Meet Our Staff

Tammy Zarbock

Anesthesia Technician

Tammy worked at Cave Creek Equine Surgical Center from 2000 to 2007 and re-joined the staff in January of 2011. Her favorite part of the job is performing anesthesia. She likes working with a wide variety of horses with different conditions, and seeing them return to performing. In her spare time she works with her father helping him manage Arizona MD Barn Company. She enjoys riding, traveling, scuba diving, going to movies, and spending time with her new dog ‘Butterbean’. She is most proud of getting her bachelor’s degree from ASU and the experiences she has had with horses in her life. She currently has 2 pets: ‘Magik’ her horse, and ‘Halle Berry Butterbean’ her English Bulldog.

Rudi Rojo

Equine Technician

Rudi came to Cave Creek Equine in March of 2013. Rudi does an amazing job of keeping the grounds and hospital in tip-top shape. Rudi also helps with the horses in the hospital and enjoys learning about them and the medical problems they have. When Rudi is not at work his passion is playing soccer and he greatly enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He has two dogs, Rambo a Rottweiler and Ojito a Chihuahua (Ojito means ‘little eyes’). His versatility has been a great addition to Cave Creek Equine.

Allison Freeman

Anesthesia Technician

Allison loves working with horses and joined Cave Creek Equine in 2019 as an anesthesia technician. Allison is an enthusiastic polo player, represents AZ in the annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships and loves to compete against other clubs in neighboring states. She also runs a teaching program in Northern Phoenix close to our clinic for children who want to learn to ride and play polo. Allison has two beautiful boys and a menagerie of pets including a number of horses, dogs, and cats.

Brooklyn Nicolosi

Anesthesia Technician

Brooklyn is originally from Lake Tahoe, California and grew up in her family’s horse and carriage business. She joined Cave Creek Equine in Spring of 2019, after receiving her Associates Degree in Equine Science at Scottsdale Community College. After exploring the emergency and reproduction fields, Brooklyn has found her spot here as one of our anesthesia technicians. In her free time, she hangs out with friends and family, loves to go country dancing and going on adventures.

Bailie Van Leuven

Veterinarian Technician

Bailie joined Cave Creek Equine as a veterinary technician in 2019. She is originally from Sheridan, Wyoming, where she developed a passion for horses while working for her family’s boarding facility. In 2014, Bailie graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors Degree in Equine science. After graduating, she spend several years managing an Equine Reproduction Facility before moving to Arizona. In her spare time, Bailie loves riding her reining mare, KP, spending time with her dogs, Tru and Marilyn, and watching Jurassic Park.

Lisa Griffith

Administrative Staff

Lisa was born in Michigan and grew up in Washington State. During the summers, she would spend many months on her parent’s ranch in Montana, where her love for horses arose. After getting married to her husband Mark, they packed up and moved to Arizona with their children never to look back. Lisa started with Cave Creek Equine as an office manager in 2018. With four horses (Addie, Fancy, Dallas and Cheyanne), three dogs (Ava, Annie, and Avery), six cats and too many chickens to count, every day begins and ends with unconditional love for their animals. When Lisa is not working, she mostly spends her time with her friends and family. You can find her and her husband on the riding trails most mornings.

Anica Reddick

Marketing Consultant

Anica Reddick is self-professed horse enthusiast and a long-time member of the Arizona Quarter Horse Association (AQHA). She has owned and shown Quarter Horses for over 30 years and is currently showing in AQHA events. Anica also serves on the Board of Directors for the AQHA and also works in advertising for the Arizona Equine Resource Guide. Anica and her husband live in North Phoenix and have 7 horses and 3 dogs. Her background in retail management, marketing, and involvement in the horse community brings invaluable resource to Cave Creek Equine.

John Mariano

Barn Staff

John, originally from Worcester, Massachusetts, joined the clinic in January 2016 to help with barn management and technician assistance. He graduated trade school for auto-mechanics and worked in carpentry and framed houses for the family business. John and his wife Alice moved to Arizona in 1992. They have 2 children, Jodi and John, and 3 grandchildren, Taylor, Brianna, Kylie. John and Alice also have 7 horses, 4 goats, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 birds, 2 miniature horses and 1 burro on their property, all of which are rescues.