Jeanne Brooks has been involved with the Arabian horse since her mother introduced her to them when she was just seven years old. That first horse was with her until he was 34 years old. Following a sales and management career with Xerox Corporation, Jeanne turned that long time love of Arabians into a career by founding Brookhill Farm in 2003. Brookhill grew from three personal horses to a full service breeding and training operation with more than fifty horses and sales on five continents. Jeanne was an active member of and volunteer for The Pyramid Society, and served as President of the Middle Tennessee Arabian Horse Association. Jeanne has her BA in Regional Studies and MBA in Marketing from the University of Tennessee. She has served as the Director of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center since October 2015.
Lauren began working at Cal Poly Pomona in 2002, and joined the Arabian Horse Center in 2016. Since her start, she has work in multiple offices on campus, specializing in great customer service. She has a lot of knowledge about the many campus departments, and a special knack for getting things done. If you call the front desk, Lauren is the one who will help you out.
John Lambert is a true horseman that has been fortunate to learn from some of the Arabian industry’s very best, including Ray Lacroix, Bob Battaglia, Jim Lowe and Shawn and Carmelle Rooker. For 17 years, John owned and operated Lambert Arabians with his wife, Lynda, in both his home state of Michigan and Scottsdale, Arizona. Under Lambert Arabians, he won numerous Regional and National titles, including two of his biggest accomplishments: unanimous U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Pleasure Driving Open and Scottsdale Champion in Half-Arabian English Open. He joined the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center as Equine Operations Program Manager in June of 2015.
John began riding at the relatively late age of 16, starting first with an Appaloosa and quickly moving into the Arabians and never looking back. He has a special interest in the English and Driving disciplines, but also has experience training and showing hunter, western and halter. He is a large “R” Arabian and USEF judge, and has judged numerous regionals and U.S. Nationals. He has served on the Board of Directors for both the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona and Michigan. John has a B.S. in Animal Science from Michigan State University, with an emphasis in equine exercise physiology and nutrition. When he’s not at the barn, John enjoys adventures with his family, coaching his son in BMX racing and fly fishing.
Marie is a southern California native who grew up on a nursery next to a dairy. Growing up she had dogs, rabbits, horses, sheep, goats, and cattle and showed many animals with the FFA. Marie completed her undergraduate studies in Animal Science at Cal Poly Pomona. When not at work, she still spends much of her time with animals, and is a provisional judge for the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA), a vocation that has taken her all over the US, plus Sweden and Holland She plays a pivotal role at the horses center, ensuring the facility is well maintained and safe for the horses and students.
A lifelong Arabian enthusiast and graduate of Colorado State University, Cindy Reich is an internationally-recognized
Marissa Shotwell-Tabke joined the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center in 2008. She completed her undergraduate studies in Animal Science, Equine Industry at Cal Poly Pomona in 2007. During her time as a student, she worked at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center as a student assistant and groom.
Prior to enrolling at Cal Poly, Marissa rode with renowned endurance rider and trainer Becky Hart. Marissa's tenure at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center has provided her with the opportunity to train with and learn from some of the top trainers in the Arabian performance divisions.