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Meet the Team

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Hometown: Houston, TX

Favorite Food: Cheese Enchiladas

The Movie I'll Never Say No To Watching: The Princess Bride

Irrational Fear: Restaurant Buzzers

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Emily Bedow

Equine Coordinator

Emily@inspirationranch.org

Hometown: Allen, TX

Favorite Food: Tacos

Three Unusual Things That Make Me Happy:

Doing laundry (because of the smell of detergent), The extra fries at the bottom of the bag, Campfire/grill smell

I have an insatiable love for trying new restaurants

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Vice President of Development

Sandy@inspirationranch.org

Hometown: Pasadena, TX

Favorite Food: Mexican

Three Unusual Things That Make Me Happy:

Drama-free days
Chocolate

Eating Thanksgiving dinner

Irrational Fear: Bridges

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Kellie Bogardus

Equine-Assisted Learning & Academics Program Team Lead

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, CTRI

Certified Texas ELA Secondary Education Teacher

PATH Certified Mentor

Certified Horse Powered Reading Facilitator 

Kellie@inspirationranch.org

Hometown: College Station, TX

Favorite Food: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Unusual Skill: Fluent in Danish

Irrational Fear: People in costumes where you can't see their face

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Anthony Busacca

Therapeutic Riding Education Coordinator

PATH Master Level Riding Instructor, CTRI and ESMHL

Anthony@inspirationranch.org

Hometown: Arlington, Virginia

Favorite Food: Peach pie

Three unusual things that make me happy are: Visiting obscure historical sites and museums, emptying trash cans, and drinking beer with my beagle. 

As a kid, I wanted to be a cocktail lounge singer when I grew up 

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Darlene Cary

Therapeutic Riding Program Manager

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, CTRI

CHA Instructor of Riders with Disabilities, Level 3

Darlene@inspirationranch.org

Hometown: Syracuse, New York

An item on my bucket list…Ride a Thoroughbred around a race track at full speed.  The speed….the wind in my face and the only sound you hear are the hooves pounding the ground.

The movie I’ll never say no to watching is…Gladiator!!  Something about this movie makes me feel alive inside

If you could add one fictional character to your family, who would it be? It wouldn’t hurt if Iron Man was my brother….he’s funny, smart and can help if we have an alien invasion…what’s not to love

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Justine Daniel

Mental Health Program Manager

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, 
CTRI & ESMHL

Natural Lifemanship, NLC-EP

Justine@inspirationranch.org

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Favorite Food: All things breakfast

Three things that make me happy:

  1. Sleeping in a tent

  2. Days that I have no reason to check the time

  3. Black coffee

An item on my bucket list: Sky Diving in New Zealand

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Erin Derkowski
M.ED, LPC

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Olivia Doty

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, CTRI

Olivia@inspirationranch.org

Hometown: Houston, TX

Favorite Food: Cheesy Bread, or really cheese and carbs in any fashion.

3 Things That Make Me Happy: Major thunderstorms when I’m going to sleep, Long drives with an audiobook, and Hammocks

An item on my bucket list: I really, really want to bathe an elephant.

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Jessica Gieser

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, CTRI

Jessica@inspirationranch.org

Hometown: Ramona, California  

Favorite Food: Mac and cheese 

Where do you fall in the birth order/how many siblings do you have? 4th of 8 

Three unusual things that make me happy are…. Boy band music, the smell of leather, parking spots next to the cart return.

An item on my bucket list…  

See the Chincoteague ponies swim from Assateague Island.   

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Sheila Greaver

Graphic Design Coordinator

Sheila@inspirationranch.org

Hometown: Newville, PA

Endorphin Triggers: Antiquing, Art Fair, Decorating Cakes

Irrational Fear: Running out of water. I carry multiple bottles of H20 at all times.

Recent Discovery: My gray hairs do not look like highlights.

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Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO 

Three unusual things that make me happy are: Finding the perfect emoji/Bitmoji for the occasion, Trip planning to a new destination, and New episodes of My Favorite Murder podcast

I have an insatiable love for The Great British Baking Show 

If you could add one fictional character to your family, who would it be? 100% - David Rose from Schitt’s Creek 

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Branden Kline

Equine Ranch Hand

Hometown: Jefferson Station, NY

Favorite Food: White pizza with bacon, onions, and extra cheese

Three Unusual Things That Make Me Happy: 

1. My Little Pony

2. Soft Blankets

3. Plush Toys

Unusual Skill: Synchronizing the right music with video

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Hometown: Houston

Favorite Food: BBQ

Where Do You Fall In The Birth Order/How Many Siblings Do You Have?: I’m the third child, the youngest

Three Unusual Things That Make Me Happy Are:

Animals, being in nature, & fantasy video games.

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Virgil Maier

Senior Ranch Hand

Virgil@inspirationranch.org

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Cole Moxley

Property & Compliance Manager

Cole@inspirationranch.org

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL

If I could pick a superpower it would be: Moving things with my mind, because getting out of bed to turn off the lights is the worst.

As a kid, I wanted to be: A paleontologist 

If I had a boat, I’d name it: The Kales

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Noel Plutto

PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, CTRI Noel@inspirationranch.org

Hometown: Bloomsburg, PA

3 Unusual Things That Make Me Happy:

1. Brushing my dogs' teeth

2. Dragonfly landing on me

3. Mud between my toes

Movie I'll never say no to: Pitch Perfect

Favorite Food: Yellow Curry from Ploy Thai

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Lily

Ranch Cat

Sponsored by: The Village Vet

Hometown: The Woodlands, TX

Favorite Food: Catnip

Interesting Fact: Despite being a full-time resident of Inspiration Ranch, Lily has yet to work one billable hour.

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Keith O'Connor

M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech Pathologist

Info@InspirationRanch.org

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Jennifer Orms

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteering@inspirationranch.org

Hometown:  Grand Forks, ND

Favorite Food:  Oddly salads 

I am an aspiring Yogi.  I am studying to get my certification.  Namaste.  

Worst fad you participated in: Does anyone of a certain age remember pinning the cuffs of your jeans together with safety pins?  Basically, making now what we call skinny jeans?  The higher you started pinning, the more daring you were.  And colored safety pins, total envy!  

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Mallory Scott

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Brandy

Marketing, Communications, and Development Coordinator 

Denim & Diamonds Gala Coordinator

Brandy@inspirationranch.org

Hometown:  Boise, Idaho

Favorite Food: Japanese curry

If I had a boat, I'd name it: Semper Salty

The movie I'll never say no to:  Devil Wears Prada

Interesting Fact:  I have lived on three continents

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