- MS in Education Administration from Duquesne University
Capri’s lifelong agriculture background and her 16 years of experience teaching in public schools are combined to build curriculum and market the biosecurity and animal well-being message to 4-H livestock producers, equine enthusiasts and young agricultural entrepreneurs. Her goal is to make Be WISE - Be Biosecure as well known as "stop, drop and roll".
Be WISE = Watch, Isolate, Sanitize, Educate was recently expanded to Be WISER! Adding the R to the acronym, which stands for Report. Applying Biosecurity measures to everyday life is the only way to increase your chances of avoiding disease on your farm. Biosecurity is not just for larger farms. It is just as important to small farms and agricultural endeavors.
Capri and her husband Bob manage a small herd of Maine-Anjou beef cattle and a couple of horses on a 94-acre farm in Cambria County. They support the breed and the industry by competing at the PA Farm Show and the Keystone International Livestock Exposition.
Capri serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Equine Council (PEC) and is the editor for the PEC online newsletter. Her interest in the horse industry stems from her ten years in 4-H where she was a state qualifier, five years in United States Pony Club where she completed her H-A rating and serving as a spokesperson for the American Professional Rodeo Association as Miss APRA. She currently enjoys the challenges of Extreme Trail Riding and Western Dressage.