Program Director, Instructor
Instructor Certification(s) and date(s) earned: Certified through PATH Intl. and the Council for Education and Certification in Therapeutic Horsemanship.
Year started at GMTRC: 2021
Other TRC experience: I’ve instructed and worked with various programs throughout central Pennsylvania for close to 10 years!
What did you grow up (city/state): Lebanon, PA
Education: B.S. in Equine/Equestrian Studies and Equine Facilitated Therapeutics from Wilson College
Name of horse(s) you own and/or ride on a regular basis: Marcus, a 14yr old quarter horse cross. Partners for the last 6 years!
What do you like best about teaching therapeutic riding and what does it mean to you? I love the Journey! Everything we do plays a part in the journey of our students, their families and support teams, the horses, the volunteers, staff, and ultimately, the program as a whole. For everyone to work together for the betterment of the whole and to see the positive impact it has on each of the individual parts is the most rewarding experience I could ever ask for!
A few interesting facts about yourself: I love summertime, travelling, hiking, reading, and being outdoors! I also appreciate any opportunity to continue learning and building on my skills as a horseman and instructor.
Family: I currently live in Manheim with my husband Josh and our dog Ryker.