I received my PATH instructor certification in 2001 and began teaching therapy classes at RMRT in January 2004. I teach classes on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; however, I am at the barn almost daily as my horse Tucker lives there (check out our Horses tab, he’s the really handsome Palomino!)
Besides my full-time job being a mother of two, I am a certified respite care provider for the Autism Society and volunteer as a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for Voices for Children.
I received my NARHA certification in 2009 and try to incorporate my experiences as a public school teacher, parent, and riding instructor into my therapeutic horseback riding instruction at RMRT.
I love to ski and hike with my husband and two daughters, and have two Quarter horses, Buddy and Scout.
I started as an occupational therapist in 1998, and have been using horses as a therapy partner part-time form the beginning. I also specialized in early intervention (birth to 3-year-olds) for 14 years, and joined the team at Colorado Outreach Project, a non-profit therapeutic preschool in 2012.
I joined RMRT in 2001 and assumed the role of program director/board president as well in 2006. I am currently at the barn on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
I am also the mother of 2 children, Forrest and Megan.
I was born and raised in Colorado
I have lived in Boulder since 1970
I joined RMRT in March of 2005
I became a PATH International instructor in 2007 and an ESMHL in 2014
I served in the US Peace Corps from 2010 to 2012
I was a victim advocate for the Boulder Police Dept. for 8 years
I am a mother of 2, grandmother of 4 and great-grandmother of 1
My first taste of the therapeutic riding industry was as a summer intern for Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center in 2011. I attended the University of Wyoming, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Animal and Veterinary Science. After, I moved to Kentucky for an internship working with Thoroughbreds in the Lexington area. In Kentucky, I also completed my instructor training/certification program through Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. I received my PATH instructor certification in 2013 and have worked with therapeutic riding centers in Kentucky and California. I plan to continue my higher education her in Colorado, pursuing a Masters in Teaching.
I am very excited to be a part of the RMRT team. As the Program Manager, I am here to help with program organization and updating policies and procedures, help with lessons, teach and many other tasks.
I’ve always had a passion for animals and helping others; therapeutic riding has been the perfect combination of these passions!
RMRT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit therapeutic horseback riding program located in south Boulder. Our program relies heavily upon volunteers and donations to provide our services to our riders at a reasonable cost and to keep our special horses happy and healthy.
Being around horses positively affects people. Riding can improve strength, balance, postural control, muscle tone, coordination, sensory processing, speech, motor development, cognitive development, confidence and emotional well being, among other things.