Together Everyone Achieves More
Carol Hawley's Assistant
Maya, an equine enthusiast from a very young age. Began her love affair with horses under the direction of Kathleen Bonner, starting out as a 9 year old pony camper, eventually growing into a program assistant, and continued to train under Kathleen through her high school years. Hollins University was a natural fit for Maya , allowing her to continue her equine education while competing on their swim team. Nancy Peterson, Liz Carter, and Sherri West fine tuned Maya’s equitation as she balanced academics and sports. After graduation, Maya joined the staff at Hazelwild Farm, expanding her equine knowledge and experience under the tutelage and guidance of Director Teresa Seay, followed by tours in Gordonsville , Virginia, and Ocala, Florida, with Will Coleman Equestrian before joining Whitestone Farm as Carol Hawley’s assistant. Maya is delighted to be involved in every aspect of the horse industry, while also following her passion for fostering dogs with Old Dominion Humane Society and photography. When she is not attending to clients and staff, Maya can be found playing with her forever pup, Monte, or snapping beautiful farm life photos!
Faith, a University of Alabama in Huntsville graduate, knew from a young age she would one day pursue a career in the equine industry. Starting Western riding at age 5 advanced her love for horses and pushed her to follow her dreams. Working in multiple veterinary clinics over the past four years ignited her passion to work with animals even more. Graduating with a Bachelors of Biological Science in the spring of 2022 allowed Faith to continue her journey and led her to Whitestone Farm. Although she has not yet chosen which aspect of the industry she would like to focus on for her internship, she has greatly enjoyed learning a little bit of everything from training to barn management, show management, equine nutrition, and the ins and outs of English riding. She is joined by her three year old lab mix, Ranger, who enjoys farm life as well and loves to greet all the visitors of Whitestone Farm.
Biological Science, 2022
University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
Emma graduated from Michigan State University Honors College in the Fall of 2020 and earned a Bachelor of Animal Science, with a concentration in Animal Biology. Emma has experience working as a Veterinary Assistant at a small animal clinic in East Lansing, MI and loves to work with all companion animals. During her time at Whitestone, Emma’s internship focused on teaching riding lessons as well as horse, client and barn management. Emma discovered her passion for veterinary pharmacy during her 2 years at Whitestone, and is currently attending Pharmacy School at Wayne State University. After graduation, Emma plans to work as a Veterinary Pharmacist at a veterinary college teaching hospital to provide care for patients as well as educate veterinary students on the importance of pharmacy. Although she is not physically at the farm, Emma provides support and love for the farm and horses while she lives in Michigan!