Our Human Team

Adaptive Horsemanship

Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors meets monthly, or more frequently as needed, to review the status of classes, finances, horses and other matters. Board members include those with a passion for horses and transforming the lives of veterans, at-risk youth and special needs individuals. If you are interested in joining the Board, you can call us at 970-443-5124 or allow us to contact you by visiting our Contact page.

2021 Board of Directors:
President – Mike Doyle
Vice President – Roger Cornett
Treasurer – Sharon Pinsker
Additional Board Members – Teres Lambert, Shannon Miller, Jill Doyle

Our Staff

Jessie Butler

Program Manager & Certified Instructor (CSU Class Coordinator)


Jessie is a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) and also holds an instructor certification from the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA). Jessie has a degree in Animal Science from Montana State University. She loves teaching so much, she spends her weeks going back and forth between 3 different barns teaching lessons! Each day, she is eager to embrace a new opportunity to learn from her students, horses, and co-workers!

Mandy Culver

Volunteer Coordinator & Certified Instructor


Mandy is a Northern Colorado native who has always had a passion for working with horses and the community through the avenue of equine assisted activities. She has been riding horses for as long as she can remember, and started volunteering at therapeutic riding centers at a very young age. She made it her lifelong goal to become a certified therapeutic riding instructor. Mandy graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Equine Sciences in 2016 and received her PATH International Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certificate in August of 2019. In her free time, she enjoys training and competing in horse shows, hiking with her Labrador retriever, Remi, and snowboarding with her husband, Alex.

Jessica Arts

Wellness Program and Certified Instructor


Jessica is a proud Colorado native. She has extensive and wide variety of horse experience including packing and outfitting in the mountains, hunter jumpers, vaulting, training young horses, and even jousting. She graduated from Colorado State University in 2015 with degrees in Equine Science and Sociology and a minor in business administration. She got her certification with PATH later that same year. She’s also a certified wellness coach. She loves being active outdoors; paddleboarding, bike riding, skiing, camping, hiking, running and playing with her dog Mia.

Sarah Cunningham

Certified Instructor


Sarah started volunteering at a PATH Therapeutic Riding Center when she was in high school and it changed her life. She loved devoting time to be with the riders, the horses, and the volunteers, so when she went to college she took classes to learn more about equine assisted activities and therapies. Through those classes, she was able to get her PATH Instructor Certification and start teaching adaptive horsemanship with Front Range Exceptional Equestrians. Her goal is to grow as an instructor and become more involved in the E.A.A.T. industry.

Beth Allman

Rider Coordinator & Certified Instructor (Legacy Class Coordinator)

Liv Tilley

Certified therapeutic riding instructor. Liv was raised in northern California and started riding when she was at about six years old—and hasn’t stopped. While Liv grew up riding hunter/jumper, today she has expanded her riding to “all sorts of styles and disciplines.” Liv also has experience with training rescue horses and took the Right Horse class at CSU, calling the class “a wonderful experience.” A love for horses and people resulted in Liv earning a dual degree in psychology and equine science from Colorado State University. In addition to being a certified PATH International therapeutic riding instructor, Liv is obtaining her equine specialist mental health and learning certification. When Liv isn’t working one of her multiple jobs, you might find her enjoying a cup of coffee and a good book, hiking with her boyfriend and pup or hanging out at the barn with her horse where she’s working to turn her boyfriend—who was a not a horse person when they met—into a horse person.