Founder and Director
I have been fortunate enough to combine my lifetime love for horses with my passion for helping people with many of life challenges. I received my Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2001.
Not long after, I founded A Horse Connection, in the Hudson Valley of New York. During those almost twenty years, A Horse Connection helped of hundreds clients from age 2 to 102 years old. This ground breaking, effective treatment would not be possible without the help of many dedicated volunteers and many incredible horses.
I think my success in this field is based on a combination of qualities. As an Occupational Therapist, I have scientific and medical education with a tool kit filled with strategies to help people with diverse backgrounds and special needs. I have the experience of a solid horsewoman, who continues to be a student of these magnificent beings. But none of this expertise would be of value to anyone, without my natural ability to hear my clients, and see what it is that they are truly feeling, experiencing and what it is that they want to accomplish.
I go beyond the diagnosis, and see each person as an individual, who has their own learning styles. There are no cookie cutter approaches. I am able to tap into people's strengths, and help to empower my clients to find their own solutions, I have insight, compassion, patience and humor. I am very flexible and am able to adapt quickly to a variety of situations. I am supportive and provide a safe environment.
I love to collaborate with all of my clients and am fully engaged in their journey.
My entire life I have loved horses, from riding as a kid, to owning my own horses and working in barns I have always loved finding ways to be around them. Horses have such a unique ability to help people, and I love being able to follow my passion working with them in a therapeutic setting.