Our Board of Directors

Carissa Ramsdell
Thompson's Station, Tennessee

Peppy Butler
Franklin, Tennessee

Founding BOD, Emeritus Board Member

Everett Simmons
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Retired, Altria

Amy Springer
Columbia, Tennessee
Advents Occupational Health

Elizabeth St. Clair
Thompson's Station, Tennessee 
Community Member


Our Staff


Carissa Ramsdell

Founder/Executive Director


Favorite FRR Horse: “Boston, of course, but if it couldn’t be him, Joseph. I’ve never met a horse with more personality and who loves people more than Joe.”

Why she loves FRR: “I could list so many things and so many incredible moments, but my favorite thing is watching all the moving pieces come together to create an environment where people feel truly welcomed and loved, and where the joy and peace of God is free to move and be experienced by everyone.”

Fun fact: “I am always captivated by the wonder of a snow-capped mountainside and vast wilderness without a sign of civilization. Give me mountains and snow over the Tennessee heat any day!”


Rachel Moore

Executive Assistant

Favorite FRR Horse: Joseph and Flair

Why she loves FRR: “Freedom Reigns Ranch is a place of peace where everyone is welcome. Seeing God move and work through the horses and kids is so powerful.”

Fun Fact: "I play the drums on the worship team at my church. Also, Goliath was in my wedding!"


Amy Springer

Volunteer Coordinator

Favorite FRR Horse: Dancer

Why she loves FRR: “I’m so thankful that the Lord brought me to a place that combines my two passions-helping people and horses.”

Fun fact: "I am the mother of twin girls!"