A “Thought Pioneer”, Intuitive Scientist and an Eclectic Entrepreneur
Founded Equines LTD to address business and marketing needs in the horse industry & EcoVision Associates in the early 1980s after 6 years of working as a reclamation and wildlife specialist/project manager in the mining and resource management sector. In the mid 1980s I founded the Whole Horse Institute and the Institute of Integrated Sciences providing consulting and education primarily in the horse, natural resource and mental health care industries.
Researching how exercise, diets and domestication affects stress in horses I developed a line of stress management products for horses including the Natural Vibration line of magnetic therapy licensing rights to Toklat Originals. Addressing a natural non drug way to manage emotional stress in horses, people and pets I researched and developed a line of behavioral management essences. and aromatherapy products for Toklat Originals and Mystic Horse. Years of teaching holistic health integrating Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy, Energy Medicine, and other modalities has allowed me to help people and animals on many levels. Over a thousand case studies of treating emotional and behavioral issues lead to the development of the Mystic Horse line of vibrational remedies. (www.mystichorse.com)
An Author, Speaker, and Multimedia Producer .
Publishing numerous articles and papers since 1976 on topics from wild horse management, and equine behavior to community development and leadership development, , I have lost count of all the magazines, journals, and conferences. Have made the cover of several magazines in the US and Europe and have been honored to be one of the top billed speakers at international conferences in horses (Equitana), tourism (ITEX) and health. I have been both ‘talent ” and producer as well as consultant on a number of videos, films and TV productions. Have 3 books published with 2 in German. More books are in process. Produced one of the first horse videos in 1984 – “The Art of Buying a Horse” , followed by “Think Like a Horse” in 1990, “Herbs and Aromatherapy for Horses”, “My Space, Your Space-Understanding Horse Culture” and “Wild Horses-Understanding the Natural Lives of Horses” and a number of audio Cds including Enchanted Kinship – a guided meditation for self awareness and balance.
I started a number of social media communities to bring people together in niched areas such as equine behavior, horseowmen, interspecies connections, catalysts for consciousness, and others. I have been one of the top contributors on LinkedIn facilitating several groups in cross-disciplines and topics and manage a number of facebook groups.
A Facilitator, Retreat Leader and Organizational/Leadership Development Consultant
The HeartMind SPEAK techniques were well tested on small and large businesses since the mid 80s. I have facilitated groups such as the Western Washington BLM RAC (Resource Advisory), numerous task forces, meetings, and trainings, as well as guided the start up or OD of s such non-profits as JustWorld International, ISPMB or IAATH as organizations. I have conducted numerous retreats from Hawaii to Colorado to Florida for private groups as well as collaborating with organizations such as Women’s Quest. Developing and guiding leadership training with governments, businesses, non-profits and individuals, and youth.
An Ecologist & Community Developer with a Marketing Focus
Nature is a creative force who communicates constantly for the benefit of the whole. Since 1980 I have marketed “nature” to business, developing collaborative partnerships between businesses, non-profits, governments and community groups to solve environmental conflicts. I have been involved in more than 50 collaborative processes, including rafting ordinances, BMPs,, defining community visions and conducting strategic community plans. Projects such as developing a rest rotations system for tourists at Hanauma Bay, HI, to drafting and passing a “Stewardship Ordinance” making development easier for those who improve nature in Clark County, WA demonstrate how I have worked collaboratively. Always looking for innovative people, I have worked across disciplines helping to protect nature and equestrian communities through creative ideas and marketing strategies.
A Wild Horse Expert and Applied Equine and Human Behavioral Therapist
Living my passion I have studied wild horses throughout the Western US, since 1973, serving on the Wild Horse & Burro Advisory Board (1990-1992),, being hired as an “expert witness” on equine behavior cases and assisting thousands of people and horses over the last 35 years. With a focus on education, I continue to blend my work with horses and humans to bring balance and happiness to both species through private coaching, consultations, writing, speeking and clinics,