Board of Directors

Libby Miller, Board President

For the past decade, Libby Miller has worked on behalf of youth with many non-profit organizations in the Pacific Northwest. A lifelong Seattle resident and alumnae of the University of Washington, she served on the University’s Alumnae Board, founded the Sasha Kolde Junior Guild at Seattle Children’s Hospital, co-founded Contagious Compassion and serves on the advisory board for the Mona Foundation.  Inspired by a growing urgency to help at-risk youth, she founded Hooves with Heart in 2011. “I am passionate about empowering youth, and giving every young person an equal chance to build a successful life,” she says. “By helping teens build leadership, responsibility and compassion, they become better equipped to maintain healthy relationships and contribute to the future of our community. Hooves with Heart has positively changed many young lives and through our continuing work, we can ensure a healthier future for many more.”

Board Member, Steve Miller

Steve is chairman of the board of James Farrell & Company, a 92 year-old export company in Seattle, and COLO Logistics. He is also a Trustee of Eastside Prep School in Kirkland, Washington. He shares his wife Libby’s passion for enabling teens to build successful life skills through connections with animals and nature. “Horses can be great teachers and I have personally seen how they and other animals can touch teens in ways that humans can’t. I continue to be amazed at the life-changing experiences that come from the youth who participate in Hooves with Heart.”

Board Member, Blair Rasmussen

blair headshotBlair is the former executive director of the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club and former NBA player. Blair has tirelessly served our King County community’s children and families through service with the Boys and Girls Club. Blair has been key to making pivotal improvements in our community and continues to serve youth through his work on Hooves with Heart’s board of trustees. Prior to serving with Hooves with Heart, Blair headed the PEAK project on Mercer Island for the Boys and Girls Club, sat on the Boys and Girls Club Board, and coached a number of youth sports teams. Blair and his wife Sarah have five children ages 16-into adulthood.