Elizabeth Palmer became involved with the Wild Horse Sanctuary shortly after her first trail ride weekend — a birthday present from friends — in 1997. She joined the WHS board in 2000 and currently serves as the Sanctuary’s Vice President. Her Bay Area law career began in 1994, and she is now a senior business attorney with the wine country law firm Dickinson, Peatman & Fogarty, where her practice includes a broad range of business and taxation matters, such as mergers and acquisitions, private securities offerings, partnerships, joint ventures, financing, purchases, sales, and equine-related businesses.
Although a long-time Dressage rider, Elizabeth’s no stranger to western saddles, from her first pony ride at the age of two to the Colorado guest ranch where she and her husband were married between trail rides and cattle round-ups. She feels privileged to have worked with Dianne, the board, and the volunteers over the years, contributing her expertise and experience to ensure the Sanctuary’s future.
Elizabeth lives in Santa Rosa, California. She is a current board member and past board chair of the American Red Cross of Sonoma, Mendocino & Lake Counties, a member of the Sonoma County Horse Council, and former business and law columnist for North Bay Biz magazine.