Mary is the executive director of Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship in Scottsdale. She and her husband live in a small apartment at the the Camelot ranch. Her focus and her life is improving the lives of the disabled by teaching them to ride a horse. Controling a 1000 plus pound animal makes a marked improvement in a person's self esteem. Camelot does not charge for its services. Mary spends her days instructing and then handles the duties of an executive director in her "free time." Recently, one of her horses suffered a leg injury that required several surgeries and daily care back at the ranch. Mary stayed with the horse at the vets, slept near the horse back at the ranch and would not go far until the horse recovered. Such devotion is unheard of. Mary's face lights up when she is teaching; nothing is more important to her that helping her students. She appreciates everything, small or large, that is done for her or given to her. A more gracious person you will not find. Mary was a successful financial analyst before being bitten by the horse therapy bug. I met Mary when I volunteered to build a wheel-chair accessible garden at Camelot. I was so struck by her unpretentious and modest personality. She carries a great weight on her shoulders and holds great responsibility but never complains or criticizes. I am honored to call Mary Hadsall my friend. She is a very deserving person. She has given so much of her life to a worthwhile cause and she deserves so much in return.