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Board of Directors

HorsePower's Board of Directors volunteer their time and array of talents to help support our ongoing mission.


Jason Schroeder - President

Favorite Horse: Diesel

My name is Jason Schroeder and am a Mortgage Loan Officer for US Bank Home Mortgage.  I have been with US Bank and doing mortgage lending for 11 years.  I became involved in Horsepower 7 years ago, first joining the finance committee and within the last 4 years became a member of the board.  As of January 2023 I was voted to be president of the board.  I am originally from Humboldt, SD and my family has had a farm since I was 7 years old.  Experiences from growing up in the farming community got me familiar with horses.  I joined the Horsepower board because I saw the benefits of horse therapy in the community and the amazing things that Horsepower was doing in the community.  I look forward to being president of the board and the future growth of Horsepower and the community it serves.

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Marisa Draper

Favorite Horse: Rainey

Marisa joined the HorsePower Board of Directors in 2018. Prior to that, she was the Director of Finance and Administration at HorsePower from 2008 - 2017. During the time she worked at HorsePower, she received her Associates Degree in Business Management from Dakota State University, and her Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of South Dakota. She is currently the Finance and Human Resources Manager at The Carroll Institute, in downtown Sioux Falls. A life-long lover of horses, and a decades-long supporter of non-profits, she is happy to lend her accounting and HR skills to HorsePower, now, as a board member. She presently serves as the Treasurer for the Sioux Empire Society for Human Resource Management as well. She and her family reside in the rural Garretson area, and farm in Miner County, South Dakota, as she is a 4th generation farmer as well! 

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Michael Schelling

Favorite Horse: Sarsparilla

Michael has served on the Board of Directors for eight years, and the Finance Committee for 6 of those. He is a Certified Public Accountant with Dakota CPA.




Maurieva Lykken

Maurieva has served on the board for 8 years. She is a former Special Education teacher.