Karen McCalpin became the first Executive Director of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund in September of 2006. She was formerly the President of a statewide environmental nonprofit in Pennsylvania and moved to the Outer Banks specifically for her current position. Her entire career has been focused on nonprofit management and social services. She is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA with a degree in psychology and is a nationally certified fundraising executive. She began riding at age 10 and has never been without a horse since. She has taught both forward and saddle seat riding, showed American Saddlebreds, and is also the former statewide director of therapeutic riding at Penn State University.
Her lifelong long love of and respect for horses has motivated her to use her nonprofit management skills to help protect and preserve the wild horses of the Currituck Outer Banks. In April of 2014, Karen became nationally certified in the remote delivery of PZP Immunocontraception to wildlife at the Science and Conservation Center at Zoo Montana. Karen and her husband Mike are the parents of five grown children and the grandparents of eight.
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