Board of Directors

Julie Hester, President

Julie Hester is a co-founder of Crossroads Corral and serves on the board as President. Her professional background has been in Human Resources for over 13 years. The vision of Crossroads Corral came about by her faith and the calling she felt on her heart to utilize horses for the benefit of others. She is a full time volunteer/equine specialist for Crossroads Corral and holds 3 certifications in the work that they do. Julie is also a Seminole County 4-H leader who is passionate about youth development.  Julie’s professional background and passion contributes in the provision of quality council and support for Crossroads Corral’s continued growth. She is dedicated to Crossroads and you can be sure to see her around the farm!

Carroll Woehr, Vice President

Carroll Woehr is a proud mother of two amazing and beautiful daughters, Brooke and Andrea Woehr.  She is a seasoned professional and proven leader that runs a successful Real Estate business with her husband, Doug Woehr.  Together they have over 41 years of combined experience in the Central Florida Real Estate market.  Carroll is most passionate about her faith, family and touching the lives of many.  Her faith, leadership and steadfast commitment allows her to serve her community well.  She is involved with various ministries with Northland Church, including LifeHope, Disaster Response Team, Stephen Ministry, mentoring women and teenagers, bringing hope to the hurting as well as teaching Faith and Finance.  She sits on the Advisory Board at Northland Church.  Carroll is a graduate and loyal supporter of the University of Central Florida.

Kim Van Gundy, Board Member

As the wife of an NBA coach, Kim has been a founding member of the Miami Heat Family Foundation, the Orlando Magic Backcourt, and Pistons With A Purpose, all philanthropic community service organizations made up of the family members of professional basketball teams which have raised millions of dollars and provided countless hours of service in their respective communities. She also served as a Big Sister with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America and, along with her husband Stan, became a certified foster parent by the Florida Department of Children and Families in order to provide short-term and respite foster care. She has received several service awards for her philanthropic and community service work in the area of education and has been nominated for a Points of Light award.

Kim and her husband Stan are the parents of Shannon, a graduate student at the University of Michigan, Michael, a junior at the University of Detroit Mercy, Alison, a freshman at Stetson University in the Bonner Scholars program, and Kelly, a junior at Clarkston High School (MI).

Karen Connors, Board Member

Karen Connors has been working in the defense industry, predominantly, since graduating from Virginia Tech (BS Industrial Engineering, ’86).  She attained a Masters in Industrial Engineering from UCF in 1999 and her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2004.  In 2011, she started her own consulting business (Quality Project Control) providing services in business development, project/program management, and process improvement.  As a volunteer/advocate for military veterans in the community, Karen currently serves on the Orlando and Orange County Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Councils,  is on the council for Heroes’ Commons (6 mortgage-free homes for veterans in Orlando), is on the Executive Council for Mission United (a veteran-specific arm of Florida United Way). She is also on the Board of Directors at the University Club and supports several other non-profit organizations.

David Brim, Marketing Chair

David Brim is a loving husband, marketing consultant, entrepreneur and investor living in Orlando, Florida. In 2009 he founded Brand Advance, a creative marketing agency made up of talented marketing, creative and web rockstars that collaborate to help companies with passion and purpose advance. His primary professional focus areas include online lead generation, Software as a Service (SaaS) products, e-commerce ventures, and real estate. He is the only two-time winner of the UCF Joust Business Plan Competition, has been featured in one of the most popular entrepreneurship textbooks “Successfully Launching New Ventures“, and has been interviewed on Fox, ABC and CBS about topics such as entrepreneurship and internet marketing. In addition to his board member role at Crossroads Corral, David is also an active mentor for youth and frequently volunteers time to advise startup businesses in Central Florida.

Rebecca Peeples, Board Member

Rebecca is a licensed CPA with 25 years of accounting and tax experience. Her background in accounting and tax matters includes non-profit, health, construction, landscaping, contracting, land development, power generation, mortgage services, manufacturing and various other industries. Rebecca has a heart for horses and for individuals in need. She is a proud wife to Mike, an RN, and has two beautiful daughters, Gwenyth and Olivia. Rebecca is passionate about serving and also volunteers with Northland Church and with another non-profit counseling center based in Ohio. In her spare time, Rebecca loves to be outdoors, whether it is horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, basically anything that gets her in the sunshine with her family and friends.