Amy Chirinos has been actively involved with Bakas Horses for Handicapped since joining the program in 2005. Christina, Amy’s daughter, is a talented rider who loves to participate in all of the activities at Bakas. Amy is the owner of Amy Chirinos Photography and she can be found tirelessly working to promote the Bakas Horses for Handicapped program throughout the Tampa area.
Jolie Smith has two daughters that ride at Bakas. Both love the horses and Bakas summer camp. Jolie has worked for Aetna for 20+ years, and is currently a Medical Economics Manager, doing financial analyses on Medicare health care spending. The Smith family has several rescue dogs and cats. Jolie also volunteers as a girl scout leader for older girls, but is passionate about the Bakas Horses for Handicapped program. Jolie’s education includes a B.S in Biology from the University of Virginia and Masters in Health Administration from Medical College of Virginia.
Eileen Davis is the aunt of three special needs riders at Bakas. Eileen has worked as a preschool teacher, elementary school aide and in the retail industry. She has also been actively involved in Girl Scouts as well as numerous PTA organizations. Eileen has dedicated countless hours to Bakas at the many events for the riders along with performing her duties as treasurer. In her spare time, Eileen enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family.
Kim has been the recording secretary for Bakas Horses for Handicapped since 2004. She is the parent of a rider, Michael, and has been actively involved with the organization since he began riding in 1996. Kim is a graduate of Florida State University and holds a degree in Business Administration. She and her husband have been married since 1985. In addition to being very busy with her family and volunteering at Bakas, Kim is also secretary for her neighborhood women’s group. Kim and her family generously donate the food items for all Bakas events.
Tamara volunteers as Communications Secretary for Bakas, keeping the public updated on Facebook, email and by newsletter. Also having her hands in assisting with our fundraising activities. Her daughter, Kayla has been riding with Bakas for several years. Bakas and the compassion of staff have had a positive impact on their lives.