Hello, my name is Trisha Channell - Jones. I am a veterinary Hospital Manager, mother of 2 teenagers, married to Scott Jones, and small farm owner. I grew up in Ocosta and graduated from Ocosta Jr/Sr High School, where my kids currently attend. I manage Raintree Veterinary Center in Hoquiam, and Olympia Pet Emergency in Lacey. I have been working at these two veterinary hospitals since 1999, after coming back to the Harbor upon graduation from WSU with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science and a minor in Agriculture Economics. In 2011, I obtained my certification from the Veterinary Medical Institute at Purdue University, Krannert School of Business Management and then become a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager in 2014.
My children are very active in schools sports and 4-H. Both of my children show hogs and turkeys at the Grays Harbor County fair as well as participate and compete in 4-H Archery. My daughter also competes in dressage competitions, with her Half-Arabian, “Kolors”, and is actively enrolled in Arabian Horse Association. My son competes with his Chesapeake Bay Retriever, “Jessie”, in Dock Dog competitions and is actively enrolled with Puget Sound Dock Dogs.
My horses have always given me comfort and been my best friends. I remember anytime I felt sad or lonely, I always went to the barn or pasture. My horse could always comfort me, bring me peace and overwhelming joy. I treasure the peace I feel with my horses, and this is why I want to participate with The Horse Prayer. I think the connection people can feel to horses is amazing and I wish everyone could have that experience.
Volunteer September 2017. Board Of Directors since October 2017.