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The K2 Owners & Founders
Katherine Wacholz MEd, CTCKatherine Wacholz | K2 Equestrian Center

Katherine has over 30 years experience in the field of education, and has taught all age groups and subjects, but her passion and specialty is in Special Education. She holds two Masters degrees and is currently working on her doctorate degree in education.

She is nationally certified by EAGALA, an equine assisted growth and learning program that provides special needs children with a unique experience of physical and emotional growth through horses. These powerful animals promote confidence and self-esteem, motivation and interaction. The K2 Equestrian Center is a place of survival; survival of the spirit. It is the place of the “healing horse.”

Keith Wacholz | K2 Equestrian CenterKeith Wacholz

Keith is a graduate of San Jose State University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Performance and a minor in classical music. Looking to follow in his father’s footsteps as an educator, Keith continued to attend SJSU, earning a teaching credential and a specialist credential for teaching the learning handicapped. When a teaching position opened up in an alternative school that required working with emotionally handicapped students (of which no candidates could be found), Keith accepted the position and has since been teaching in special education, elementary, middle and high school.

 


The K2 Team

Janna Miller | K2 Equestrian CenterJanna Miller, Trainer & Instructor

Janna Miller is our Equine Specialist and Trainer. Janna joined our team in May 2015 and brings more than 20 years of experience in training. She began working with horses as a young girl, quickly growing her passion into a profession. Janna is certified in EAGALA as an equine specialist, and is the founder of Rockin’ K Cowgirl Enterprises, specializing in western horsemanship and trail disciplines for horse and rider. Everything Janna does is with the best interest of the horse in mind.

 

Jerry Elder, Farrier | K2 Equestrian CenterJerry Elder, Farrier

Jerry has been working with K2 Equestrian Center since 2007 and takes great pride in providing the best hoof care to our herd.  He is very knowledgeable about preventative hoof care and proper shoeing techniques. Jerry has a calm, gentle and patient mannerism that is so important when working with horses.