Meet Our Team

(l-r): Ally, Denise, Shelly, Katie, Tara and Beth

Katie Samuelson, Center Director – Certified CTRI, Certified Pegasus, Certified PATH, Certified SpiritHorse Senior Instructor

Beth Kettner, Instructor – Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Certified PATH, Certified SpiritHorse Senior Instructor

Ally McDonald, RN, Instructor – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Certified SpiritHorse Senior Instructor

Tara McPeak, MS, OTR, Instructor, Occupational Therapist – Masters of Occupational Therapy, Certified SpiritHorse Senior Instructor

Shelly Rhode, Education & Events Coordinator, Instructor, Equine Assistant – Certified SpiritHorse Senior Instructor               

Denise Dorsey-LaCanne, CMA, Volunteer Coordinator, Instructor – Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA), Certified SpiritHorse Senior Instructor

Alexandria Andrasko, Instructor – Certified PATH Instructor

Wendy Stabler, Controller – B.S. Business Administration in Finance

Emily Anderson, Marketing & Outreach Director – B.A. in Writing 

Ella Ostertag, Equine Assistant

Terry Vander Zanden, Equine Specialist – Retired Veteran 


Walt Zerrenner, President
Retired Senior Vice President, Information Technology New York Presbyterian Hospitals

Laurie Koestner, Vice President
Owner, The Depawsitory

Kay Knuth, Treasurer
President, Knuth Financial Life Planning

Ellen Longsine, Secretary
Broker Services Representative, United Healthcare

Pamela Winek
Retired Commercial Real Estate Broker, Rollie Winter and Assoc.

Jeff Schommer
Owner, Bottom Line Accounting

Heidi Hansen 
UW-Oshkosh Nursing Education Department

Dr. Jean Thur
Pediatrician, Aurora Medical Center

Parker Schuh
Integrated Sales Associate, Amcor Flexibles North America

Jill Ronk
Director of Engineering Productivity, Thrivent Financial


Sandra Weston
Strategic Planning Consultant

Nathan Olson
Attorney/ Consultant