top of page

Meet The Team


Kathleen Zook

President & CEO


Mrs. Kelchner  joined the team in April 2022. As soon as she heard about Horse Power For Life she new she wanted to get involved any way possible. As someone who has/had many loved ones battling cancer this mission really spoke to her. She resides in Schuylkill Haven with her husband and two daughters. She is excited about this new adventure and the impact  she will be able to make in the community with this program.

Adrienne Kelchner

Outreach Student Coordinator
Chester County Satellite Location


Lauren Gardner accepted the role of Student Outreach Coordinator in March of 2022.  Lauren loves the mission of Horse Power for Life and appreciates the efforts and commitments the organization has made for all those affected by cancer.  She is married to Matt and has 2 wonderful sons!  Lauren has a Bachelor of Science of Education from Kutztown University and a Masters of Education from Penn State University.  She enjoys her career as an English as a Second Language Teacher, spending time with family and friends, and watching her children participate in sports. Lauren is grateful for the opportunity to help grow Horse Power’s vision and looks forward to connecting with the community.

Lauren Gardner

Student Outreach Coordinator
Allentown Satelite Locations


Amanda Laky

Senior Riding Instructor
Schnecksville, PA



Thank you for supporting us!

Ms. Zook accepted the role as President & CEO in January 2022. She has been a part of the Horse Power For Life family since Spring of 2009 serving as HPFL Event Coordinator & Social Media Specialist. Ms. Zook received her Bachelor's degree in Business Management from The University of Valley Forge in 2010. Ms. Zook is responsible for the strategic direction and day to day operation of Horse Power For Life.

bottom of page