Alex is Leah's husband. He grow up around horses and cattle on his grandparent's ranch. He helps with horses, lessons and maintenance.
Sandi Campbell is a native Montanan who has lived the majority of her life near Joliet on the family farm/ranch. Her early years found her on horseback or reading a book as much as possible. “Little Black, a Pony” by Walter Farley is still a favorite.
At age 8, she joined 4-H where her project selection was very broad; leathercraft, vet science, cooking, sewing, livestock and horse were just a few. This passion has transferred into her adult life as a Leader of 4-H for 40+ years. Her main project instructions are Leathercraft and Horse. She has been the Carbon County Horse Superintendent for 22 years, where an annual horse camp and other horse riding instructional programs have been instituted. Sandi is a key player in all things 4-H horse. In 2007 she was awarded “Excellence in 4-H Leadership” for the Western Region of the United States for her philosophy of educating riders to become horsemen/women.
Sandi’s college experiences have been diverse. She holds an Associates of Ag Science from Northwest College with a minor in English that also included riding lessons from Ms. Carol Frazer. As a non-traditional student, she returned to college where she received a Bachelor’s degree in K-8 Elementary Education and PreK-12 Special Education. She then earned a Master’s degree in School Counseling. She has been employed at the Belfry Public schools for the past 9 years as their Special Education teacher and School Counselor. She is also the co-advisor for FFA.
Sandi’s passion for education and horses goes hand in hand, which is why she is so excited to present a program unlike any other at McCord Training LLC. By combining her years of practical horse experience, love of reading and children, and Special Education, she hopes to help young equestrians become proficient in both reading and riding.
She has been riding horses since she could walk and talk. She spent 10 years in the Shepherd Pioneers 4-H program, 9 of those years she participated in the horse project, competitively showing horses, being a part of the Horse Judging and Horse Hippology state teams, and placing in the top 10 at Nationals with each team. She's very excited to be working at McCord Training, and can’t wait to teach some lessons!
Linden Jensen is Math Teacher at Billings Senior High. She loves kids, and finds teaching very rewarding. Prior to teaching, she was a Camp Counselor for at-risk youth, and people with developmental disabilities. She volunteered for many years with several different therapeutic riding programs, including We Can Ride (MN), and Eagle Mount.
Her fondness for horses started when she was young and grew as she spent time riding with her cousins at their ranch in Paradise Valley. She has been riding with McCord Training for 3 years, and has assisted with the trial/training process for horses new to the lesson herd. She looks forward to instructing for McCord Training as it will combine two of her favorite things, teaching and horseback riding!