Change someone's life (human and furry someone)- A win for all involved
Director of Events at Crestview Country Club
Sheila Thorn, LICSW earned her M. Ed. in 2005 and MSW in 2011. Over her career as a teacher, she taught middle school and high school students a variety of subjects including, science, health, and specialized vocational and drop out prevention curricula.
Currently, she works as an psychotherapist for adolescents, adults, and families. Sheila also completed her yoga teacher training. She has developed and taught yoga classes for school teachers, students, horse riders, and for use in therapeutic sessions.
Through her combined professional and personal experience Sheila had learned first hand the importance of animal companionship. She believes pets play a vital role in al life stages and any hardships along the way. Sheila lives with her husband and their five children— two human, three feline.
Colleen Campbell has been training horses for 20 years. She completed an internship at the UVM Morgan Horse farm in 1998 and graduated from UMass Amherst in 2002 with an Equine Studies major. After college she mentored and worked with Joe Delano for 8 years.
Colleen now owns and runs Campbell Equine, where she trains horses using natural horsemanship methods, teaches people how to better understand and communicate with their equine partner and offers Horsemanship Yoga clinics. A program she developed with Sheila Thorn in 2010.
While living in Vermont for a short time from 2004-2008 she worked with dog behaviorist Christina Williamson at the North Country Animal League. While at the North Country Animal League, Colleen helped run the dog training classes and learned what it takes to run a successful rescue.
Xarina (Serena): Mobility Service Mini in Training
Xarina is a very sweet, gentle and friendly girl. She was the first baby to come up to us in the field when we went to pick out 2 foals to train for service. She has started her de-sensitizing training and is doing very well with everything we have thrown at her. She is learning how to walk and stop when the person does and how to brace to help people catch their balance. She will be used in PT and OT programs for hospitals and Physical Therapy offices.
Heroes, Horses and Hounds