Board Members


Rebecca (Becky) Moore, Comptroller

Rebecca (Beccca) was born in Iowa and values the strong work ethics instilled by a Midwest upbringing.  Becky’s strong family ties are evident by a marriage of 53 years to Jerry Moore. They have 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren!  Church is of utmost importance to her and she is currently serving as the Finance Chair there.

Becky’s employment has ranged from new accounts/investment in a bank, to renting semis & trucks for Ryder Truck Rental, to helping her husband run a restaurant equipment business where she kept the books. She has also been a gift shop manager specializing in shipping & selling of citrus fruit. Becky brings many years of varied experiences and a broad range of knowledge to Stirrups ‘n Strides.  Retirement came for her in June, 2009.  By September, Becky was ready for a new challenge.

She soon realized that Stirrups ‘n Strides offered exactly what she sought; a “family” orientated therapeutic riding program.  Becky became a volunteer in September, 2009 and started learning about the horses, the “safety first” for everyone, and the joy in helping others.  She was hooked and was soon there for every riding day and helping in classes either side-walking or leading.

Becky was asked to join the Board of Directors in March, 2011.  She has served on The Board as Treasurer, Secretary-Treasurer, Bookkeeper and currently as comptroller. Her main focus and goal is to see the Quail Roost Covered Arena completed entirely and to help cut the ribbon for Grand Opening!

“I love that Stirrups ‘n Strides helps people grow and become more invested in life! This is true not only for the riders, but also the volunteers and instructors. That there are horses makes it that much more exciting!”

Fred Worley, Co-Treasurer

Bill Mess, Board Member

Chris Eakes, Board Member
Chris grew up in a small town hidden in the mountains of Northeast Alabama.  Growing up the son of a welder and the grandson of a church pastor, Chris was taught at an early age the importance of hard work, faith, and most importantly “Service above Self.”

Chris graduated with a BA from the University of Alabama, and received his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.  Currently, Chris is an associate at the law firm of Dean and Dean, of Ocala, and focuses primarily on estate planning and litigation.

While active in volunteer work in high school and undergrad, it wasn’t until law school that Chris started to work with bigger organizations. During his time at Ole Miss, Chris spent 2 years working with Legal Services, a non-profit organization traveling across the state offering free legal services to residents of Mississippi over the age of 60 and residents below the poverty line.  Chris became interested in serving on Stirrups ‘n Strides board of directors after interacting with Betty and Kathy at a number of Rotary functions and meetings.

Chris’s interests include watching Alabama Football every Saturday, golfing, and jogging with his rescue pup Archer.