After decades of a corporate career that involved long hours of sitting, Louise retired to Egremont at the end of 2022 and quickly turned to Blue Rider for help with body awareness and postural realignment. Christine, Becky and others on the Blue Rider team have remarkable technical expertise, and together with the horses, they helped Louise significantly reduce pain and enhance her life experience. During riding lessons, Louise witnessed some of the impressive work this team does with a variety of clients–and she fell in love with the Blue Rider therapeutic, educational and community-service mission.
Prior to retiring, Louise worked as a lawyer and a corporate executive. She led large global teams and was deeply engaged in legislative policy, organizational transformation, talent development and many aspects of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In addition to a JD, Louise holds a Ph.D. in English and American Literature, and prior to law school, she taught literature, writing and women’s studies on the university level.
Louise has served on a number of boards of not-for-profits providing leadership in areas relevant to her professional focus and personal passions, including housing and food insecurity and higher education.
Louise lives in Egremont with her husband Bob, a bit far from their son and daughter-in-law in Queens, NY and the perfect distance from their younger child in Hudson, NY. In addition to horse back riding, she loves yoga and meditation and cares immensely about community health and wellness.