Directors & Advisors

Rev. Dr. Shelly Nice (aka Sarah Price)

Also known as Cat's mom when on the road with her. With over 40 novels published, Rev. Dr. Nice is a best-selling author of Christian fiction. Prior to being an author and mustang rescuer, Rev. Dr. Nice was a college professor, teaching management, marketing, and religion courses as well as developing faculty at a Manhattan college. She holds a PhD in Educational Leaders, MBA in Marketing, MA in Corporate Communications, and BA in Anthropology.

Marc Schumacher

With over 50 years experience in the equestrian world, Mr. Schumacher is a welcomed member of the advisory team.  He runs several horse-related businesses in New Jersey including Seaton Hackney Stables in Morristown and Valley Brook Equestrian Center in Flanders. In 2006, Mr. Schumacher introduced Cat Zimmerman to horses and, under the tutelage of Seaton Hackney Stables, taught her how to ride. In 2010, Mr.Schumacher became her step-father, taking his support for Cat and her love of horses to a new level of support.  Formerly from Israel and France, Mr. Schumacher holds an MBA in Management.

Kacey Monroe

Bio Pending

Natalie Mercer, DVM

Dr. Natalie earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She has a particular interest in equine medicine and performance horses. When she’s not caring for her equine patients, she enjoys relaxing on her farm and riding her horses. She has been instrumental in providing medical advice and care for the horses at CZ Mustangs.


Susan Starke

For over twenty years, Susan Starke has been a vet tech at University of Florida's Large Animal Hospital. A former Western riding champion--and a neighbor to the CZ Mustangs rescue--Susan provides advice for CZ Mustangs, both in training and in medical care.

Robert West

Rob's success in and out the ring including multiple Top Ten finishes in the Extreme Mustang Makeover. He's owned and trained over 30 horses while working full-time. Today, he trains full time as a horse trainer. He's won many awards over the years, but he gets the most satisfaction from helping troubled horses and their riders. He is the owner/operator of Wild West Farms, a small farm on Long Island, New York, where he works with horses on a psychological level. Through compassion and trust, he builds bonds with these amazing animals to bring them to their best selves. Many “untrainable” horses have found their way to him and been shown love, trust, and firmness to help them ease their demons and become a great partner for their riders.