Colleen Alkire

Equine specialist, Equine rehabilitation

Colleen is the owner of the grounds the facility operates on. She is a mother and a veteran's wife, an avid barrel racer and horse owner, dedicated 11 years as a 4-H advisor in Richland County, and multiple certifications in multiple equine therapies.

Laura Blanton

Equine Specialist, Psychiatric RN

Laura has been a mental health nurse for over six years. Married, mother of one, and a horse owner for nearly 20 years. She is an Air Force wife and her dad was in the Army, advocate for veterans, mental health, and LGBT population.

Krystal White

Equine Specialist, US Veteran

Krystal is an active duty MSgt in the Air Force with 10 years of service. She is married and the mother of one and has been a horse owner for nearly a lifetime. She has a strong family history of veterans and a passion for helping others.

Christine Lynch


Christine was born and raised in rural Richland County, Ohio. She is a 1994 graduate of Shelby High School, as well as a 1998 graduate from the University of Dayton with a B.A. in Psychology, and a 2013 graduate from The Ohio State University with a Masters in Social Work.  Christine currently works full-time in higher education as an Assistant Professor, and part-time with a local agency as a mental health counselor. Christine received her social work license in 2013 and continues to work on obtaining her independent license. Christine is the lead advisor of the Ganges Happy Hearts 4-H club in Richland County and the current network coordinator for the Central Ohio Eagala Networking group. She has been certified through Eagala since 2012, starting her equine-assisted psychotherapy journey in Pataskala, OH working with PBJ Connections. Christine is certified as a Mental Health and Equine Specialist through Eagala. Christine has over 19 yrs. of experience in the area of case management, social work and mental health working with multiple populations.