New Volunteer Coordinator Saddles Up at Dream Catchers

WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia - Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center, a non-profit serving children and adults with special needs, is proud to welcome Meghan Russell as its new Volunteer Coordinator.

Russell is certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor. She brings experience in equine management, training and operations to the position.

As Volunteer Coordinator, Russell will oversee the Dream Catchers 300 volunteers who work together to support the 120 weekly therapeutic riding lessons given to students with one of 150 conditions to include autism, cerebral palsy, stroke, trauma and cancer. Dream Catchers main volunteer areas include horse-leading and side-walking for the 13,000 volunteer hours needed annually at the center.

Russell was certified through an intensive three-month training program at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Center in Old Lyme, CT, and is now working on her certification as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. She began her career in therapeutic riding at Hearts & Hooves, located in Sherwood, AR. Russell is driven to contribute to those with cognitive differences based on life experience with a sibling with Down Syndrome.

Russell took Music and Vocal Studies at the University of Arkansas and Southern Arkansas University and is part of the Arkansas Early Childhood Development Registry. She resides in Williamsburg, VA.

For more information about Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center, please call (757) 566-1775 or visit www.dreamcatchers.org.

About Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center
Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center is the premier therapeutic riding center between Richmond and Virginia Beach. Located in Toano, Virginia, Dream Catchers is a nonprofit organization hosting more than 120 therapeutic riding lessons each week to help children and adults with special needs reach their potential and make dreams come true. Dream Catchers holds a perfect score in certification by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH), which promotes safe and effective therapeutic horseback riding throughout the world serving men, women and children with special needs through a variety of equine-assisted activities and therapy programs.

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