With over 18 years of professional experience in the equine field, Elevation Equitation draws from broad interests and leadership roles.


ACHIEVEMENtS

  • Graduate Certificate in Equine Assisted Mental Health Practitioner from the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at University of Denver
    • Rigorous Curriculum in: Theory, Facilitation Methods, Equine Behavior and Training, Risk Management and Sustainable Business Practice
  • Instructed Over 95 Diverse Riders
    • Hunter, Dressage and Western
    • Advanced Riders and Riders with Emotional/Physical/Cognitive Challenges
    • Three PATH Intl. Premier-Accredited Centers
  • Equine Specialist for Equine-Facilitated Therapy
    • Mounted and Ground Sessions
    • Clients with Broad Behavioral Health Treatment Goals
  • Mentoring Therapeutic Riding Instructors-in-Training
    • 100% Pass Rate of 11 Instructors
  • Equine Philanthropy
    • National Parks Service Mule Caretaker
  • Management Roles at Maryland Therapeutic Riding
    • Acting Program Director for 90 Riders a Week
    • Volunteer Manager for 350 Volunteers
    • Facility Manager (tractoring, pasture management, harrowing)
    • Mentor Instructor
    • Caretaker (24/7 on-call care of herd)
  • Merits in Equine-Assisted Therapy
    • Awarded Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship at 2016 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting
  • Leadership in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies
    • Vice President of Maryland Council of Equestrian Therapies
  • Equestrian Background
    • Competed in A-Rated Hunter Horse Shows
    • Equestrian 4-H Member
    • Began Volunteering in Equine-Assisted Activities in 1998