WindWalkers Staff

GG and apompeiiGabrielle Greeves – Executive Director- Gabrielle is a recognized veteran in the field of non-profits who brings 20+ years of experience in youth development, fundraising, administration, marketing and finance to WindWalkers.  She offers a strong track record in consulting on variety of issues. She is a former principle on the MAN UP Campaign that create a strong platform for eradicating violence against women- giving voice to the voiceless- in 24 countries. Gabrielle supports the daily administration, grant writing, fund raising events, public relations and name exposure on behalf of WW.

Beth Gusick – Program Director and PATH, Intl Certified Instructor- Beth began riding at 6 and rode as a Pony Club member until she was 21. In 1995 she spent tOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAhe summer working at a therapeutic riding center and has been hooked on therapeutic riding ever since! She became a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship registered instructor in 1996 and an PATH Advanced Instructor in 2002. She began her career at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC) in Boulder where she worked for 5 years; then she moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where she worked for a small, growing center for 7 years. Beth returned to CTRC in 2006 where she was the Program Coordinator and Head of Instructors. Beth has been with WindWalkers since September of 2008 and has aided us in becoming a highly regarded therapeutic center.

MaryJane Nunes – Herd Manager. A Philadelphia native, Mary Jane spent her youth playing with her pony, and helping with the many chores involved in running her MJfamily’s stable.  A member of the United States Pony Club, she continued to expand her knowledge base of the many aspects of horsemanship, including Equine Assisted Therapy.  She often volunteered, with her sisters, at the local Equine Assisted Therapy Center.Mary Jane graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Child and Family Studies. Her special interest was focused on the “Latch-Key Kids”.  And, although the winters in Upstate New York are long and cold, she was able to continue her passion to ride, even earning college credit for it!Close to a decade was then spent working for a Real Estate Development Company in both Philadelphia and Boston.  In 2005, Mary Jane and her family moved to Colorado, her daughter then 5 years old, and son, barely walking at 1!  In 2007, she began her volunteer years with WindWalkers, added Nick at Nite to the team in 2010, and has been with us ever since

Katy Parr, CVT – Volunteer Coordinator/Herd Assistant/Instructor (beginner Horsemanship) and Equine Specialist (in-training)Katy was a former Board member that now lLPends her many skills to the health of the herd as well as recruiting/managing WW volunteers. Katy works closely with Beth coordinating the client schedule, volunteers needed for sessions, and communicating with families, volunteers and staff when there are schedule changes. She is also a trusted Vet Tech and English riding instructor.

 

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Independent Contractors/PT:

Karen Gerbaz- RN- offers counseling services and currently employed at Youth Recovery Center- Aspen Valley Hospital.

Belinda Bromwell, MS, PT- Self Employed

Julie Martin, MA LPC –Self employed- also EAGALA Certified.

Jill Gruenberg J.D., PT Instructor (PATH certified) and Interim, Executive Director, RESPONSE