Please welcome to the staff of Healing with Horses Ranch our new Program Director, Lori Seeds-Martin and our new Equine Manager, Sarah Shilhavy.
In addition, we officially have 4 instructors-in-training, Crystal Merkel, Davina Merkel, Sarah Shilhavy, and Libby Hallett! They will be going for their certification the first week of August!
Lori will be working on program grants in collaboration with Lauren. She will also be working on assessments for each of our programs and starting a family preservation program! Eventually she will be managing all of the instructors, but since they will be needing mentoring for some period we will transition that over in the next 6 months or so. She will also be managing all aspects of programs, so volunteer coordinator and equine manager will be reporting to the program director.
Sarah is the part-time equine manager. She will be ensuring that the horses are fed 2X's per day and will be managing their health, so she will be helping the farrier and vet when needed. She will also be managing the conditioning team and conditioning of the horses as well as the documentation of all horse related items! This will be a huge time saver for me, so I am excited that Sarah has joined the team. When she becomes an instructor (in Aug) her hours will increase to full time sot hat she will also be taking some of the load of my teaching off of me!
We are establishing a solid base of support for our increasing growth with strong passionate team players! I am so excited for this opportunity and I get to work with some of the most amazing people that I have ever met!