I am a Certified Equine Specialist in Las Vegas, Nevada. Originally from Houston, Texas, I moved to Las Vegas in 1997. Since then, I have been a local horse trainer and riding instructor, teaching all ages, beginner through advanced lessons, English and Western. In 2012, I became certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) through Greg Kersten and the OK Corral Seminar Series. For 6 years, I practiced EAP part time. In 2018, I started Tranquility Ranch Equine Assisted Therapy, LLC in order to pursue EAP full-time. Tranquility Ranch, also known as TREAT, has grown steadily for the last four years encompassing working with Youth, First Responders, Active Military, Route 91 victims and survivors, and more. I find EAP very rewarding work.
In 2021, two of my therapists and I became certified to offer Equine Assisted EMDR using the EquiLateral Protocol. We have seen fantastic results using this protocol to work with those affected by complex trauma.
Through TREAT, I also offer Equine Assisted Team Building and Leadership Training.
When I am not out with the horses, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and my other animals.