Michelle Keaffaber

Chief Operating Officer

Michelle started with the Belgian Draft Horse Corporation in 2020. Some of Michelle’s responsibilities include fulfilling the role of secretary/treasurer for the Corporation and Belgian Alliance, managing projects and communicating through social media, the website, public events and through good old-fashioned mail. Michelle attends around 8 events each year including sales, shows, and meetings. Since Michelle is new to the role, she looks forward to meeting members, going to events, and reporting possible improvements back to the board.  Before accepting the COO position, Michelle received her degree from Indiana State University in Health and Business Administration. She also worked as an Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator for a nonprofit organization before accepting her current role. Michelle has a passion for the equine industry. She has shown Buckskin and Quarter horses all her life. Along with showing horses, she enjoys spending time traveling with her husband, Ryan.

Leslie Halverson

Office Administrator

Leslie started working at Belgian Draft Horse Corporation in January 2015. She worked as an office manager at Big R stores before joining the office staff here. She enjoys the daily operations in the officeand working with Brandy and Jenna, as well as hearing from the members. Leslie is responsible for helping processing the over 2,400 registrations and 2,100 transfers that come in annually. She also processes DNA, membership paperwork and answers registry questions over the phone.  When she’s not working, Leslie is usually spending time with her husband watching their two boys in sporting events, fishing, or playing with their three dogs.

Jasmine Bolinger
Office Administrator

Jasmine joined Belgian Draft Horse Corporation in February 2020. Prior, she worked at Big R, as the Assistant Store Manager, for 5 years. Jasmine has an Associates of Science in Veterinary Technology from the Vet Tech Institute and a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Behavior from the University of New England. She enjoys not only talking with the members, but also learning about them and their horses. Outside of the office, Jasmine loves spending time with her family, going to museums and zoos with her husband and daughter, and reading.