Caroline Fritch
Program Director & Lead Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Caroline is an established Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Program Director with over 15 years’ experience in program development, management, certification, and accreditation. Her accomplishments throughout her career include thousands of hours of safe lessons, and responsibility for establishing and maintaining Premiere Accreditation status through PATH. She was instrumental in creating and implementing summer camps for special needs riders, after school programs for at-risk youth, organizing special needs horse shows, and being involved in the Special Olympics as an Equine Coach.  Horses and helping people are her passions and we welcome her to LOARC.  Caroline and her husband recently relocated to California from South Carolina.  Caroline can be reached at

Dave Weaver
Business Manager

Dave joined LOARC in 2015 as our volunteer website administrator as he was pivoting from a 20+ year career in business aviation.  During his time at NetJets and Executive Jet Management in Ohio, Dave held management roles in Flight Operations and Information Technology.

As LOARC grew, our need for someone to handle a variety of business roles increased.  In January 2018, Dave accepted the role of Business Manager, and handles numerous duties related to the health and growth of LOARC.

Dave is an avid mountain biker who loves exploring the Western US, especially the Santa Cruz Mountains, on bike or on foot with his family and friends.  Dave, his wife and their kids live in Scotts Valley.  Dave can be reached at