I grew up in Minnesota, graduated from the University of Minnesota in psychology and drama and finished with a Masters in teaching.  I wanted to work with children using stories in three settings: educational story theatre, psychological play therapy and with Children’s Television Workshop (which created Sesame Street).  I also became trained as a spiritual director, received certification as an executive life coach, and was commissioned as a  crisis caregiving Stephen Minister.
Therapeutic horse back riding has been our son’s primary therapy for over 30 years. He was born with severe autism, intellectual delays and speech aphasia.  All my life I’ve wanted to learn to ride with my heart. Through  a series of lovely circumstances we found Five Horses Ranch & met Shannon.  She embraced us both with her tender & gifted spirit & undertook the challenge of making a way to give us the joy of riding together, in a class she adapted just for us!  The result has been a gift beyond measure for each of us.
I look forward to meeting each of you in the tranquil & rich haven Shannon offers to us all when she welcomes us to her beloved ranch home.