Tori has owned and managed equines and other livestock for over 35 years. She operates 4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC with her husband and is the volunteer Executive Director of Sandhills Horse Rescue. She has spent the majority of her life in career fields related to human and animal emergency services.
For almost 20-years, Tori was a 911 Emergency Telecommunicator for several county agencies and in her last job was a full-time career Captain and Training Specialist in a Public Safety E-911 (emergency communications) Center. In 2019, she had to leave the career she loved due to a life-changing medical condition. In addition to her years spent in a 911 Dispatch Center, she spent time as a certified NC REINS (North Carolina Regional Equine Information Network System) educator, certified Criminal Justice General Instructor, certified Emergency Telecommunicator Certification Instructor, certified local Communications Unit Leader (COML), an Equine Cruelty Investigations Instructor and Investigator, a small and large animal veterinary assistant/technician, equine facility manager, and Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic and volunteered with a local fire department assisting with rescue and medical calls.
She is currently a certified Fire Emergency Services Instructor, certified Chemical Immobilization Technician, a volunteer member of the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals - Field Investigations Response (ASPCA-FIR) team, an Assistant Instructor for Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue, Inc. (www.tlaer.org), a Board of Directors member for Sandhills Horse Rescue, and a member of the North Carolina Horse Council. Tori is also a member of the North Carolina Veterinary Response Corps where she can assist with local incidents and natural disasters upon request through the Emergency Programs Section of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Veterinary Division.
Tori has been training and instructing in the specialty of large animal technical emergency rescue and equine cruelty investigations since 2001. She continues to advance her education training in emergency services related fields, as well as equine and livestock management, and strives to improve upon the current large animal rescue protocols and techniques, as well as the rehabilitation and recovery of neglected and abused equines, based on the education and training she obtains.
Although she no longer plays a predominantly physical role in the business operations, she still helps keep things organized and updated and handles some of the "behind the scenes" stuff on the internet, and social media and can be seen accompanying Justin on equine transports, training courses, and other services whenever she is able.
Her life's work has revolved around emergency preparedness, emergency response, and animals. When she is not continuing her education, she enjoys spending time with her family, horses and dogs, and traveling.
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