ABOUT US

Meet our Staff

Sharon Mason, CTRI, R.D.M.S., Founder of Equine Dreams.

PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Advanced Riding Instructor, Associate Evaluator, Higher Education member and mentor, Waubonsee Community College Lead Equine Program Instructor and a Jane Savoie Certified Dressage Instructor.

(C): 815-690-8144; smason1@waubonsee.edu

Rick Mason, B.S., CTRI, is CEO and Board President of Equine Dreams. He is a PATH, Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Mentor and has a degree in cell biology from Benedictine University.

rick.mason@equinedreams.org

Katie Ito CTRI, is a PATH, Intl., Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. She is a graduate of our Waubonsee Therapeutic Riding Instruction and Equine Studies class of 2013.

(C): 815-520-6877katie@equinedreams.org

Marilyn Tebrugge CTRI, is a PATH, Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. She is a graduate of our Waubonsee Therapeutic Riding Instruction and Equine Studies class of 2013. 

(C) 630-417-7282; ride@equinedreams.org

Nicole DeLarm, CTRI is a PATH, Intl., Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Executive Assistant Intern. She is a graduate of our Waubonsee Therapeutic Riding Instruction and Equine Studies class of 2016.

nicole@equinedreams.org

Beka Hoelker, CTRI, B.S. in Agriculture focusing on Animal Industry Management, is a PATH, Intl., Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor.  She is a graduate of our Waubonsee Therapeutic Riding Instruction and Equine Studies class of 2016.

beka@equinedreams.org

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Katie Pyles has a Bachelors in Social Work from Loras Collage with an emphasis on children and families, and a Masters in Theology from Fanciscan University. She is a Behavioral Health Counselor.

Karen McCormick works in Special Education as a Para Professional and Behavioral plan data coordinator.

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Honorary Grounds manager Ron Yockey.
He left an example to all of us that with a big heart,
a generous spirit and a bit of elbow grease,
you can make the world a better place.
He will be greatly missed...

Ken Stallings is our Volunteer Grounds Manager
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING OUR GROUNDS BEAUTIFUL AND FUNCTIONAL

John Graham is our volunteer assistant grounds keeper. He is also a Firefighter and Paramedic. Thank you for all you do!

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Kim Moreno is our Volunteer Coordinator and also a Higher Education Intern.

kim@equinedreams.org

(C): 815-545-7179

Sarah Herron, CTRI, is an Occupational Therapist. She is a PATH, Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor for Equine Dreams.

Sarah@equinedreams.org

 

Barb Wrobel, PT, MHS, CTRI is a Physical Therapist, EI specialist and NDT trained. She went to the Chicago Medical School for BSPT and University of Indianapolis for her Masters in physical therapy. She is a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Mentor.

(C): 630-292-7714; ride@equinedreams.org

Windy Kopecky, M.A., CCC-A, CTRI, is a licensed Audiologist.  

She is a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor, Mentor for the program, and grant writer.  She is also Secretary and Treasurer on the Board of Directors. 

(C): 224-305-1117; ride@equinedreams.org

Nikki Diotallevi is a PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and is a graduate of our Waubonsee Therapeutic Riding Instruction and Equine Studies class. 

nikki@equinedreams.org

Kim Berggren, CTRI is a PATH Intl. Certified Advanced Instructor. She is a PATH Intl. instructor evaluator, accreditation site visitor, past region 4 rep and membership outreach committee chair, and current governance committee member. Kim worked in South Korea developing centers and instructors.

ride@equinedreams.org