Our Team

 

 

 

Katherine Licence – Executive Director

Kat has been involved with horses since she was very young. The therapeutic value that equines provided her as a child motivated her involvement as a volunteer and eventually chose a career as the director of a therapeutic riding center. She is thrilled to be a part of this great program that helps improve the experiences of participants through the interactions of horses.

 

Sally Conrad – PATH Intl. Certified Instructor

Sally has over 30 years of teaching experience in many different fields including dance, music and horseback riding. Her love of teaching and passion for riding brought her to volunteer at a therapeutic riding center and eventually lead to her instructor certification from PATH Intl. Now she teaches riders of all ages and abilities to connect with their horses and build their skills as a rider. 

To learn more: PATH International

 

 

Leslie Hayden, P.T., Pediatric Physical Therapist 

Leslie has been a pediatric physical therapist for 30 years. She became involved with our therapeutic riding program 2 years ago when her son started riding. Leslie witnessed the powerful connection between horse and rider and the amazing things that can be accomplished using the horse as a dynamic platform for movement. She has completed trainings with the AHA in utilizing equine movement as part of a her physical therapy tool box.

 

 

Mitch Barnes – Two Bear Ranch Manager 

Mitch has been a cowboy his whole life. He spent his early years starting colts, rodeoing and ranching which has given him his vast experience of equine management as well pasture and property management.  Mitch oversees the entire ranch and keeps it running like a well oiled machine. We couldn’t do what we do without this guy and we are grateful every day for him.

 

 

Tyler Barnes – Assistant Ranch Manager

Tyler is the handy man of the ranch and is commonly found in the shop welding, building and fixing the never ending supply of projects you find at a ranch. He keeps the roads plowed in the winter and hays during the summer. He is a gem that keeps our facility safe and user friendly. 

 

 

Briggs Hayes – Two Bear Shop Foreman 

Briggs is our “can fix anything” shop foreman. He keeps all of the equipment at the ranch in tip top condition and helps out wherever he can. From a run down four-wheeler to a new baler tractor, this guy can fix it.