Executive Director
Jill Starr

Jill founded Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue in 1997 with one horse and a vision.  19 years later Jill’s legacy is now the largest wild horse rescue, adoption, and healing program organization to date.  Jill’s love for horses started when she was just 4 years old and used to ride along with the western television stars – Jill on her plastic spring pony and the Lone Ranger on Trigger.  Years later her parents finally gave in and bought her first horse, Cherokee.  Jill enjoyed Cherokee’s company more than her school friends, and you would always find her in the corral with her best friend.  Somehow that one horse turned into several more.  As life goes, at age 14 she had to give up her 5 horses and follow her family to the city, and it wasn’t until Jill was 35 that she was able to have her own horse again.  Along came China.  China was the one horse that started the ball rolling and eventually led to what is now 450 rescued horses under Lifesavers’ care.  Jill Starr is one the respected pioneers and visionaries within the wild horse welfare and advocacy community.

Director of Charitable Giving
Karen Fromel

Karen has been involved with Lifesavers since the beginning in 1997. She is our Grant Writer and Director of Charitable Giving and has been fundraising for Lifesavers full time since 2011.

Karen grew up in Michigan and as a young adult moved to California where she rode two kinds of horses – a paint named Comanche, and an iron horse named Harley Sportster.  Karen has a background in the entertainment industry starting with a position at IRS Records working with rock and roll bands, and later moving into the film business at Fox where she was responsible for producing DVD releases from feature films.

Today, Karen lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and 3 daughters – and a menagerie of pets.

Sanctuary Foreman
Craig Boyd

Coming soon