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About the People of Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue, INC


 Tinia Creamer: Founder, Executive Director



Bachelor of Arts Degree from Marshall University, Cum Laude / Lifelong Horse Owner / Rescuer


I’m a lifetime horse owner and a rescuer since childhood of any animal someone else failed. It is who I am, have always been.

Why did I Found HOP?
The journey that brought about the founding of HOP can be read here in a feature story from the Herald Dispatch in 2017.


Daily operations, Adoption network, Social Media management, Website design and updates, Photographer, Transport, Financial and Fundraising management, Rehab and Foster

Outside of Rescue:

When I am not working with equine rescue, I am enjoying another labor of love on my farm /www.lucasfarmwv.com

Jessie Hardesty: Vice President




Bachelors Degree in Business Administration


Life long horse owner

Why Do I Rescue? coming soon


Foster and Rehabilitation

Outside of Rescue:

Jessie stays busy working in upper management at her family’s business. She also has a very cool antique and creative re-sale shop: Linus and Bea

 Sonora Winds: Board Member




Herbalist, Reiki Training: 1 and 2


Owned by Horses for 20 years

Why Do I Rescue?


Foster and Rehabilitation

Outside of Rescue:
When not doing rescue, Sonora works at her own business: www.tlcgroomingwv.com

John D. Creamer: Board Member



Bachelor of Arts, Marshall University, Cum Laude

Licensed W.V. Contractor / Cabell Career Tech. Center

2000-2004 Marine Corps Sergeant

Huntington, WV

Past  1064 Veterans of

Foreign Wars of the US Post Commander

Contractor at

Huntington Mechanical and Services, LLC



John Creamer has served as Transport and Foster

 Andrew Smith: Board Member


Board of Directors


J.D. Salmon P. Chase College of Law
B.A. Marshall University


Defense Research Institute
Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia
Cabell County Bar Association
Student Articles Editor, Northern Kentucky Law Review
Bloom-Bettman Award for highest cumulative GPA, 2011, 2012
Bell Award for the highest grade in Constitutional Law, 2010
Graduated summa cum laude, Chase College of Law
Marshall University Magazine Writer of the Year, 2006
Marshall University Reporter of the Year, 2005

Generation Huntington, Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce
Advisory Committee, W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Marshall University

Officers of Heart of Phoenix

Suzanna Johnson: Administrative Officer



Hours toward Special Education degree.

Completed “Large Animal Rescue Training-Stage 1” in Kentucky at Hagyard.


Horse owner and 10 years of practical experience assisting in the day to day operations of a boarding/training facility

Why I Work With Heart of Phoenix

I saw a need that I had the time and the talent to fulfill.  I do not want to be a person who complains about a situation and does nothing to resolve it.

Officer Role

Overseeing of all applications for fostering, adoption, volunteering

Author of HOP educational matierals for print, blog and social media.

Fostering and ground training

 Stephanie Davis: Financial Officer



Animal Science – Equine Emphasis – Michigan State University / Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting – Marshall University


30 Years of Equine Experience – Stablehand, Riding, Training, Barn Manager

Why I Work with Heart of Phoenix

I am very fortunate in my life; having been given wonderful opportunities and the ability to live a full, healthy life. It is my responsibility to pay it forward and help as many as possible to have the same chances as me, whether human or animal.

Officer Role


Event Administration

Susan Sunday: Professional Services Officer



Bachelor’s Degree / Concord, WV

Master’s Degree / Marshall Univerity

I worked for Kanwha County Schools for 30 years.


I was born in Savannah GA. My Gran, who raised me, bought my first horse for Christmas when I was 9. It was the beginning of the beginning. I had her for 20 years to the month. I loved her more than anything or anybody.When I wasn’t showing or just riding, I managed to marry and share my horse affection with my beloved daughter. In kind, she has afforded the horse dream for her 2 children.

Owner/Trainer: Sunday Stables in St. Albans

Officer Role

Equine Events coordination /Equine Evaluation / Training




Dorella Tuckwiller:

4 years Volunteer Service
Charleston, WV

Gena Nicholas:

6 years Volunteer Service 
Prichard, WV

Jim and Stephanie Pauley

1.5 year Volunteer Service
Franklin Furnace, Ohio

Stephanie has a Bachelor's Degree in Elem. Education:
Bethel College / Mishawaka, Indiana

Jim has been a general contractor with over 30 years of experience, with a focus on custom farm and equine barn construction

Diana Kitts

3 years Volunteer Service
St. Albans, WV

B.A. degree in Business administation. Minors in Finance & Economics at WV State University

Raven Johnson

3 years Volunteer Service, training

Chery Popper

2 years Volunteer Service, fostering

Angela and Scott Kircher

3 years Volunteer Service, Fostering
Grayson, Ky

Both Angela and Scott have 20+ years each active duty US Army. 
Angela also has a Masters degree in Social Work from Asbury University

Amanda Morning

2 years volunteer Service
Ona, WV

Nursing Degree from Breckenridge University

Tami Carpenter

2 year volunteer Service,resident attention giver extraordinaire
St Albans, WV

Lisa Marker

1 year volunteer Service, resident groomer extraordinaire
Cross Lanes, WV

Jane Davies

1 year volunteer Service
Cross Lanes, WV

Kim Nuckles

4 years volunteer Service
Charleston, WV

West Virginia University College of Law, J.D.

Linda Dunlap

3 years volunteer Service
St Albans, WV

Liz Elberink

2 years volunteer Service
Charleston, WV

Bobbie Cottrell

2 years volunteer Service

Shannon Gandee

1 year

Missy Walker

New foster and volunteer

If you are a new volunteer and would like to be added, please let us know!




Thank you to those who wish to remain behind the scenes and not be listed. . .you are very appreciated!

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