Lily Creek Farms Therapeutic Riding Center
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Meet the Staff of Lily Creek Farms
​Jami Young
  Founder, Executive Director
Jami is a Certified Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning through PATH International. She enjoys interacting with the students and volunteers at LCF, especially the kids! Jami is a graduate of Defiance High School and has taken courses in psychology, criminal justice, and event planning at Defiance College and the University of Toledo. She firmly believes and demonstrates our mission and core values. 
Mission: To help heal mind, body, and spirit through equine assisted activies and other farm related activities.  Core Values: Faith, Hope, and Love!
Ileana Nehring-Terrell
   Volunteer Coordinator 
Ileana graduated from the University of Findlay in 2020 with a Bachelor of Animal Science. She worked as an intern at the University’s English Farm her senior year of college. When she graduated, she started working for Otterbein University’s Center for Equine Science as a stable assistant. While there she was able to take a therapeutic riding course, she fell in love with it and decided to start volunteering with the Special Olympics team. She has been volunteering ever since. In 2022 she was promoted to the barn manager of Otterbein University. She believes it is very rewarding being around animals every day, even though they can be a lot of work. Ileana says horses have changed her life and she is very happy to be able to share that kind of love with other people. 
Sarah Grime 
   Program Coordinator/Instructor
Sarah is a certified Child and Youth Worker with 8 years experience working with children with Autism and other exceptional needs. Sarah started riding at 6 years old and since then has owned and shown horses for more than 10 years. She is currently pursuing certification as a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. Sarah is excited to share her love of horses with Lily Creek Farms family.
Lexi Cook 
   Barn Manager 
Lexi is a graduate from the University of Findlay with an Associates of Western Equestrian Studies and a Bachelor of Equine Business Management. Horses have always been her passion and she can’t believe she gets to make a career out of her dream. Lexi was an intern at the University of Findlay Western Farm where she got priceless hands on experience working alongside the University’s barn managers and vets. She is so excited to put her knowledge she learned in school to good use taking care of Lily Creek’s equine partners. One of the biggest rewards to her is seeing all the enjoyment students get to work with the horses. 
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Heather has enjoyed working with horses since she was 10 years old and showed them in 4-H for 7 years. She has taken courses in understanding horses in business and focusing on natural horsemanship. Heather enjoys horses and explaining why they behave how they do. This understanding is related back to clients to help them feel grounded and supported. Heather has done equine therapy for a year, before finding Lily Creek Farms. She is excited to focus on becoming a PATH certified instructor.
Heather Viola
    Instructor 
Lisa Allomong
    Instructor 
Lisa is a passionate horse lover with a lifelong dedication to these majestic animals. From her first pony to her current rescue herd of 15, Lisa's love for horses knows no bounds. With certifications in various types of equine bodywork, including Equine Life Coach and PATH Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, Lisa is committed to providing the best care and support for both horses and their human counterparts. She is also currently undergoing training to become a PATH Certified Riding Instructor.Lisa's true passion lies in helping others develop a deep and meaningful connection with horses. Through her extensive experience and expertise, she strives to create a harmonious bond between humans and horses, fostering understanding, trust, and growth. Whether you're a seasoned equestrian or a beginner, Lisa is here to guide you on your journey towards a profound connection with these magnificent creatures.
Sabrina has always had a love for horses, and has spent the last few years learning everything she can about them. She is an occupational therapist and works in local community schools with many students from preschool through 6th grade. She has been practicing OT for the past nine years and has worked in a variety of settings from pediatrics and geriatrics.Sabrina likes to relax with an iced coffee and a good book, and spends her free time with her three children doing outdoor activities and riding their own horses. She enjoys helping others and is excited to be part of Lily Creek to combine these two interests!

Sabrina Kaiser
    Hippotherapy
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