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Maja Bown:
Maja is a born and raised Jersey girl. Growing up, Maja’s life revolved around horses as her parents were Standardbred racehorse trainers and she even had a pony in her backyard. She attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in nutrition and wellness. Working at B.W Furlong and Associates combines Maja’s passion for helping people, her love for horses, and her knowledge and experience in healthcare. In her spare time, Maja enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants and spending time with her animals–an OTTB, Finn, and a lab mix, Sloopy.

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Kaitlyn Davis: Growing up in a small town in Berks County, Pennsylvania, Kaitlyn always had a passion for horses. She started competing in Jumper and Equitation shows as a 10 year old. After high school she attended Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, where she majored in Animal Science with a focus in Equine Business. While at Del Val, Kaitlyn also competed on the inter-collegiate hunt seat team; she was also a captain while in school. Upon graduation, she moved to New Jersey. After working on a local produce farm for several years, she re-joined the equine industry as a road manager for Grand Prix rider Nona Garson. Kaitlyn joined the Furlong team in the fall of 2014 working in client relations. In her free time Kaitlyn enjoys spending time with her family including their daughter Bryn.

Adam FurlongAdam Furlong: Born and raised in New Jersey, Adam is the older of two sons of Brendan and Wendy Furlong. He likes to say that he was put on a horse before he could walk, and he spent most of his childhood around horses – at competitions, on calls, or bothering staff at the clinic. He attended College of the Holy Cross and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Economics and a minor in Studio Art, while also rowing all four years and serving as a co-captain his senior year. After graduating, he moved to Philadelphia to teach high school math through Teach For America. During that time, he continued rowing and also earned his Masters in Education from Chestnut Hill College. He joined the practice in 2011 to start up Furlong’s Healthy Horse. He has since transitioned into the role of Project Manager, overseeing organizational growth and development, operations, and leadership coaching. He is a recently retired triathlete, having competed at the Half-Ironman World Championships in 2013 and 2015, and now spends his free time riding and buying bikes. He lives in the area with his wife and their animals Hank, Derby, Veuve, and Pinot.

Caitlin FurlongCaitlin Furlong: Caitlin grew up in Mendham, NJ with two brothers and a lot of animals! Caitlin has always been animal obsessed. Her father is a small animal vet and her mother always had a passion for animals of all kinds. After graduating college, Caitlin became an assistant trainer at a farm in Bedminster that is run by her long time trainer and friend. She then began volunteering her help with the B.W. Furlong & Associates’ social media pages and started helping with events and seminars for the practice. In the beginning of 2019 she transitioned into her role as Marketing and Events Coordinator. Caitlin is also a mental health advocate for the veterinary industry. She currently serves on the executive board for Not One More Vet. In her spare time, you will find Caitlin spending far too much time with her animals; Hank, Derby, Pinot, Veuve, and her pony, Jellybean. She loves exploring hiking trails with the dogs, traveling with her husband Adam, and spending time with friends and family.

Emily HotchkinEmily Hotchkin: Emily grew up in a rural town in Hunterdon County, developing a love of nature, animals and agriculture from a young age. After spending many years of experience in the medical education/communications and pharmaceutical industries, she joined B.W. Furlong & Associates in June 2015 as an administrative assistant. Emily has worked on an herb farm for more than 20 years, and her other interests include Celtic music and art, reading, gardening, local history, and spending time with family.

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Jennifer Kucharski: Jennifer was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and has lived in New Jersey for the past 24 years. She received a BA from the University of Scranton in International Business and a MBA from Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business in Marketing.  Jennifer has an extensive background in business, having worked in marketing and sales for Dun & Bradstreet, Lazard Asset Management, Procter & Gamble and Mars.  Recently, she was the District Manager for Cherrybrook Pet Supplies where she oversaw operations for their 3 retail stores in NJ.  She joined Furlong’s Healthy Horse in 2017 as our sales representative, processing pharmacy orders and providing customer care.  Jennifer lives in Hunterdon County, NJ with her husband, Mark, their two daughters, Lucy and Lily, and the spoiled family cat, Natalie.  In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with St. Joseph’s Church Youth Ministry and Dress for Success Northern NJ as well as skiing, hiking, traveling with her family.

leslieLeslie Montfort: Leslie was born and raised in New Jersey. She has lived in Long Valley for 25 years with her husband, Thierry. Leslie owned and operated a small IT company for many years before changing gears. Leslie has always had a love for animals big and small and has had them most of her life. She has a small hobby farm that keeps her busy outside of work. Leslie also loves to garden, spend time with family and friends, volunteer with local organizations and going to concerts. She joins the B.W. Furlong & Associates team as Bookkeeper and has been enjoying working in an atmosphere that combines her passion for animals and keeping organized!

MPMichael Puccetti: Mike grew up in Clifton, NJ and has been involved with horses prior to attending William Paterson College where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  After a few years in the accounting field, Mike joined the Morris County Park Police Department where he was a member of the Mounted Unit and supervised the unit for over 15 years. He retired as a Sergeant after 25 years and now helps his son, Joseph, training his Morgan horse, Vic.  Mike is a level 2 certified riding instructor with the American Riding Instructors Association and gives lectures on sensory training. He currently resides in Warren County for over 26 years with his wife, Laura. They have a son Steven, son Joseph and stepson, Daniel. He has coached football and baseball at his local high school and also enjoys history and reading anything related to General Custer as well as being a drummer for many years.

 

Kim ReitmeyerKim Reitmeyer: Kim grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Boston, studied in Vienna, and married a high school classmate. Kim started in HR while working for a large global company right out of college. This prompted the pursuit of a dual-degree masters program and, more recently, the Society of Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional designation. Kim’s curiosity and ability to embrace change led her to a variety of opportunities across industries, with organizations of various sizes, spanning levels of responsibilities. Kim and her husband Bob have two daughters, Elena and Valerie and their rescue dog Otis. Kim enjoys time with family and friends, audiobooks, and yoga. While equines have not been a big part of Kim’s past, she is taking advantage of the present and learning something new every day – and loving it!

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Melissa WalshMelissa Walsh: Melissa grew up in Somerset County and inherited a passion and knowledge of horses from her grandmother at a very young age. She joined B.W. Furlong & Associates in September 2009 as a receptionist where she was able to put her multiple years of client relations experience to good use. Melissa was well known as our Client Relations Team Leader for many years. In early 2019, she transitioned into her current role as Office Manager where she provides continuous support to all department leaders and helps manage day to day operations, among many other responsibilities.  Melissa and her husband, Bob have a Miniature Schnauzer, Bode and Holland Lop bunny, Cooper. In her free time, Melissa enjoys cooking, crafting, experiencing new places, and spending time with family, friends.

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Kris WagnerKris Wagner: Kris began working at the practice in 1996 after 10 years of working in banking and loan employment and a life time of horse experience. As one of the most tenured employees of the practice, she has been involved in many aspects of the practice’s growth and management. In 2003 she moved to Southern Virginia and through the miracles of technology she has continued to be able to provide administrative support in her role as Finance Manager. She is an active member of the Halifax County Humane Society, fostering and transporting homeless dogs. She is also a member of the Halifax County Saddle Club and South Side Virginia Horse Council. She enjoys trail riding, gardening and kayaking.