Meet The Team

We come to work every day because we enjoy helping horses and people feel better.

At ThinLine, we believe both horse and rider get to be comfortable.  It is our mission to create products that do that. We are passionate about every product we make.


Elaine Lockhead Castelao
of visions large and small)

Elaine is the visionary of ThinLine. She has dedicated her life to the comfort of horses and their riders while simultaneously creating a channel for others to bring great ideas to the marketplace.
Greatest achievement: The culture and closeness of the ThinLine team.


Photos: Elaine and her child, Skyler. Right: Elaine & her horse Uri.                                            

Lisa Beam Rose
(The Voice of Reason)

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Lisa handles customer questions, manages wholesale accounts, and coordinates all shipping and logistics. She has recently found a love for and hidden talent in creating some of our email campaigns.  Lisa has been with ThinLine from the beginning!

She loves God, her family, horses, and Team ThinLine.   



Berit Brown
Customer Care

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Berit has 3 beautiful boys and a wonderful husband. They have a menagerie of pets that include: a mini horse, a couple of goats, a couple of dogs, a couple of cats, and ThunderClaw the hamster.  

Berit loves matching horses and riders with the ThinLine items to keep them comfortable and performing at their best! Quick to answer your phone calls, social media questions, and emails, she also does her best to keep us on weekly meeting schedules. At times we are like herding ducks. She manages us with grace and kindness.




Tony Phillips,

Sales Director





Tony has been a professional horseman for over three decades, focusing on promoting and breeding Irish Draught and Irish Sport Horses, with experience in a variety of disciplines. He brings his extensive knowledge and experience to his position at ThinLine. 


Tony looks forward to increasing support for our retailers.  


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Sarah, Tony, Gracie, Devon, Julian & Oliver










Steven & Ellen Parker

Owners of EquiSew Inc.

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Steve & Ellen met in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, where both were involved in the Custom/Trophy Saddle industry. Ellen was carving and tooling leather while Steve designed and built saddles. After moving to North Carolina, they managed a company that built braces, prosthetic limb parts, and therapeutic aids to assist disabled people in completing their activities of Daily Living. 

In 2012 they began building some products for ThinLine and in 2018, opened EquiSew Inc., which exclusively manufactures ThinLine products.

They have 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 3 dogs, and a parrot!

“We are humbled by the opportunity to work with ThinLine to develop and manufacture their incredible products and we are blessed to have amazingly talented employees who enable us to do this!”

Geraldine Nardi

(Equisew Inc.)

Geri joined Equisew in early 2019. She really enjoys sewing and loves being part of the awesome team of folks that create, develop, and assemble the Thinline products that benefit horses and their people all over the world! She has two wonderful daughters and is a pig mom to two chunky spunky Pot Bellies. 

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Stefani Spence

(Equisew Inc.)

Stefani grew up riding horses in New Jersey before moving to North Carolina. In addition to sewing our great saddle pads and other products, she is also apprenticing to be a farrier!