Support Staff

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. He lives in the area with his girlfriend and their animals Skylar, Veuve, and Pinot.
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Nadia Cook-GrisewoodNadia Cook: Born and raised in Ireland, Nadia has been involved with horses since she was born. Her family was involved in hunting, breeding, and steeplechase, and Nadia also spent time show jumping. She came to America in 1985 to work for Drs. Brendan and Wendy Furlong. Since arriving in the country, Nadia has held many different titles and responsibilities, from farming to administrative duties and everything in between. She is now the practice and office manager at BW Furlong & Associates. In 2000, she traveled to Ireland for training in Equine semen freezing and collection at Hartwell Stud in county Kildare. This training provided her with the knowledge to help found Shelbourne Farm Stallion Agency, a collection agency that works primarily with imported foreign stallions. Nadia has two teenage Daughters, Kali and Taryn, whom are both avid Lacrosse players. In her spare time, Nadia volunteers her time as Girls Head Administrative coach and board member at her Local Lacrosse Club in Alexandria Township NJ.
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kaitlyn davisKaitlyn 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 College 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. After graduation, she moved to Chester, New Jersey where she married her husband, Brandt. After working on her husband’s produce farm for several years, she rejoined the equine industry as a road manager for Grand Prix rider, and client of the practice, 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.
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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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Melissa McCarthneyMelissa Walsh: Melissa graduated from Rider University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in PR/Journalism and Minor in Event Planning. She has multiple years of experience in the client relations’ field and joined B.W. Furlong and Associates in September 2009 as a receptionist. She is responsible for scheduling, phone calls, and billing, and is known for overwhelmingly cheerful attitude, whether over the phone or in person. Melissa inherited a passion and knowledge of horses from her grandmother at a young age and has found herself right at home with the rest of the Furlong family. She also has an enthusiasm for music and the arts. In her free time, Melissa enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with family and 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. 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.
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