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.