TK is the Founder and Managing Partner at Wasabi Ventures Stables. His job is to steer the business and horse racing aspects of the operation working closely with both the business and racing sides of the operation. It has been his life long dream to build a world class racing stable. Since hearing the stories of his great grandfather about the racing business in the 50s and 60s, he has romantically dreamt of making a stable a reality. After a long professional career in the startup world where in his 25 years of startup activity, he has been a part of over 1,500 rounds of financing as an investor, founder, or adviser, he decided to bring a lot of that experience to the racing industry.
Michele Pesula Kuegler is a lifelong fan of all animals, especially those who enjoy a scratch and a treat. Professionally, she has spent the past decade or so in the startup world, as a founder, blogger, and program director. Her role at WV Stables nicely combines her passion for animals with her skills in social media, community building, and networking. If you see her near our barns, be sure to ask her for a peppermint. She’s certain to have a pocketful to share with her equine friends.
Tamarie is a former Air Force brat, who moved all over the country including Hawaii. Since 1980 she has been settled, educated, married and raised a family in New Hampshire. Tamarie has 30+ years of accounting experience in the NH area. Her vast range of work experience includes everything from general contractors to real estate developers to law firms to accounting firms to governmental agencies to real estate brokers to venture capitalists to start-ups. She works for companies she likes that have both ethics and integrity. Tamarie prefers working with smaller entrepreneurs due to the hands-on, creativity and general excitement of a new company.
Ron has been working professionally in Software and Internet businesses for over 25 years. Whether it is helping to design and scale large enterprise websites, leading development teams to create database middleware solutions or participating on teams to deliver state-of-the-art mobile applications, Ron’s passion for building world-class software is undeniable. As the Director of Engineering Innovation at Alumni Ventures Group (AVG), Ron oversees the design... Over the past several summers, Ron has guided high school students in summer internship programs helping them to unlock the magic that coding and engineering have to offer. Ron enjoys traveling with his family, a round of golf with his sons, and coaching football. After years of listening to TK talk about horses and horse racing, he became interested in and now enjoys the claiming and handicapping aspects of the sport.
George Adams is principal at Housatonic Bloodstock. George worked for Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey while he attended Williams College, then prepped sales yearlings and groomed stallions at the famed Claiborne Farm in Kentucky before enrolling in law school at Boston College and practicing as a corporate attorney. George returned to the equine industry in 2012 and worked at Country Life Farm in Maryland until late 2015, where he researched pedigrees, helped to plan matings, and identified racing and broodmare prospects at the sales. Among the horses picked out by George at the sales were If Not For Her, a $25,000 yearling purchase who went on to become a stakes-placed winner of $123,590 before re-selling as a broodmare prospect for $135,000, and Baby Love, a $24,000 broodmare purchase while carrying the stakes winner/Grade 3-placed Bonus Points in utero. George now concentrates all his energies exclusively on Housatonic Bloodstock. Housatonic Bloodstock LLC offers a range of services to Thoroughbred owners and breeders, including pedigree analysis and mating recommendations, as well as assistance identifying and inspecting potential purchases at auction. Housatonic Bloodstock has been involved in buying, selling and breeding race horses since 2014. The name Housatonic is taken from a river that flows through Western Massachusetts, where George grew up. He now lives in Baltimore with his wife and two small children.
A lifelong animal lover, Ron Spatz's first job in racing was walking hots for a dollar apiece while in college. Thereafter, he worked his way up the ladder, as a groom for trainers, Bud Lepman and Jimmy Crall, and then as an assistant to Greg Sanders. He's been training for 25+ years. Ron's stakes winners include: SNAZZLE DAZZLE, CARTERISTA, CAT ON TOUR, EXPLOSIVE JEFF, A REAL ZIPPER, NOBLE ROBYN, FINAL APPROVAL, NAKED ROYALTY, and MOUNTAIN FORUM. He lives in Plantation, Florida.
Adam was born in Buffalo, New York, and moved to Gainesville, Florida, in 1981. He completed his studies at the University of Florida in 1985, earning a BS from the Department of Animal Sciences. Major areas of study included equine reproduction and physiology, and equine nutrition. In 1986 he began his work at T-Square Stud as a night watchman in the mare barn during foaling season. Over the next 20 years, he managed 8 stallions, foaled 1200 mares, performed extensive sales work, as both consignor and purchasing agent at most major US venues and in Canada. He has broken/trained more than 1000 young horses over the past two decades. He has graduated 3 millionaires, 13 Graded Winners and over 50 Stakes Winners. He is currently the “resident/owner” of T-Square Stud. With his lovely wife Suzette, a principal at a local elementary school, they operate a full service farm where they board mares/foals, weanlings, yearlings and lay-ups. Their training operation, just 4 miles from the main farm, boasts a fully lit, 1-mile main dirt track, a 7/8 turf course, an equine lap pool, a natural swimming pond, turn out paddocks, and the safety of all wood barns.