Mr. Colby Vine

Mr. Colby Vine

Mr. Colby Vine is the Director of Aviation for the New York Yankees and leads in the hiring, training, and mentoring of personnel within his division. Mr. Vine is the proud author of the General Operations Manual and Safety Management Manual which assists in the safe transportation of all of the New York Yankee executives.

Mr. Vine serves as a Designated Pilot Examiner wherein he is responsible for evaluating and approving pilot and flight instructions for the Federal Aviation Administration through practical examination. Additionally, he serves as a Certified Flight Instructor. He received his Master of Science in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he graduated with honors.

A lifelong equestrian, Mr. Vine began coaching riders at age 18 for the USEF and continued to train horses from weanling to the show ring.

He is married to his childhood friend Katharine Fowler. They reside on their horse farm located in Ocala Florida. Colby and Katharine are the proud parents of three horses: Domino-a 27-year-old North American Oldenburg, Spencer- a 17-year-old Thoroughbred and Trinket- a 15-year-old Welch-Thoroughbred pony. In the picture attached, Colby is shown with his beloved horse, Spencer.

Dr. Marilyn Sokolof

Dr. Marilyn Sokolof

Dr. Sokolof, PhD., is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning.

Dr. Sokolof is Clinical Director of HorseMPower, Inc., an Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) program and Director of Unbridled Therapy, an educational venue for those interested in learning about the field. Dr. Sokolof developed and ran the EFP program at Mending Fences in Ocala, Florida, a residential treatment center. She is past president of the Equine Facilitated Mental Health Association, a PATH int’l section and has been co-faculty for the PATH ESMHL workshop and certification.

Currently she is a member of the Executive Committee of the global organization Horses in Education and Therapy and serves as Treasurer. She has authored articles and book chapters and presented at national and international professional psychology and equine conferences.

Captain Robert Fanelli

Captain Robert Fanelli

Captain Fanelli is currently an operations commander at the Gainesville Police Department. Prior to his promotion to Captain he was the Criminal Investigations Division Commander. He has 18 years of law enforcement experience with a diverse career. He has experience in policy writing and compliance, investigations, street crime units, and administration. His goal is to improve the profession of Law Enforcement by challenging thoughts and misconceptions, sharing ideas, encouraging communication across agencies and disciplines, and passing knowledge on to a new generation of law enforcement officers.

Captain Fanelli has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida in Criminology. He went on to receive a Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Leo University and completed his dissertation on Effective Police Organizational Structure: Managerial Economics of a Police Department. As a result of his participation in several IACP projects on enhancing response to gender-based violence he now provides technical assistance and is a consultant for the IACP. He is currently enrolled as a fellow in the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins pursuing a Master’s In Public Health with a focus on violence in communities.