Ed is the Director of Equestrian Services, and has been at the Equestrian Center since 2002. His background in ranch management combined with his love of horses and the cowboy way make him a natural fit as the program’s supervisor. Ed is a Certified Equine Massage Therapist and has extensive training in Therapeutic Riding and Equine Assisted Learning. As recognition for his exceptional work with the people we serve, Ed was chosen as Wyoming’s Direct Support Professional of the Year in 2013.
Ami has enjoyed working at Ark Regional Services since 1992. She is currently the Vice President of Community Resources. Her responsibilities include overseeing Community Employment Services, Health Services and Equestrian Services. Her Experience working with people and affinity for horses compliment the efforts to expand services at the Equestrian Center. Ami also serves as liaison to many community members and organizations, and helps raise awareness of the benefits of equine assisted activities.
Brandon Freed spent over a year as a Direct Support Professional prior to coming to the Arena in 2013. He has found his inner cowboy working at the Equestrian Center, and enjoys supporting people in this unique environment.
Elly has been at the Equestrian Center since 2011. Her life has been dedicated to the care and advocacy of animals. She is a former Laramie Police Department Animal Control Supervisor and spent a number of years working as a Veterinary Nurse. While working for the Laramie Police Department, she developed an extensive educational program with varying curricula for all grade levels and spent a great deal of time in the schools teaching children and teens about the responsible care of animals.