Rod Barker
Founder

While researching a book in Chicago, this best-selling author came across a public art project that would change his life. Soon, this author turned entrepreneur, embarked on the adventure of a lifetime that would find him in a new frontier filled with horses that would stampede into American art history! And so, Rod Barker created The Trail of Painted Ponies. Born and bred in Santa Fe, it took the country and the art world by storm. Mr. Barker is an accomplished writer and public speaker who has been featured on numerous television shows including Good Morning America, CNN and the Charlie Rose Show. Mr. Barker is available for public speaking engagements.

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Rikki Carter
Director

Superb skills in communications and customer service come naturally to Rikki Carter. From collectors to retailers to artists, Rikki is the voice of The Trail of Painted Ponies. She will keep you up to date on FaceBook and she will answer your questions while overseeing all online sales, special sales and philanthropic partnerships.


Karlynn Keyes
Brand Development & Licensing

Karlynn Keyes is a successful brand developer who handles branding and licensing for The Trail of Painted Ponies. Her wealth of experience in this industry is enhanced by her decade of experience as the former president of The Trail of Painted Ponies. Karlynn has founded her own branding and licensing company titled, Double Star Studio, where she develops brands for three tremendous growth industries including: Jewelry & Accessories, Gifts & Greetings and Toys & Plush. Karlynn Keyes can be reached at Double Star Studio.com (karlynn@doublestarstudio.com)


Jorge Santiago
Director of Photography and Operations

Beautiful imagery from The Trail of Painted Ponies comes from the keen photographic talents of Jorge Santiago. Having owned horses when he was younger, Mr. Santiago has an appreciation for the majesty of the horse. When he is not snapping photos, Jorge Santiago is keeping The Trail of Painted Ponies operations running smoothly.


Chuck Journey
Director of Finance

After working for the Vatican real estate holdings for years, Chuck Journey now oversees all of the finances for The Trail of Painted Ponies. An avid bonsai collector and grower, Mr. Journey has a wealth of experience in the world of business, finance and all things beautiful. Chuck is also a graduate of USC. Fight On!