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2722 Bailey Road
Leeds, AL 35094
Phone: (205) 699-8204
Fax: (205) 278-9758
Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:3-4
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JesseRuth Parrish has the second coolest name at the barn. She graduated from Auburn with a degree in animal science and she was our very first ever intern way back in 2012. We're so grateful that she's come back to be with us!
Elisabeth Grandstaff interned with us in May 2016 and returned as staff in August 2016 after graduating from Judson College. She's also part of our Sunday-Funday team!
Miranda Wagstaff is an OT student at UAB and has been volunteering at the barn for several years. She's now joined the Sunday-Funday team to get a break from her studies.
Amber Owens is an ARIA certified riding instructor and also has her MBA. She's active in the Alabama Horse Council and Alabama Arabian Association. She recently completed the Natural Lifemanship and Horse Boy Method certifications.
Libby Matthews has over 28 years of experience working with children with disabilities and over 10 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and development . She's new to working in a barn, but she fits right in!
Shannon Horsley loves The Red Barn so much that she commutes electronically all the way from Mississippi to help us with our database and financial records.
Brandi Jordan began as the mom of two volunteers, Austin and Trent. Then, she began volunteering herself. Then, we found out she knew how to drive a tractor so we hired her! She's great with the kids, as well as equipment.
Ellen Davis is an Occupational Therapist and PATH certified riding instructor. But, she says that her horses Strawberry and Hank have taught her more than an formal education ever could have!
Ashley McDonough has a psychology degree from Auburn and specializes in autism. We asked her to send in a picture for the website and this is what we got! She started at the barn by bringing our first student Reid and has learned so much we decided to hire her!
Sherer Boswell is an LPC and certified through Natural Lifemanship. Her experience at the barn began as a parent, then as a volunteer, then leading just one group in Summer 2016 and then joining staff in Fall 2016. Notice a trend?
Wyspr Black has been horse crazy since she was eight years old! She has a master's from Auburn University in Rehabilitation Counseling and Vocational Education, with a special interest in traumatic brain injuries. She's a CHA IRD certified instructor and definitely has the coolest name at the barn!
Ted Ludvik is our JIT - Jerry in Training. Ted has been a policeman, private investigator, worked as an independent security guard in Iraq, and substitute school teacher!
Connor Samples never thought he'd be working at a therapeutic equine agency, but knows that he's found his calling in life! Where else could he combine his history degree from Furman, outdoor play, and working with children?
Rebekah Maze is a CHA certified riding instructor and is working to become a PATH certified riding instructor. She loves children, horses, and her smile lights up the whole room.
Matt Bunt, LPC, uses his Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from The University of Montevallo in his day job as he works as a grief counselor at The Amelia Center. By night, he is a PATH certified instructor at the barn!
Joy O'Neal has her Master's Degree in Public Administration and is a certified consultant through the Standards for Excellence for Nonprofits. She's also been certified as a CHA instructor and been trained by OK Corral and Natural Lifemanship. But, it's her years as a barn mom that are most useful.
When Jordan Reynolds first began volunteering in Winter 2013, she says that a "bell" went off in her head because she was in the exact place God wanted her to be. Since joining us as staff in Fall 2014, Jordan has earned her CHA IRD
certification as a riding instructor.
Jerry Phillips is a man of few words. Luckily for us, it doesn't take words to keep everything at the barn working! He is the quintessential "grand-daddy" and loves seeing smiles and listening to laughter.
Hannah Ferrill began as a student at the barn, but now she's a certified PATH and CHA IRD instructor. Growing up in a large family has given her a love of children, which combined with her love of horses, makes working at the barn a dream come true.
Grace Butler's name fits her perfectly! She grew up in Mississippi and California before settling in Alabama. From scheduling and training volunteers to putting on events, Grace can do it all!
Debbie Prewitt is with Clean Sweep Landscaping and keeps the grounds immaculate! When she's not playing golf, you can find her at the ball park watching her grandchildren at the ballpark.
Danielle Burroughs loves fishing as well as horses! She graduated from William Woods University with a degree in Equine Science and is a PATH certified instructor. She was born up north, but got to the south as soon as she could!
Courtney Day has a degree in equine management and is a CHA IRD certified instructor. She's probably the quietest person at the barn, but has a great love for both horses and children.
Barratt Rudulph rocks! Literally. Barratt majored in geology at Whitman University. She loves horses, rocks, and adventure. She's climbed Rainier, Baker, and even Kilimanjaro!
Alexis Braswell graduated from Birmingham-Southern College majoring in religion, with a psychology minor. She loves horses, horses, and working with children as they learn about horses.
THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE THE BARN WONDERFUL!