Equine Assisted Therapy  |  Winchester WI  |  TEL: 715-493-3534

Board of Directors

The Scholl Community Impact Group Board of Directors come from a variety of backgrounds, but share one thing in common. They're committed to the Scholl Community Impact Group mission and the people and families we serve. They not only provide guidance, but make themselves available, too.


Lenelle Scholl - Director

Lenelle has lived in Winchester WI all her life, and has been passionately working with horses for the past sixty years. At the bright young age of six years old she got her first horse. Over the years she has mastered, trained, bred, shown horses, and instructed students in Western, Dressage, Jumping, and Eventing. Over the years she has realized her passion which is working with kids at risk and on the Autism Spectrum. Horses are the true teachers and heroes, us humans facilitate the process. This program is her true passion.


Russ Sleight - President

Russ was born & raised in Manitowish Waters, a Coast Guard licensed Master Captain, a hunting/fishing guide & enjoys working with horses & special needs children.

Linda Anderson – Treasurer

Originally from Crystal Falls MI, my husband Karl and I came to Mercer, WI in 1989. We have 2 children, Kati and Max. I currently work the Mercer Area Chamber of Commerce as the Office Manager. I joined Scholl Community Impact Group board of directors as treasurer in 2013. I am proud to be part of this amazing organization.


Nancy Holdmann – Secretary

My husband and I have been married 55 years. We have two children & four grandchildren. We retired to Winchester in 1997 & have lived here full-time since. I worked all my life as a bookkeeper for a private business & part time as Deputy Clerk for a Sanitary District.


Bette Berga – Board Member

Bette resides in Wakefield Michigan with her horse, dog, and cat. Her interests are western and dressage riding. Retired and a very active volunteer and program decison maker.


Celeste Hockings - Board Member

Boozhoo! I am a tribal member of the Oglala Lakota of the Pine Ridge. (Part of the Sioux, a horsemen nation) I have lived in the Northwoods of Wisconsin for the majority of my life.

I started learning how to ride with Lenelle back when I was 10 years old during the time Pony Club was at her farm.

I went to school for Equine science in University of Minnesota Crookston for 2 years. I started to volunteer for the Scholl Community Impact Group back in 2014 when I graduated from UW Stevens Point and came back home to work for the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Natural Resources Department.

Within the past year, I have been working towards my Path International riding instructor credentials for equine therapy. I have had the pleasure of working with all these wonderful kids during my journey.