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About Us

Meet our staff, therapists, and board of directors.

A young girl in braids happily and confidently raises both hands high as she rides on a horse during a therapy session at Trio Therapy Partners.

Our History

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. With a leap of faith, Cathy Young and her family graciously let us use their barn and outdoor arena at their private residence in Eagle for the first two summers.  With growth comes change, and our services now take place at the Eagle River Center at the Eagle County Fairgrounds. 

 

In November of 2018, Trio Therapy Partners became a 501(c)3 organization in order to provide these vital services to everyone in the community living with physical, cognitive, mental, and behavioral health challenges.

 

Trio Therapy Partners currently serves over 100 individuals and offers over 700 contact hours between our individual and group appointments.

Amanda Moody

Director of Operations and Occupational Therapist

Amanda is a Colorado native and lifelong horsewoman, and  holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Redlands and a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University. She is a Nationally Board Certified and Registered Occupational Therapist (OTR) and licensed in the State of Colorado to practice Occupational Therapy. Additionally she is an active member of the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. (AHA, Inc.), regularly attending biennial conferences and continuing education courses, and most recently serving on the AHA, Inc. Colorado Medicaid Task Force. Amanda has completed both Level 1 and 2 Hippotherapy Treatment Principles through AHA, Inc. 

 

As a creative problem solver, Amanda embraces the challenges of rural practice. The gap in quality therapy options for children in the valley took hold early in her career and eventually connected her with Lauren and the creation of Trio Therapy Partners.  In addition to the skilled use of equine movement, Amanda brings expertise in child development and the use of natural environments to further client’s goals to the Trio team.

 

Amanda’s roles at Trio are Occupational Therapist and Director of Operations which encompasses Equine Management and Volunteer Coordination. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors with her human and animal families, practicing yoga, trail rides, and traveling whenever possible.

Amanda Mood of Trio Therapy Partners.
Lauren Cremonese of Trio Therapy Partners.

​Lauren Cremonese (Shaeffer)

Executive Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. 

A native of Eagle County, where she grew her passion for skiing, riding horses, and the mountains. She earned her undergraduate degree from Montana State University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College in Boston.

Lauren specializes in working with clients recovering from and or living with neurological conditions in both the adult and pediatric populations.  She has been involved in the equine-assisted services world since 2001 and has been using equine movement as a treatment tool in her practice since 2010. She is thrilled to incorporate equine movement into her clinical practice and offer this treatment tool to her community.  

Lauren is an active member of the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA, Inc.) and serves on the AHA, Inc. Colorado Medicaid Task Force.  Lauren has completed both Level 1 and Level 2 Treatment Principles through AHA, Inc.  She is a Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Intl).

In her free time, Lauren enjoys life in the mountains with her 
two-legged and four-legged family and friends. 

Marissa Josub

Mental Health Counselor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning

Marissa Josub is a licensed Social Worker, LSW and has been with Trio Therapy Partners since the fall of 2022 where she started out as a volunteer.  She now provides mental health counseling and is certified as an Equine Specialist Mental Health and Learning through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).   Marissa earned her Master of Social Work Degree from Metropolitan State University in May of 2021 where she completed coursework and an internship with a focus on trauma, family therapy and social-emotional learning.

Prior to pursuing her advanced degree, Marissa moved to Denver from New England to work in education, support and advocacy for a national health service non-profit serving individuals of all ages affected by chronic illness.   In her spare time, Marissa enjoys all things outdoors, cooking and sharing great meals with friends and family.

Marissa Josub of Trio Therapy Partners.
Nicole "Cole" Marcorelle of Trio Therapy Partners.

Nicole "Cole" Marcorelle

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning

Cole started volunteering with Trio in 2019. Having always believed strongly in the horse's ability to heal the mind, body, and soul, Cole immediately felt connected to Trio’s purpose. After a few years of volunteering, Cole took the plunge and earned her certification as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning through PATH, Intl.

Originally from a small coastal town in Massachusetts, Cole started riding when she was ten years old. It was clear from her very first horse interaction that she had to make sure horses were always a part of her life. Attending college in Newport, Rhode Island, Cole received her undergraduate degree in Graphic Design, and after graduation, she moved out to Colorado and worked guiding trails for Beaver Creek Stables.

Currently, Cole works as the Health and Safety Coordinator for Beaver Creek Mountain and as an assistant wedding planner for Snapdragon Celebrations. She remembers her many summers of guiding, teaching lessons, and taking care of horses as her true dream job. Working with Trio is a wonderful way to be back with horses again.

Shelley Seders

Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning

Shelley and her husband relocated to Eagle, Colorado, in December of 2021.  After 60+ years in California, they decided to try something new and be closer to their grandchildren.  Shelley came to Trio Therapy Partners in February of 2022 looking for a place that offered equine-assisted services to the community.  Trio was exactly what she was looking for!  

 

In California, Shelley volunteered at a facility for 11 years.  In California, Shelley volunteered for 11 years at a facility that provided equine assisted services with a focus on mental health and learning. She gained many years of experience working with Veterans, First Responders, and victims of trauma.  Shelley is a PATH certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL). 

 

When not volunteering at Trio she spends time with her four grandkids, her two labradoodles, and husband of 40 years. They enjoy golfing and all the things Colorado has to offer.

Shelley Seders of Trio Therapy Partners.
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