Our Staff

Our Staff

Stephanie McCurdy, Executive Director

Stephanie graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources and has spent 20 years working in the non-profit sector.  She brings to Sunrise a wealth of knowledge in programming, fundraising, and event planning.  As a former environmental educator, she is very comfortable working with many different groups of individuals.  Along with her lifelong love of horses, she is passionate about woodlands, wildlife, and birdwatching.  She is active with the Indiana Envirothon Competition and happily volunteers her time supporting the various activities of her children.  Stephanie is married to Kevin and is the proud mom of James and Morgan.  Her personal theme song is Eye of the Tiger!

Katie Anspaugh, PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Katie is the head instructor for Sunrise and is responsible for scheduling, planning, and leading lessons with our riders.  She has an associates degree in Psychology from Sinclair Community College.  She has been around horses my whole life and has shown in 4-H, open shows, and some AQHA shows.

Katie chose a career in Therapeutic Riding because she can combine her two passions of helping others and horses. She has been involved in equine therapy for 5 years now.  When Katie is not at work she is usually at her sister’s house eating all her food or spending time with friends. Her guilty pleasure is chocolate or any type of junk food. Katie’s top music choices are any classic music of AC/DC, Def Leppard, or Shania Twain. Any of those songs will cheer me up in no time.

Sarah Maule, Head Groomer & Maintenance Technician

Sarah Miller, Assistant Groomer

Sarah has been riding ever since she could remember at a church camp she attended every summer. One summer, Sarah fell off and was scared to get back on. Thankfully, She found Sunrise and overcame her fears. She has been involved with Sunrise since 2008, starting out as a volunteer, and becoming more involved over time. Sarah has a strong connection with the horses and is passionate about therapeutic riding. Her horse, Samuel (also known as Mann), has been her constant sidekick as she has been involved in 4-H, trail riding, and therapeutic riding. Samuel is a descendant of the famous race horse, Man O’ War and is one of Sarah’s best friends. They both love music and enjoy dancing whenever the music is played.