Our Board

Rodney McCulloh

is a Founder and President of Achaius Ranch. He is an owner and Principal of RTM Consultants, Inc., in Indianapolis, a fire protection and building code consulting firm. Rodney’s interaction with horses generally includes kissing them on the nose and paying more than he bargained for for their upkeep. He loves dogs and has a black Labrador Retriever (his favorite breed), who enjoys helping with the ranch chores and walking in the woods.

Nicole Wilson

is a Founder and Vice President of Achaius Ranch. She is also the Ranch Manager and Volunteer Coordinator here at Achaius. Her main jobs are to care for the horses’ needs, keep the ranch maintained, and train and manage volunteers. She has passed level 3 in the Parelli program and is working on her Level 4. She holds a Bachelors in General Studies and a Minor in Business from IUPUI. She is married to her wonderful husband Sam Wilson and together they are attempting to raise their four wild children!

Elisha McCulloh, LCSW

is a founder and the Program Director at Achaius Ranch. She holds a Masters in Social Work degree from Indiana University. Through Achaius Therapy Services in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Elisha provided therapy for individuals and couples, supervision for workers from another social services agency, and established a local Truthought program, until she set those services aside to work full-time in this volunteer position. Elisha has been an animal lover since childhood and has enjoyed and learned from horses by owning and caring for them since 2001. Elisha is married to Rodney McCulloh.

Sam Wilson

Founder, holds a bachelors degree from IUPUI in the School of Informatics and New Media and is a Product Manager at The Finish Line. He is the Ranch’s Media Specialist and part time landscaper. Sam is married to Nicole Wilson.

Rev. Joel Weir, M.Div.

with distinction in Scripture, St. Tikhon’s, BA in Theology St. Tikhons, is Rector of St. Stephen the First Martyr Orthodox Church in America, Crawfordsville. Fr. Joel joined the Board of Directors shortly after hearing the vision for it from its founders, and after learning about the success stories of similar ministries. He sees the holistic vision of healing the hearts of young people by allowing them to participate in the healing process of rescued horses as a beautiful concept. He feels blessed to have been asked to participate in making this vision a reality, for the sake of witnessing to God’s healing Grace, and the transforming impact it can have in our community.

Presvytera Maria Weir, BA

English Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana, is writer, priest’s wife, high school teacher and mother of two. She cannot help but support Achaius Ranch Ministry because it meets the needs of God’s creatures – His horses and His wee ones. She has been on the ranch board since the beginning.

Susan Belt

is an experiential learning professional and science teacher. At Indiana University, she received her bachelor’s degree in middle school education and her master’s degree in outdoor recreation resource management focusing on adventure therapy and ecology. She is very excited about joining the board as secretary/treasurer and working to raise funds to allow more youth and adults to come to the ranch for healing, like she received after her husband’s fatal heart attack. She wants to help people become resilient in the face of adversity through brain-and-body-aligned activities in nature. Her goats are thriving at their new home on the ranch and she hopes they will bring as much joy to others as they have to her family.
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