Napa Valley Trail Rides (NVTR)
Equestrian Center Manager
With her love for horses and animals starting at a young age, Michelle specialized her education in Ranch management, and had a variety of occupations involving all things equine. From a horse breeding manager to an equine anesthesiologist and veterinary technician, Michelle’s a passion for animal advocacy made sure that animals voices were heard. For the last 13 years, she worked as an animal cruelty investigator and senior staff member for a Marin based animal shelter.
Michelle started working for the Alkossers in early 2016 when they purchased the historic Rapp Ranch and had dreams of restoring the once famous horse facilities. First hired as a consultant for Alko Equestrian Center she quickly fell in love with the project and property and is now running all horse management, trail rides and barn related operations as our full-time Equestrian Center Manager.
Lead Trail Guide
A Napa Valley native, Tristan has been riding horses since he was three years old. Through out high school, he showed livestock in FFA and 4H. Tristan has a passion for horses and a very outgoing personality that makes any trail ride with him a pleasure.
Influenced by her mother's passion for horseback riding, Alysen began riding at three years old. She participated in her first lead line class at the age of four and was forever hooked. While pursuing a graphic design degree at Chico State University, Alysen continued to ride and perfected her equestrian skills doing cross country and hunter jumpers.
Mixing her love of horses and her experience in the wine industry made Napa Valley Trail Rides and Alysen an ideal fit.