com


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kindra Wilson / education committee

My name is Kindra Wilson and I have lived in Kansas City for 21 years, I moved here from Lincoln, NE where I worked at USDF (when it was still located in it's founding location!!)  I am married and have two sons - Jake will be off to University of Nebraska in the fall and Garrett will be a junior in high school.  I have been riding for 30 years and currently own Galileo, a 6 year old dutch gelding.  He is hard to miss, all 18++ hands of him! You can email me an ideas you have for educational events bkwilson4@live.com


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wendy McGraw and kim hawkins / membership

 I am a native Kansas City girl.  My husband Jon and I (he is a
native Colorado boy) have been married 18 years. We have 2 horses, Darsi & Charm and 2 cats. I have served KCDS as an Awards chairperson in 2010, and currently serve the Membership committee.  I work part-time at Buttonwood Fin. Group, and really enjoy learning about dressage &  trail riding with my
horses! Please email with any membership questions: wendyamcgraw@gmail.com


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Melissa allen / sponsorships

Partnering with sponsors helps keep costs down for our KCDS members. I reach out to our communities to find individuals and businesses that are interested in working with KCDS. I am a trainer at Willowcreek Sporthorses and enjoy helping all of my students accomplish their goals. If you are interesting in becoming a sponsor with KCDS, please contact me at melissahervert@hotmail.com


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linda mccormick / volunteer coordinator

Hi, my name is Linda and I help coordinate volunteer for the multiple KCDS shows and events. It takes a village to make our shows work for our members and if you are interested in helping out, contact me at linda5819@gmail.com


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cindy neuman / activities chair (Banquet)

Hi Everyone! My name is Cindy and I am very happy to help organize, plan and set up the annual awards banquet. This includes the decorations, food, venue and auction items. This has been a wonderful event that honors our members' accomplishments throughout the year and a fundraising activity for the club, especially to help sponsor educational events and junior/young rider programs. If you have ideas, are interested in donating or interested in auction items, you can contact me at cneumann857@gmail.com and please monitor our KCDS Facebook page for information about the banquet, usually held in January or February.


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2nd Level Reserve Champion Region 4, 2016

alexis Losey / constant contact

I've been on the KCDS board for 5 years and have been putting out the Email Blasts for 3 yrs. Owner and Dressage Instructor of Crowned One Farm in Pleasant Hill, MO. Married to Stephen for 14 yrs and have 2 kids, Korryn-10, Logan-8. 


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becky schoeppner / jr/yr liason

I live in Lee's Summit, Missouri with my husband Troy and four children (Lily - 17, Colby - 15, Landry - 12 and Laney - 11). I've been involved with KCDS for four years and I adore our dressage community! My oldest daughter trains and competes with her horse and I love supporting her riding. I'm passionate about encouraging our youth dressage riders and connecting with their families. I help coordinate fundraisers, welcome gifts and educational events. If you are new to KCDS,  have questions about getting involved with your younger riders, have questions for a dressage parent who has been there/done that,  or have ideas for education & fun events for the jr/yr in our area,  please email and let's connect! becky.schoeppner@gmail.com


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lisa crick / member at large

Hi All, as one of the Members At Large, I represent the membership's interests and concerns to the Board. If you have any questions or interest, please let me know dcricklisa@att.net>,


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Deborah Johnson / member at large

Hey Everybody! My name is Deb and I am here to represent your interests, concerns or ideas to the Board. You can always reach out to the Board directly, but if you have anything you would like to share, you can contact me at debj0319@gmail.com. I can also help with rider fitness and strength as a pilates instructor. 


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Julie mccrady / board nominating chair

I own and operate Willowcreek Sporthorses with my husband and work with him in our vet practice. As the nominating chair, I recruit members to serve on the Board. If you are interested in serving, please let me know julesdres@msn.com. The process usually begins in the late fall. 


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Kathy O'Brien / parliamentarian

I was born a horse crazy kid but it wasn’t until my mid-30s that I began to live my riding dreams. After retiring from the practice of law, I now practically live at the barn.  I have been a member of KCDS for over 20 years and I have served on the board a variety of capacities during that time. I love dressage for the daily challenges it presents and I have thoroughly enjoyed my association with KCDS because of all the wonderful horse friends I have made.