Program Director and PATH Registered Level Instructor
My name is Hallie Myers and I am thrilled to be on the team here at Faith Equestrian! I am originally from South Carolina and went to school in North Carolina. Even though I grew up in the South, I am definitely not in love with the bugs or the heat, but I still wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the country! I was introduced to horses at age six when my mom took me on a scavenger hunt around town that ultimately led to my first riding lesson. I have been riding for sixteen years and horses have always been a therapeutic part of my own life, something that I feel called to share with others. Reading the book, Hope Rising helped me discover that I wanted to use my love for horses to somehow help people. I found the Therapeutic Riding program at St. Andrews University shortly thereafter and from there it was history. I believe that God has led me here to Faith and I look forward to what He is going to do through me! Other than horses, I am a total book worm and am currently attempting to teach myself how to play the guitar.
Certifications and training
At St. Andrews, I received my degrees in Therapeutic Horsemanship and Equine Business. I also became certified there as a PATH registered level instructor.
My name is April Todd and I am the Volunteer Coordinator here at FETC. I became involved with Faith through my special needs daughter, Lauren. Watching volunteers work with her over the years helped me realize I wanted to volunteer if and when the door opened. I began volunteering on a regular basis during the 2014-2015 school year. I love working with the kids and horses!!! I am also a very active volunteer in our support group (the Navigator Team) as well as at my church.
My name is John Loomis and I started as a volunteer with Faith Equestrian in October of 2013. That led to me working here and now I help to maintain our facility and keep it looking good.
Path Registered Instructor
My name is Jackie Garman and I have been volunteering at Faith since January 2011. I found Faith Equestrian through my daughter who attended horse camp here. I am originally from Ohio, but came here with my husband and two children and we miss the Ohio cold weather! I became a certified instructor in October 2016 and am now teaching our TR lessons and in our school program.
My name is Ashton Boulineau. I have a Criminal Justice Homeland Security degree from Saint Leo University & I served four honorable years in the United States Marine Corps. I have had a passion for horses ever since I started taking riding lessons back in 2004. I always knew I wanted to work with horses but never thought of caring for them at a therapeutic riding center and I believe it’s such a wonderful place to start my horse-loving career! I have a supportive and loving husband along with two dogs, a bearded dragon, and a ball python. I have also been blessed with a mini pig a month after I arrived!
I believe life has a funny way of working out. I couldn’t be happier with where I am today nor could I have imagined that I’d be doing something so life-changing with such amazing people to work with!