Staff

Sarah Lamb – Head Coach

Sarah started riding horses at the age of 7 and for the next 20 years rode any horse people wanted exercising or schooling as well as volunteering at her local RDA in the UK. She also competed in low level eventing and show jumping.

Just as Sarah could finally afford her own horse having completed a degree in Osteopathy and started to work for the UK’S first equine Osteopath, Anthony Pusey (who literally wrote the book on Equine Osteopathy), the Lamb family moved to Oman in the Middle east. This was followed by two children and not as much riding as Sarah would have liked.

In 2007, Sarah moved again, this time to Singapore, where She worked as an Osteopath and joined RDA Singapore for over two years as a volunteer coach.

2009 saw Sarah move to Perth and within a few weeks had joined RDA Carine. Since then Sarah has completed all three levels of RDA coaching (Level O ,1 and 2) and  became a National RDAA assessor and was RDAWA coaching coordinator. Sarah has also coached at Pony club. Sarah was the team coach that took a WA team to the RDA Nationals in 2017 where the team won the top dressage team and were overall National champions. Sarah has been head coach at RDA Carine for the last 8 years and also provides centre assessor services to other RDA centres in WA. Sarah is also working with RDAA on the new coaching syllabus and has been involved in the delivery of online coach training across Australia.

Jo Massey – Coach

Jo, a NCAS Level One Riding Coach and volunteer for over 8 years grew up with horses in the UK and spent many years riding her own ponies and exercising horses for the local Master of Foxhounds.   Jo worked in Local Government (Planning and Building Control) both in the UK and Australia before becoming a full time Mum in 2003 and then travelled and lived in Bangkok with her husband (for his work) and son for 7 years.  It was here that Joe first started volunteering at Friends For All Children Orphanage. Jo’s family then moved to Singapore where she spent a year volunteering at RDA. On her return to Perth in January 2013, Jo started volunteering at RDA Carine.  One day a week soon turned into two then three and more….it’s very addictive and rewarding!! After a couple of years she undertook her OTC training.  Jo then spent 3 more years training under Sarah Lamb and is now a Level 1 Riding Coach.

Outside of RDA Jo likes to spend time with her family and her Black Labrador Jet. She loves to spend time in the outdoors and usually loves to travel overseas. Both Jo, her husband and son spend time on Sunday’s and holidays helping out at RDA….it has become a family commitment!!

Karan Worsdell – NDIS Administrator

Karan has been employed at RDA Carine for the last three years.  Karan manages all the NDIS clients.  Her career background in Finance and Education Administration gave her the skills and knowledge to navigate her way through the NDIS policies and procedures. When Karan is not at RDA Carine, she is enjoys gardening at her home

Di Bruce – Executive Officer

Di was recently appointed as the Office Administrator of RDA Carine.  Her long background in the disability sector and events put her in good stead to navigate the organisation into a new phase of growth and development.

As the previous State Manager of Special Olympics and the Executive Officer of Fishability and current Event Coordinator of the Busselton Jetty Swim, Di has an extensive knowledge of the disability sector, community organisations and volunteer management.

Di is a Mum of three adult children.  Her passion is spending time with her husband, family and dog at Busselton, walking along the beach, fishing and visiting all the highlights of the South West.

Carolyn Thompson – Volunteer Manager

Carolyn has been involved with RDA Carine since May 2005, initially as a volunteer and now as the Office Administrator on a Thursday. Carolyn is a mum of two adult children, but has also co-owned two retail shops and managed retail shops over the years.

Carolyn’s interests include gardening and outdoor activities and also creating garden art from upcycling. Carolyn is passionate about animal rescue and rehabilitation and genealogy and family history.