Team MLE

Margaret Rizzo McKelvy, President & Owner

Margaret’s diverse work background has allowed her to use her skills in public relations, event planning and business development to build MLE from the ground up. What started as a “one woman show” in her studio apartment has grown to a team of seven professionals on staff, and additional specialized consultants, working together to not only build a better business, but to more importantly, build better businesses for our clients.

Margaret’s resumé includes positions with the Practical Horseman national magazine, The Equiery publication and service, the Maryland Horse Council legislative and trade association, and the Georgetown Preparatory School, among others. A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, she holds B.A. degrees in Public Relations and American Studies.

Margaret also boasts an extensive career in competitive equestrian sports with a focus on eventing, which has spanned over many years. When not working or riding, she can be found spending time with her husband, Scott, enjoying all the Washington, D.C. area has to offer.

MLE Staff

Carly Easton

Carly Easton

Account Manager

Born and raised in Maryland, Carly is a recent graduate of High Point University with a B.A. in Strategic Communication and a minor in Marketing. A lifelong equestrian, she led her Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team as Captain during her sophomore and junior years of college. Carly now coaches the Junior Varsity equestrian team for her alma mater, The Academy of the Holy Cross. She gained first-hand marketing, management, and event planning experience assisting the Vice President of Communications for the Country Music Association (CMA) during the CMA awards in Nashville, TN.

Outside of work, Carly is an avid equestrian, focusing in the discipline of eventing. She has competed all over the East Coast with her longtime equine partner Cooperstown Caliber, even competing in the prestigious American Eventing Championships in 2008.

Tara Shegogue

Tara Shegogue

Account Manager &
Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Consultant

Tara, a native of Delaware, graduated from James Madison University with a B.A. in Marketing and Advertising, and holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing from Wilmington University. With a fascination for the vast world of Google, Tara focused her efforts into learning Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and is known as the “Google guru” of the office. She is also a professional photographer, having won the WeddingWire Couples Choice Award Badge each year from 2012 to the present.

A horse enthusiast, Tara has been riding and competing for over 15 years, and has even worked as a horseback trail guide on Massanutten Mountain.

Ashley Shaw

Ashley Shaw

Bookkeeper

Ashley has been a bookkeeper and accountant for more than 20 years. Her clients range from hotels and spas, to equestrian facilities and professional trainers, to restaurants and a float-trip company. Ashley works from her farm in Quinton, VA.

Besides her busy work life, Ashley is an accomplished equestrian, having competed through the second-highest level of eventing. She also stays busy trying to keep up with her teenage son, Hayden.

Sarah Poe

Sarah Poe

Web Designer & Developer

Sarah is a web designer and developer based in central Maryland. She graduated from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, and began a decade of work in writing, web content management, web development, web design, graphic design and online video production. Sarah recently received her M.A. in Publications Design with a graduate certificate in Digital Communications from the University of Baltimore.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys running, hiking and traveling—especially to coastal locations. She’s been an active equestrian since childhood and enjoys the discipline of classical dressage.

Onawa Rock

Onawa Rock

Graphic Designer

As our resident graphic designer, “Oni” works from her home office in western Maryland. She has a B.A. in Art from the University of New Mexico and an A.A. in Digital Media Design from Frederick Community College. Oni is an avid photographer and has had her images published in the books “Everyday Horsemanship” and “Everyday Trail Riding.”

When not working, Oni keeps busy with her family of husband Shaun, daughter Nakiah, and their two dogs Rocket and Alfie.

Pam Saul

Pam Saul

Business Planning Specialist

Pam has over 30 years of experience with bookkeeping and works from her home office in Howard County, Maryland. Having run her family’s Rolling Acres Farm for countless years, Pam branched out when she realized the need for knowledge and skilled bookkeeping services in the agricultural and equine industries. Pam has been deeply involved in the agricultural industry for many years and serves on many boards and organizations, including the Maryland Farm Bureau. This experience gives Pam a unique perspective on the pulse of current agricultural/equine business trends and services in the agricultural and equine industries.

When not at her desk, Pam can be found walking her new dog, Buddy, around her family’s farm while monitoring the care of the 80+ horses on their farm. She and her husband, Don, have two grown daughters, Kristina and Kimmy.