EILEEN SHANAHAN - President of the Board, Warrior Ranch Foundation, Inc.


As Founder and President for Warrior Ranch Foundation, Inc., Eileen Shanahan is an American who recognizes that freedom is precious, yet, not free.  Studying Natural Horsemanship for over a decade has given Eileen a path of leadership for her horses and in life.  Eileen's love of her country, love of horses and desire to give back has led her to founding Warrior Ranch Foundation.   

For more than 30 years, Eileen has been shooting, editing, and producing television programs and commercials.  Programs include the Cable Ace Award-winning "Long Island Magazine" as well as the Telly Award-winning "Talkin' Horses" and "Neighborhood Journal".  Additionally Eileen has won several editing awards.  Eileen brings these skills sets to Warrior Ranch Foundation, Inc. with the documentary "One Soldier, One Horse".

Eileen and her husband Jim are animal lovers who have rescued several dogs and horses over the years. 

Additionally, Eileen supports our troops by volunteering as Vice President for the New York Leatherneck Ball, a subsidiary of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation (MCSF).  The MCSF honors Marines by providing educational scholarships for their children.

 

TONY SIMONETTI - Vice President of the Board, Warrior Ranch Foundation, Inc.

Tony Simonetti has resolved more than 500 extremely difficult horse cases for people across the country.  In most situations, the resolution is not strictly an issue of difficult horse behavior but rather the need for an adjustment in both horse and human behavior.

Tony has a Bachelor of Science in Business, has been a Real Estate Investor/Broker for over 30 years, and has 22 years in Law Enforcement.  This experience enables Tony to be extremely effective when its time to communicate and teach the owners, trainers, and handlers how to maintain the respect, mental, emotional, and physical collection of the horses he trains.  Tony's direct, but respectful approach, has proven to ensure the best results for everyone.

Tony is passionate about seeing people and horses succeed in everything.  He is an expert in the science of horse behavior which includes a deep understanding of where horses and humans stand in nature, and how it all connects to both positive and negative behavior during interaction with each other. This deep understanding combined with the experience of over 500 successful cases has given Tony the very unique ability to get the job done in a time frame that seems to be impossible.  

For the past 15 years, Tony Simonetti has been doing clinics, demonstrations, taught classes, been featured on national television with his horses, and has been filmed for numerous training programs.

 

MAUREEN SHANAHAN ANDERSON - Secretary of the Board, Warrior Ranch Foundation, Inc.

Maureen Shanahan Anderson is the Secretary and Director of Communications for the Warrior Ranch Foundation.  In her day job, Maureen works as a software architect for the DXC Technology. Although one would think that working in the field of software development would be all about egg-headed computer stuff, the daily practice of having to figure out business processes and systems, as well as having to write instructions and proposals, have enabled Maureen to contribute to the Warrior Ranch Foundation in a unique way.

Since 2003, Maureen has volunteered for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation where she serves as a committee member which organizes its premier event, the New York Leatherneck Scholarship Celebratory Ball. She is writer and editor of the event's program journal.

Ever since her sister, Eileen, conceived the idea for the Warrior Ranch, Maureen has assisted by serving as an advisor, writer, editor, and all-around champion of the project. Like the other Warrior Ranch principals, Maureen loves her country, people, and animals. She is pleased to serve all three by helping veterans, first responders, and retired racehorses through the gift of writing for the Warrior Ranch Foundation.

 

JOAN NOLAN - Treasurer of the Board, Warrior Ranch Foundation, Inc.

 

As Treasurer for Warrior Ranch Foundation, Joan Nolan furthers a lifetime commitment to the warfighter.  Her father served in the Army and her sister, uncle, and cousin served in the Marine Corps.  Their effort to protect our nation was an inspiration to Joan as she provides support to our troops on the home front.  As an aerospace engineer, Joan's career in the defense industry advanced many programs that enable our warfighters to complete their mission and come home safely.  She also served as Treasurer of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc., and continues to volunteer for the New York Leatherneck Ball Committee, raising scholarship funds for the children of Marines.

Joan has a BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech and Cal Poly Pomona respectively, an MS in Technical Management from John Hopkins University, and an MBA from Georgetown University/ESADE Business School.


KEVIN AINSWORTH - Board of Directors, Warrior Ranch Foundation, Inc.

 


Kevin is a partner in the New York office of the Mintz law firm. He has more than 25 years of experience litigating complex commercial disputes, often involving international disputes, patent infringement cases, and trademark infringement cases. He has served on the boards of directors of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation and the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation. He also represented the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation as amicus curiae in a case before the United States Supreme Court regarding freedom of speech issues. Kevin served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1986 to 1991. He graduated with a B.S. in physics from the University of Michigan and graduated cum laude from Fordham University School of Law.

   


STEVEN A. CASTLETON
 - Board of Directors, Emeritus, Warrior Ranch Foundation, Inc.

 

Steven A. Castleton is a Philanthropist and tactician who has consulted on numerous outreach, fundraising, GOTV, consumer awareness, and crisis management campaigns for many political, Fortune 500 and not-for profit organizations. Over the years, he has helped raise over $100 million for many organizations and individuals.

In 2016, Steve was honored at West Point’s Annual Gold Star Luncheon as the recipient of the United States Army’s Commander’s Award for Public Service for which he received a commendation, medal and ribbon from the Unites States Army. At the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival the documentary Hondros made its world premiere, and was the recipient of Audience Award for best Documentary. Steve is an Executive Producer on the film along with Jake Gyllenhaal and Gary Michael Walters.

His next film project is The Raining Season. Told through the experiences of an American mother who operates an orphanage in postwar Sierra Leone, this documentary film sheds light on how a government rife with corruption allows its most vulnerable citizens — orphaned children — to be used as pawns by crooked officials, illegal adoption agencies and human traffickers. vision documentary.

Steve is on the Board of Directors for Warrior Ranch Foundation, Inc. 501c3. He is an Executive Producer for their first documentary “One Soldier, One Horse”.