Teaching has been a passion of mine most of my adult life. In 1996 I graduated from WWU in Bellingham, WA with a BA in Education, 2 years later I earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I taught in a variety of programs with a wide range of ages for the next 12 years. I loved the challenge teaching presented. In 2005, my passion for horses and for teaching collided during a demonstration of horsemanship in Yakima, WA that fit what I'd always wanted to do with horses. I was sitting in the stands at a Parelli Tour Stop - it was the first time I'd seen Pat and Linda Parelli and I knew my future would change. And change it did.
Four years later in 2009, I was on my way to Ocala, Florida where I planned to spend my summer in an externship at the Parelli Campus. Two months later, I had quit my teaching job and dedicated myself full time to the pursuit of excellence in horsemanship and becoming a professional in the Parelli program.
In the years since that summer, my husband Brett and I have participated in just about every area you could within the Parelli organization. I've worked directly with Pat and Linda, helped teach courses on the ranch, filmed DVDs as a part of the media team, worked to develop the eLearning program on Parelli Connect, and through all of the experiences had my horsemanship study at the forefront.
The last years have been a gift. I've learned so much and am passionate about sharing my knowledge with others. I would love the opportunity to help you on your journey!