“Tanner’s skillset is vast.  He is detail oriented, an amazing videographer and photographer, and impressive “out of the box” thinker.  He is constantly striving to help NL improve on the technology front.  AND he’s  wildly intuitive, relational, able to navigate conflict with kindness and honesty, and pushes all of us to continue to grow and evolve personally and professionally.  His integrity as it relates to practicing what we preach in NL is absolutely  awe-inspiring.”

  • Bettina Shultz-Jobe, NL Co-Founder and CEO

Each month, we take a moment to recognize one of our members or team members who’s made an impact in our beloved community.

For this month’s Team Member Spotlight, we’re excited to highlight Tanner Jobe, our Director of Equine Professional (EP) Development & Director of Media, who has spent much of his life immersed in the Natural Lifemanship model.

Learn more about Tanner’s journey, including how he started learning the NL principles and became one of our team’s core staff members.

A lifetime of loving and working with horses

Growing up in a family of ranchers, Tanner was around horses most of his life. In his early years, he learned to train horses with his dad, Tim Jobe, and to do what he calls “Texas cowboy ranch stuff.” 🙂

After college, Tanner moved to Austin after leaving a job in the film industry. At that time, Tim and Bettina were working at Spirit Reins and this was where he first encountered Natural Lifemanship. He started working with the principles of NL while photographing and filming NL trainings.

Tanner started doing some training with Tim and Bettina around 2012, but it wasn’t until 2015 that he began working for Natural Lifemanship full time.

“Working with horses and seeing students make progress in Natural Lifemanship are some of the most rewarding parts of my work,” Tanner said. “It’s a constant learning and improvement process. I’m still making the shift – in some ways, we all are.”

Thoughts About Natural Lifemanship

We asked Tanner a few questions about his experience with Natural Lifemanship. Here’s what he had to say.

What do you wish everyone in our industry knew about Natural Lifemanship?

“I wish people understood that everything we do is an exploration process. We are constantly learning and growing and it’s a messy process. The ability to be intentional about the relationships we are having with everything around us is where our true power lies. Our specialization in the horse/human relationship is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much more potential here.

What are you looking forward to in the future as a member of the Natural Lifemanship team?

“Having a place at NL Headquarters and a herd of horses means I can do more in-depth work. Not just with the horses, but with the people and the environment, too. I look forward to having more in-person opportunities to work with people. That’s really fun.”

If you were going to give advice to anyone who hasn’t heard of NL to tell them why NL is so useful and meaningful, what would you tell them?

“One of the most useful pieces of NL is that it opens a door for us to be really intentional about our way of being in the world and how we interact with every single thing, in every moment. It starts us down a path where we can create this wave, this kind of chain reaction in the world – and that has a lot of meaning to me.”

We’re so grateful to have Tanner as a member of the NL leadership team. Thank you, Tanner, for all you do!

If you are interested in joining our membership community, we would love to welcome you. Learn more at naturallifemanship.com/memberships.