Our 2024 Board of Directors and Leaders

To get where the veterinary profession needs to go, it takes a dynamic group of people leading the way. Get to know our leadership team.
Executive Board
Travis Otremba

LVT, RVT

President

Ocala Equine Hospital
Ocala, FL
Member since 2019

Anesthesia Lead Technician; Chair & Noted Speaker for the AAEVT Anesthesia Society.

Eli Olind

LVT

President Elect

Whitehall, MT
Member since 2020

Born & raised in Montana, graduated with AAS from Eastern Wyoming College in 2010. Former President of Big Sky Veterinary Technician Associations Executive Committee and worked with MVSB to pass legislation for Licensure of Veterinary Technicians in 2023!

Lexie Conrow

LVT

Vice-President & Member at Large

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
Lexington, KY
Member since 2013

Specializing in anesthesia and surgery (esp foals), spends her free time cooking, gardening & kayaking.

Trinette Merrill

LVT

Secretary & Treasurer

Memphis, TN
Member since 2019

Born and raised in Nevada, areas of interest in veterinary medicine are field anesthesia, diagnostic imaging and physical therapies/rehab

Kimberly Burton

LVT

Regional Director

Desert Pines Equine Center
Las Vegas, NV
Member since 2013

Proud member of numerous committees & organizations to help advance equine health. Special interests include anesthesia and reproduction.

Karen Chapman

LVT

Immediate Past-President

Texas A&M Medical Teaching Hospital
College Station, TX
Member since 2007

Currently involved in Research & Development with Equine Ophthalmology as a special interest.

Executive Team
Wiss Costanza

Assistant

Executive Director


Lancaster, NH
Charter Member – 2004

Brings years of experience as an Equine Veterinary Assistant and Industry professional, with a foundation in the AAEVT since inception and holding numerous roles on the Board.

Kristi Ely

LVT

Assistant Executive Director & Membership Chair

Fort Worth area, TX
Charter Member – 2004

Experienced LVT with a passion for medicine, all things horses and encouraging those that feel the same. Family and friends always #1!

 

Katie Soobrian

RVT

CFO


Ottawa, Onatrio
Member since 2006

Experienced in both large hospitals & ambulatory practices, now enjoys spreadsheets, working with Members & spending time with family.

Deborah B. Reeder

RVT, VTS-EVN

Emeritus, AAEVT Consultant & Online Academy Program Coordinator

Austin, TX area
Founding member

Has been an RVT since 1983 and serving the equine technician, assistant & students of this amazing profession since the AAEVT’s inception in 2004.

US East Regional Contacts

States: FL, GA, NC, SC, TN

Arie Wolff

Tennessee

States: DE, MD, NJ, VA, WV

Alexa Forman

New Jersey

States: MI, NY, OH, PA, VT

Mallory Carnes

Ohio

States: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI

Sheena Kaleshian

Massachusetts

US Central Regional Contacts

States: AL, AR, HI, LA, TX

Jlynn Meyer

New York

States: KS, MT, NE, ND, SD

Marcia Cantrell

Montana

States: KY, MO, MS

Lauren Kasnet

Kentucky

States: IA, IL, IN, MN, WI

Emily Harding

Massachusetts

US West Regional Contacts

States: ID,OR, WA

Jennevie Stephenson

Michigan

States: CA, CO, NV, UT, WY

Morgan Passow

Nevada

States: AZ, NM, OK

Bryce Morgan

California

Canada, International & RC Administration

Region: AK, Canada & International

Kimmie Burton

Nevada

Academic Liaison

Lexie Conrow

Kentucky

Regional Contact Secretary

Jennevie Stephenson

Michigan

Interested in becoming a Regional Contact or a Board Member?