Release, Readjust and Reconnect™

Horses Healing Heroes™ provides heroes of all kinds a path towards healing. In a safe and beautiful, pastoral setting, our clients are helped to Release, Readjust and Reconnect.™

"We will never have to tell our horse that we are happy, sad, confident, relaxed or angry. He already knows, long before we do."       ~Marjike de Jong

Our Board

HHH’s Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of individuals with two common interests: a love of horses and the willingness to assist those in need. The board is entrusted with ensuring the organization is adhering to its mission, purpose, and goals. They assist in the overall planning process and monitor the success of programs and services. The also protect assets and provide proper financial oversight, along with assisting in development of the annual budget. The board is also responsible for adherence to legal standards and ethical norms, as well as enhancement of the organization’s public standing. Their varied, personal and professional backgrounds bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to ensuring the continued success of HHH™.


Jim Greer is a successful California and Nevada real estate broker and is currently working with one of the largest home developers in Northern California. He was a professional golfer with the PGA for eleven years and has been riding horses since he was twelve years old. He is an avid horseman and horse lover, who enjoys competitive team penning and working cows on his brother’s ranch.


Alanna Lungren Little is an attorney in Sacramento. She grew up in Lake Tahoe, ski racing and exploring the Sierra backcountry on foot and horseback. Alanna attended the University of Notre Dame and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She enjoys being outdoors, ranching and riding with her husband and sharing these experiences with others. At HHH™, she provides legal counsel and support for its fundraising and horse-related events.


David “Rafe” Little is a horseman and a rancher and as natural on a horse as one can be. Rafe was raised on a family ranch where he spent many miles and hours horseback.  He rode his first bucking horse at age seven. Rafe managed a horse rescue for a year, living with 120 horses. During this time, he developed Rafe’s Horse Dynamics, a more natural way of using the horse’s language to teach the horse and human to communicate better and to build a partnership.

 

Before Rafe retired from the U.S. Army in 2004 as a Staff Sergeant, he was an aviation operations manager for MEDEVAC unit in UH-1 Hueys and UH-60 Blackhawks. His unit transitioned from the UH-1 to UH-60, and Rafe managed to bring the unit from C5 to C2 rating in one year, preparing them for deployment to Kosovo; he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal.

As the Equine Services Director at HHH™, he oversees all horse training and fundraising.  Rafe currently works with his wife Alanna on their ranch.


Steven Larson (shown here in Bagram, Afghanistan in 2008-2009, with C Co. 1-168 MEDEVAC, HH-60 Black Hawks) is HHH™'s Chief Operations Officer. Steve started his career with the US Navy in the advanced electronics program, spending ten years on active duty. During his Naval career, he was deployed on two Pacific tours and one Mediterranean tour, aboard some of the greatest aircraft carriers ever built, such as the USS Ranger, USS Kitty Hawk, and the USS J.F. Kennedy.

After leaving the military, Steve worked as a flight-line manager for a small, fixed-base operator (FBO) in Hartford, CT. Next, he moved back to his home state of California to assist his father in the family landscaping business. Upon his dad’s retirement, he partnered with his wife Deborah to create a successful, online, business-referral company.

After the events of 9-11, he joined the Army National Guard, completing a tour in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, later securing a Federal position as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Avionics Supervisor for the California Army National Guard. Having experienced most of the Pacific Rim, along with locations in the Mediterranean and Middle East, he brings an appreciation to what it means to be a veteran dealing with the trials of deployment.


Deborah Larson is the impetus behind HHH™, as well as its founder and CEO. A successful business woman and entrepreneur, she started her career as a paralegal in San Francisco, California, working with corporate, divorce, probate, real estate and tax attorneys. After working closely with title and escrow companies on the legal side, she pursued a new career path, spending over 15 years in business development and sales in the title, escrow and 1031 tax deferred exchange businesses and opened her own exchange business.

She and her husband developed an online and in person business referral and networking business. She started working in a local tasting room as a hobby in 2000 and managed tasting rooms, wine clubs, events and sales for wineries from 2003 until today where she does consulting work for a local winery. Deborah is a mobile Notary Public and signing agent for real estate transactions and is an event consultant in addition to running HHH™. One thing, for sure...Deborah doesn’t let any grass grow beneath her feet!


Joel Wehner (Bio Coming Soon)

"The horse. Here is nobility without conceit, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity. A willing servant, yet never a slave."       ~Ronald Duncan