"Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls - they give us HOPE!" Toni Robinson
Mary Harvey received her Master's of Science degree in Adult Education with a concentration in Human Services from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville in 2010. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. A lifelong animal lover, Mary discovered "horse power" while traversing her own journey of revocery. She has worked in private practice and currently manages a specilized team providing crisis services to intellectually and/or developmetally disabled citizens of Milwaukee County. Mary has been certified in the EAGALA model of equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning since 2013 and serves as the team's mental health professional.
Jennifer Pape has over 20 years experience with horses. She is the founder and executive director of Willow Creek Ranch, a therapeutic riding center for children and adults with special needs. She has experience working with variying degrees of autism, traumatic brain injury, and other types of cognitive and physical challenges. Jennifer is a PATH certified therapeutic riding instructor and has been EAGALA certified since 2014. She serves as the team's equine specialist.