In 2014, Trio was founded by Amanda Moody, Lauren Cremonese and Kristi Moon with the desire to offer Equine-Assisted Services to children and adults in Eagle County. We started with the help of Cathy Young and her family at their private residence in Eagle. With growth comes change and currently our services take place at the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. In November of 2018 we formed a formal Board of Directors and applied to become a 501(c)3 organization so that we can continue to provide these vital services to everyone in our community with physical, cognitive, mental and behavioral health challenges.
Founder and Occupational Therapist
Amanda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree (Psychology) from the University of Redlands in 1992, and her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 2000. Living and practicing in a rural community since obtaining her degree has offered Amanda diverse experience as an Occupational Therapist. She has had the pleasure to facilitate optimum function and wellness across the age spectrum from birth to end of life, and settings, within homes, acute and long-term care facilities, outpatient clinics, schools, and the community. In 2009, after several years practicing in the home health field serving both adult and pediatric populations, Amanda chose to develop her expertise as a pediatric therapist and founded Mountain Kids Therapy Services, LLC. A home and community-based pediatric practice specializing in early intervention for children age birth to three years old, encompassing school aged children who have live with moderate to severe developmental delays. In addition to her skills as an Occupational Therapist, Amanda is an avid horsewoman and firsthand believer in the profound healing power of horses and the equine environment. Returning to the practice of hippotherapy (2001-2003) as a co-founder of Trio Therapy Partners has been a natural next step for Amanda. An integral part of Trio Therapy Partners, Amanda provides consultation and expertise in equine management, child development, community resources, and the field of Occupational Therapy for our clients and therapists. Amanda is passionate about providing community-based services and the enhanced naturalistic therapeutic interventions equine assisted activities and therapies provide. Amanda completed her Level 1 Treatment Principles course from the American Hippotherapy Association.
Lauren Cremonese (Shaeffer)
Founder and Physical Therapist
A native of Eagle County, she earned her undergraduate degree from Montana State University in 2004 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston in 2009. She holds her Physical Therapy license in the state of Colorado and has been practicing in private outpatient clinic and hospital settings since 2009. Lauren specializes in working with clients recovering from and or living with neurological conditions in both the adult and pediatric populations. She is passionate about working with clients recovering from and or living with neurological conditions in both the adult and pediatric populations whether at the barn or at the clinic and helping each client reach their full potential. She has been involved in the Equine-Assisted Services world since 2001 as a volunteer at Eagle Mount in Bozeman, MT, adaptive riding instructor at Lovelane in Boston, MA and physical therapist at Memorial Hospital with Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center. She is thrilled to offer this invaluable service to her community and help to serve many individuals. Lauren completed her Level 1 Treatment Principles course for Hippotherapy through the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) in 2010 and is a Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) since 2006. She most recently is in the middle of completing her Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning certificate through PATH International.