Taylor Huntley, Executive Director/Program Director/ PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI)
Taylor Huntley joined ATRC Inc. as our Executive Director/ Program Director/ Barn Manager/ PATH Intl. Riding Instructor. Taylor is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Wilson College with a Bachelors of Science in Equine Facilitated Therapeutics and a Bachelors of Arts in Business Management. Certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) and the Council for Education and Certification in Therapeutic Horsemanship (CECTH), she has taught both English and Western riding lessons as well as therapeutic riding lessons. Taylor is a PATH Intl. Mentor and has experience in Dressage and Natural Horsemanship, competed IHSA in college, and has coached an IEA team. Taylor and her horse, Montana, started their new chapter at Albany Therapeutic Riding Center in July 2018.
Lauren Longtoe- ESMHL, Volunteer Coordinator, PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI)
Lauren graduated from Marist College in 2018 with a B.A. in
Psychology and a minor in Business. She graduated in May 2020 with a Bachelors in
Therapeutic Horsemanship from SUNY Cobleskill and received her PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor certification in August of 2020. Lauren hopes to pursue a PsyD in Clinical Psychology and continue with Equine Assisted Therapy. She has also completed PATH's Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning (ESMHL) workshop to broaden her skills in this field. Lauren rode for SUNY Cobleskill's IHSA Western team, but also enjoys riding English and working on her unmounted horsemanship skills. From intern to staff member, Lauren continues to teach a variety of lessons along side Miss Taylor, recruit, train, and schedule new and existing volunteers, and participate in community outreach, fundraising, and farm
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Michelle Giordano, Stable Hand
In August 2020 we welcomed Michelle into our ATRC family! She recently graduated from SUNY Cobleskill in May 2020 with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science and is actively applying to Veterinary School! During this time she was also able to minor in Exercise Science. She enjoys riding both English and Western but especially enjoys trail riding and has competed in hunter paces. When she is not around the barn she enjoys playing soccer, running, and hiking. She is very excited to be a part of the team at ATRC.