Summer Kids Camps Staff

Jim Hutchins

Camp Director

“Hutch” is the co-founder and owner of  NWNHC. Hutch has been involved in natural horsemanship for more than 20 years and has been organizing clinics, camps, courses and getaway events for the Center since its inception. He also is the Center’s Director of Education and teaches lessons, horsemanship classes, and manages the farm. He has also served as president of the Washington State Horse Park Foundation and is Chairman of the non-profit NWNHC Family Fund that does healing retreats for military families and provides summer camp scholarships to kids whose family is struggling.

Susann Hussels

Equine Director

Susann is a native of Germany who splits her time between being a mom, a horsewoman and a community service volunteer. Her equestrian path lead her to natural horsemanship where she found the holistic equine relationship she had been seeking. Susann began her study with the Parelli Natural Horsemanship program and here at NWNHC. She has since broadened her knowledge and experience studying with Buck Brannman.

Chris Greene

Art Director

Chris is a long-time art teacher, photographer, quilter, and mom. For more than ten years she has been teaching art to children age 5-11 in the Lake Washington School District, most recently at Christa McAuliffe and Helen Keller Elementary Schools. She has been responsible for the art education and care for as many as 45 children at a time. Her broad experience in the arts and her love of children makes her a “favorite teacher” and a highly creative individual. For the NWNHC camps she broadens the children’s artistic horizons with innovative art projects and stretches their creative abilities. Chris has a degree in Applied Art and Design from Cal Poly University.