Our Staff

Laurie Bryceland, CTRI, ESMHL – Founder/ Executive Director- Laurie is the head Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, as well as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. She holds ESMHL and CTRI certifications with PATH Intl and Natural Lifemanship Institute – Level 1. She conducts sessions of Equine Assisted Learning with a wide variety of clients and students including at risk youth, children and adults with special needs, veterans, active military families and first responders. Looking at both the neuropsychology of the horse and its human partner, she teaches the building of connected relationships using the principles of Natural Lifemanship. Laurie also teaches beginner riding skills in both English and Western disciplines as well as Horsemanship skills. She is passionate about helping her clients discover all that horses can teach us. She also enjoys being a PATH Intl approved mentor and assisting new candidates through the process of becoming certified instructors or equine specialists.

Linda Olivo, Bookkeeper –

Dr. Teri Whynman, PT – Doctor of Physical Therapy – Certified by the American Hippotherapy Assoc. – Teri and Laurie have known each other for over 30 years. They met when they both volunteered as Emergency Medical Technicians for the South Orangetown Ambulance Corp in Rockland County, NY. Since that time, Teri has been a traveling physical therapist and has lived in N. Carolina and Alaska. Recently she returned to NY where she earned her doctorate and certification through the American Hippotherapy Association. Teri is passionate about the benefits of partnering with the horse as an effective Physical Therapy intervention to help young children reach their therapeutic goals.

Various Clinicians from BAVOY Mental Health Counseling PLLC. More information and Bios coming soon!