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Amanda Moody

Board Member

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 is 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.
Collette Huidekoper of Trio Therapy Partners.

Collette Huidekoper

Board Member, Secretary

Collette moved to the Vail Valley from Connecticut in March of 2020 to be closer to her family.  She grew up riding horses and competed in hunters and equitation through school. When attending Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, she became a founding member of the women’s polo team.  

Continuing to ride horses on and off for many years in Connecticut, Collette also worked with two equine-assisted therapy nonprofits for 10 years and loved volunteering so much that she contacted Trio before moving to be able to continue.  She and her husband Hank have had a building material business for 28 years, and Collette works in the bookkeeping end of the business. Their two children and spouses live in Eagle County.

Andrew “David” Harbourne

Board Member

David retired from full-time employment as the CEO of an international high-technology company in Maryland and moved to the Vail Valley in May 2020. His formative years were spent in England surrounded by horses and other animals, as is typical of a rural farming community. As a result, he has a special affinity for horses.

Trio Therapy Partners has given him the opportunity to fulfill a long-held desire to reestablish those unique relationships one can have with horses while at the same time helping those who can benefit most from the healing gifts that only horses can provide. Working with Trio Therapy Partners has enabled David to discover the positively amazing impact that, with the support of professional therapists, horses can have on the lives of special needs children.

Andrew DavidHarbourne of Trio Therapy Partners.
Dennie Moore of Trio Therapy Partners.

Dennie Moore

Board Member

Dennie is from Southern California and moved to the Vail Valley in 1980 after graduating from The University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Ergonomics and Health Science. After 5 years as a ski bum working as a Mountain Hostess on Beaver Creek Mountain and waiting tables (where she met her future husband), it was time for a ‘real job.’

The Cascade Athletic Club opened in 1986, and she was hired as their first Fitness Program Director. Dennie and her husband Steve were married in 1985 and raised their kids in beautiful Edwards, Colorado. They also started their family business, Novus Auto Glass, which they ran and eventually sold after 37 years.

Dennie grew up riding horses with her family and has always had a dream of owning a horse that could live right outside of her kitchen window! It never happened...but after retiring in 2020 and looking for something meaningful to donate her time to, Trio Therapy Partners had an ad in the paper looking for volunteers.

She came to a training orientation in 2021 and has loved every minute of all the various aspects of Trio she has been involved in – from being a side-walker, arena setup crew, grooming, tacking, stall shoveling, and now serving on our Board of Directors. Between many years of relationship building and customer service in the fitness business and with their family business, it has been a great fit!

Kristen Ludlow

Board Member, Treasurer

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Her work experience has been supporting others to become the best version of themselves, from working with homeless families, inmates incarcerated with the Colorado Department of Corrections, individuals on probation, and students with special needs.

Her knowledge and experience of using equine movement is a bit unique.  Her twins were born in 2003 at just 26 weeks gestation.  Needless to say, the road to health for them was long and challenging. Her son was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for seven months, and his mobility was limited. Upon his return home, her family worked with occupational and physical therapists, but he could not walk by the age of two years.

She decided to try a different tool that did not exist in the community: “equine movement.”  This was amazing for her family.  In time, her son was able to walk.  Her family found that the use of a horse in therapy was fun, and the hard work did not seem so difficult for her son. 

Kristen now works for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.  Prior to this, she worked for the Eagle County School District with their CareerX program.

Kristen Ludlow of Trio Therapy Partners.
Lauren Cremonese of Trio Therapy Partners.

Lauren Cremonse  (Shaeffer)

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

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. 

Nicole “Cole” Marcorelle

Board Member

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.

Nicole "Cole" Marcorelle of Trio Therapy Partners.
Resa Jarmul of Trio Therapy Partners.

Resa Jarmul

Board Member

Born in Nashville and raised in Florida, Resa eventually made her way to Alaska and then Seattle. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Washington and went on to attend medical school there. Soon after completing her training, she moved to Colorado to practice family medicine. In 2006, she joined Colorado Mountain Medical in Eagle until returning to the front range for her husband’s career in 2010.

While back on the front range, she realized her childhood dream of learning to horseback ride. Retiring and moving back to Eagle in 2019, she and her horse became involved with Trio in 2021. Having experienced horses' powerful empathy and intuition in her own life, it was exciting to see the amazing impact of these animals working with the children and their therapists. She recently joined the board and is excited to bring her experience from serving on the Boulder Valley Women’s Health board.

Terri Allender

Board Member

Terri moved to the Vail Valley in 1974 to be a ski bum! She decided to go to graduate school in 1988 to become a mental health counselor.  She practiced for 25 years, specializing in children and family therapy before retiring in 2016.

 

Terri grew up loving horses and rode whenever she could.  In recent years, she helped exercise a horse for a friend at Cordillera Equestrian Center before becoming involved with Trio.  Terri brings the experience of serving on three non-profit boards: The Colorado Association for Play Therapy as treasurer for five years, The Eagle-Vail Community Garden (again, as treasurer), and helped co-found the Vail Valley Art Guild, for which she also did a stint as treasurer.  

 

Upon learning about Trio Therapy Partners through her yoga studio in Eagle, Terri felt the program would be a great fit for her skills,  passion for horses and helping children and families. She began volunteering in January of 2019 and has always looked forward to her volunteer days!  When Lauren and Amanda asked if she could serve on the board, she was honored and delighted. Terri has been searching for a way to use her skills to contribute to her community since retiring, and this is a perfect fit. 

Terri Allender of Trio Therapy Partners.
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