Encourage the Child, Heal the Horses, Strengthen the Family and Share the Message of Hope.

Jim Buck | Executive Director

Serving as Executive Director, Jim brings 25+ years of marketing, communications and training skills to the Ranch, along with running his freelance marketing development firm. With a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries from Taylor University and nine years’ engagement with Dare to Dream Youth Ranch, Jim is pursuing the vision to build the Ranch into a sustainable model of nonprofit success.

Rod Schroeder | Chief Financial Officer

Rod Shroeder is CFO at a leading Fort-Wayne-based marketing firm. Serving the Ranch as Board CFO, Rod applies his expertise and experience to manage, monitor and optimize the finances of Dare to Dream Youth Ranch. His skillset and attention to detail make Rod a valuable asset to the Mission of the Ranch.

Michelle Buck | Director of Operations

Michelle is employed as an Administrative Assistant at northeast Indiana’s largest not-for-profit healthcare provider. She brings over nine years of experience as a Ranch volunteer, and currently fulfills her role as Director of Operations by overseeing and managing all aspects of Ranch programs, outreach, events, volunteer scheduling, veterinary and farrier care, barn, grounds upkeep and more.