Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors come from varied backgrounds, bringing a multitude of experiences and unique perspectives that guide us in our efforts to offer programs that better the lives of individuals with emotional, behavioral and physical challenges. They supports the mission of Stable Connections by providing leadership, strategic guidance and a strong interest in the mission statement. The members assist us in offering quality equine assisted therapy programs to individuals living in Northern New Hampshire and Vermont.

The Board’s relationship with the organization is critical to its success by reviewing the annual budget, financial statements, current program overview and fundraising campaign. Lending support to the fundraising activities by attending the events and/or promoting the event’s sponsorship opportunities to community friends and colleagues. They are our goodwill ambassadors and spokespersons for the organization and the programs.

Karen Guile - Caron

Karen Guile - Caron
CEO & Founder, EAGALA Certified

Karen Graduated in 1980 with a degree in Physical Therapy, and attended Lyndon State College working towards her degree in Special Education with a minor in Psychology. Her desire to work with horses and at-risk youth lead Karen to become the first person to become EAGALA Certified in both the States of Vermont and New Hampshire. In 2009, Stable Connections made its home on land owned by Karen in Guildhall, Vermont.

Aaron Guile

Aaron Guile
Director & Corporate Attorney

Since an early age, horses have been a part of Aaaron’s life. He began riding at the age of five and grew up with horses in the way other children grow up with cats and dogs. Aaron graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2010 and is practicing law in San Diego, CA, although he always has an eye on Stable Connections to provide assistance and support in every way possible.

Ed Hermenau

Ed Hermenau
Director

Born in Kittery Maine and raised in Portsmouth NH. Graduated from The University of New Hampshire with a degree in Forest Management. Married for 36 years with 2 children and 3 grandchildren, and a resident of Massachusetts since 1980. A career of 37 years with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company in Boston, as an Underwriting Manager and IT Project Manager over that time. Ed’s been a lifelong animal lover, riding horses as a child including taking riding lessons. Dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, rabbits have all called the Hermenau house “home”. Ed currently volunteers as a “cat wrangler” with the North Attleboro, MA Animal shelter.

Tom Caron

Tom Caron
Director & Webmaster

Born in New Hampshire and residing in Vermont, Tom has always had an appreciation for the northern communities of the two states. He graduated in 1991 from Saint Michael’s College with a B.A. in History and Political Science and went to work at the family business in Pittsburg, N.H. Tall Timber Lodge has been in the Caron family since 1982. Among his regular duties, Tom is a registered N.H. Hunting Guide and Past President of the N.H. Guides’ Association. Tom also serves on the Connecticut River Joint Commission’s Headwaters Committee as the representative for the town of Canaan, Vermont.

Judy Houghton

Judy Houghton
Psychotherapist & Director

Judy was born in Stoneham, MA and received her undergraduate degree from St. Marys of the Wood and her masters degree from Boston College. She is recently retired but has over 35 years experience as a mental health counselor and has been working with Stable Connections for the last four years. She currently lives in Colebrook, NH with her dog Angus and is an active member of the Colebrook Kiwanis.

Roger Turcotte

Roger Turcotte
Director

Roger’s leadership experience is drawn from a variety of sources. He was the managing partner of a successful real estate company; he served as president of his local board; he served as chairman of NH Association of REALTORS® legal committee and as a member of that association’s executive committee and board of directors. He was selected by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) as a  leadership trainer /facilitator for its REALTOR® Leader Programs, and he was certified by NAR as a strategic planning facilitator for local and state association.   Additionally, Roger retired at the rank of Colonel after serving for 31 years as a commissioned officer in the NH Army National Guard.