Meet the TROD Officers and Board Members

Nicole Cooper and Nickie her horse

Acting President
Nicole Cooper

Nicole resides with her husband, Jay in Naperville, IL. NIcole owns a Quarterhorse horse named Nickie, a dog named Onyx, and two cats named Matilda and Cassie. Nicole loves trail riding, writing, photography, stormchasing, reading, being outdoors.

Acting Vice-President
Merri Odell

My name is Merri Odell, born, raised and lived in DuPage county all my life. I am married to Steve Odell Sr. and have three wonderful sons and grandchildren. I was at Pat and Ray Hartmans’ barn to see a friend and ended up being a pooper scooper for TROD in a parade that day. Joined TROD that week and a few months later was on the board. That was in ‘95 I think. I have served as president, vice president, secretary, director at large, ERT committee and parade chairperson. I enjoy camping, fishing, jewelry making, NASCAR, and hunting. I have two German Shorthaired Pointer dogs, which I have trained to hunt birds. I had a horse named Ranger, which was a retired police horse, and lived to be 25 years old. He was a TW and Friesian mix, who had the gait of the TW, but the built of the Friesian. I now have a 19 year old TW named Tomahawk, who is a trial horse and use in hunting trials and training hunt dogs.

Tim Cummings and his horse

Carol Zdan

Member since 1994
Carol has been on the TROD Board-of-Directors since 2000, she is a prior Editor of the TROD Newsletter. Carol boards her horses, Matisse and Kosmo, near Warrenville at a private home next to the Forest Preserve.

Tim Cummings and his horse

Board of Directors
Debra Ranieri

Debra wants all the board members info up on the website but has failed to submit her own.
I commandeered this photo where she is trying to sneak a Mini home.

Board of Directors

Tim Cummings and his horse

Board of Directors
Lori Sengstock

Member since 1997
Lori was born and raised in the western suburbs, and has always loved horses. She started riding lessons at age 11. Lori loves to drive the mini horses and can be found volunteering at most TROD functions and selling fun foods at fairs, parties and college orientations. Lori is known to many as the seller of TROD merchandise. Being a Forest Preserve Volunteer, she has worked at Klein Creek Farm for more than 10 years. Lori loves to take care of little animals and has volunteered at Willowbrook Wildlife Preserve. She is always interested in the environment and along with being a member of the Conservation Foundation, she is the treasurer of (BRATS) Bikeable Roads and Trails.

trailer, hunny, please?”

Board of Directors
Karen Schrimpl

Karen - to be updated with photo - our newest and dearly treasured board member!




2015 TROD Officers & Board Members

acting President A. Nicole Cooper (4)

Treasurer Carol Zdan (15)

Merri Odell (14) . . . . . . . 630-745-9780
Lori Sengstock (15). . . . 630-325-1317

Deb Ranieri. . . . . . . 630-393-1972

Liaison & Trail Issues . Connie Schmidt
Parade Committee . . . . .Merri Odell
. . . . . . . . . Lori Sengstock
TROD website . . . J Bogardus
General inquires. . . . . . . .
Membership . . . .
Newsletter Editor . .
TROD Yahoo Group .. . Tim Cummings