Day job/career: Equine Professional; trainer, instructor and clinician
How did you become involved with OCL? One day while working horses at Bob and Cynthia Chapman’s home, Bob posed an interesting question, “How would you like to teach CST class?” What is that, how does it relate to horses, I wondered? Shortly thereafter, I had the pleasure of taking class with a group of local leaders. Needless to say I was hooked! Since the summer of 2014 I have been committed to facilitating class and feel honored to continue as an OCL Professor.
What is your hope for OCL? That it continues to grow, and spread throughout Colorado and the nation. I know with each class, not only do new participants get to know and understand these fresh concepts, but I too learn so very much from the many inspirational leaders I meet.
How do you most often find yourself using what you learned in CST? Some of my go-to favorite tools of CST are: treating others the way they in need to be treated and to be able to give those in the span of my care the fabulous gift of listening!
Three things that make you smile. Traveling with my boys; experiencing new cultures, tastes, customs in a variety of new lands; my four legged friends add a great deal of joy and satisfaction in my life as well.
Your idea of a great day. Sleep in past 6:00, stretch, meditate, get outdoors with some hiking, biking, paddling, followed by a big yummy breakfast. Stay and play outside with friends, get some gardening in and finish with a gathering of friends and family to enjoy a great meal and a bit of vino.