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Our Board of Directors

I can not thank the staff at Hold Your Horses enough! ... She is relaxed, happy & an attentive child when she is with you—she so looks forward to her riding time. Thank you!!!! Brenda, Client Parent
Brigid Goss

Brigid Goss

Board President

Brigid Goss joined our Board of Directors in 2021 and is a member of our Governance and Executive Committees. She is a Vice President at U.S. Bank in Risk Management & Compliance, where she works in Regulatory Services, overseeing regulatory exam activity for the Bank. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, she practiced as a litigation attorney with a mid-sized Minneapolis firm and was recognized as a Super Lawyer and Rising Star by Super Lawyers. In addition to serving on the HYH Board, Brigid volunteers with the Children’s Law Center, providing pro bono representation to children in foster care. She also loves spending time at the barn with her off-track thoroughbred, Bailey.

Birgit Kelly

Board Vice President

Kristi Argyilan

Kristi Argyilan

Board Secretary

Kristi’s career has been focused on marketing, advertising, and communications planning with a solid foundation in brand marketing, consumer insight and communications, involvement with emerging trends and new media and measurement. Her emphasis has been on the importance of striking the balance of math and magic in using marketing to grow businesses, motivated by opportunities to make a mark on the industry.

Her experiences span working both client (Target & Clorox) and agency side of marketing with some of the greatest creative agencies, Crispin, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Arnold and with some of the greatest brands including Target, Starbucks, Microsoft, Charles Schwab, Nike, HP, Xbox, Fidelity, TJX, Dunkin Donuts, and eBay. She has also driven enterprise strategic relationships with partners including Google, Disney, and Pinterest, who define the retail and media industry.

Kristi’s passion is HORSES! An avid rider and owner of multiple horses, she has been particularly interested in the role horses play in a human’s healing and growth journey. She was introduced to Hold Your Horses through participation in HYH clinics (Five Roles of the Master Herder and Healing the Herd). Impressed with the work of the horses, staff, and facility, she was looking for ways to support the organization and jumped at the chance to join the HYH Board of Directors. She is also a member for the Advancement Committee and Marketing Task Force.

Chad Lassen

Chad Lassen

Board Treasurer

Chad joined the Hold Your Horses Board in July 2021, and also serves as the Treasurer. Chad is a principal with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, practicing in the nonprofit and higher education industries. Chad looks forward to bringing his experience and passion for serving nonprofits to Hold Your Horses in order to help the Organization further its mission. Chad has 2 daughters who are avid equestrians, competing in hunt seat competitions throughout Minnesota and the Midwest.

Alan C. Eidsness

Alan C. Eidsness

Board of Directors member

I am pleased to continue as a member of the Board of Directors of Hold Your Horses for my second term.

I grew up in North Dakota and, after moving to Minnesota, graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School with a J.D. summa cum laude. I am admitted to practice law in all Courts of the State of Minnesota, the United States Supreme Court and the federal courts for Minnesota and the 8th Circuit. I have been fortunate to have worked for the same law firm, Henson & Efron, PA, for my entire legal career, now over 50 years. I began as the sixth person in a six-person firm, and now am the most senior active attorney in the firm of 36 attorneys. In my career, I have been honored by being selected as one of Minnesota’s top 10 Super Lawyers in 2005, 2009-2017 and 2019-2024. I have also been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America from 1993-2024. In 2019 I was honored by being selected as a Minnesota Icon in the practice of law, and am still the first and only Minnesota family law attorney inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, a group comprising less than 1% of the attorneys in Minnesota who are the very best at the trial bar.

I have worked with other 501(c)(3) organizations including the Jade Foundation, University of Minnesota Law School and Edina Morningside Community Church.

I am married and have two adult sons, and four beautiful grandchildren.

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(763) 498-0007‬

5265 Woodland Trail
Greenfield, MN 55357

Office Hours: Mon-Fri  8:30am - 5pm


Hold Your Horses is a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to cultivating healing with the wisdom of animals and nature.

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