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Heather Gaines

Administrative Assistant

Heather started volunteering at TRC in 2017. She found her 2nd home and passion!  Each day is a learning and growing experience at the barn. She has discovered that being a part of an amazing program that gives back to the community has given her a sense of belonging. Observing the students thrive and achieve goals beyond their wildest dreams always brings her joy.  It has been a therapeutic journey learning how to care for horses, be of service for TRC Students and being able to learn how to ride herself.   Heather has been a freelance photographer for over 25 years, and enjoys helping people create cherished moments through photography. She studied child development and psychology at Saddleback College. She is currently working on her associates in digital arts degree at GoldenWest College.  Being a member of TRC’s family is definitely something to be proud of and she looks forward to learning more through helping others.

If you need to contact Heather, you can email her at or call her at 949-232-5101.