Donna graduated as an Occupational Therapist from Dalhousie University in 1991. She worked in Halifax for 23 years and moved back to her home province of PEI in 2014. Her experience includes working at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre for over 10 years on multi-disciplinary teams providing treatment on the Spinal Cord Injury service, in addition to working with clients who experienced a stroke, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, amputation and on the burns/plastics and orthopaedic services. Since moving to PEI 5 years ago, Donna has been working in the area of private practice assisting clients with chronic pain, concussion, brain injury and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and psychological trauma, including PTSD. At Serene View Ranch, Donna provides services as an Occupational Therapist (OT) and a Clinical Care Manager (CCM). Donna is a CBT trained OT who has significant experience working in the area of complex case management. She continues to be inspired by client’s resilience and growth following significant life changing events.
Yoga Therapist, Holistic Nutritionist
Samantha obtained her first yoga certification 10 years ago in India with YogaLife. Upon returning to her hometown of Vancouver, she continued studying at Semperviva and achieved her next level of certification. She is a 500-hour E-RYT Teacher (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level) a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and is currently training for Yoga Therapy at the Yoga North International Soma Yoga Institute and specializes in Trauma Informed Yoga.
B.Sc., M.Sc., Dipl.Ac, (NCCAOM), R.Ac. (PEI)
Daniel has two degrees in Environmental Science. He spent 20 years working and writing in that field before ‘changing horses’ and heading to Acupuncture school at the age of 36. He graduated from Boston’s New England School of Acupuncture in 1999 and has had a thriving clinical practice in Charlottetown ever since.
Daniel has studied widely and continues to develop his skills with many of the leaders in his field. He brings all of these powerful influences and his own evolving capacity to his clinical practice.
Daniel has published widely in professional and popular journals. He founded and chairs the Association of Registered Acupuncturists of Prince Edward Island. (www.acupuncturepei.com). He has taught Tai Chi, practices Yoga and both practices and teaches Meditation.
Hannah received her Honors BSc in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University. Her interest in working with youth and school-aged children took her to UPEI to complete her Education Degree, where she received training in mental health literacy. As part of the Serene View Ranch team, Hannah has developed psycho-educational material for clients on specific topics related to mental health, including resources on the Vagus nerve. Her role also involves conducting intake interviews with clients, administering and scoring psychological tests, and incorporating this information as part of a comprehensive psychological assessment.
Megan Perry has been working as a Certified Music Therapist since 2013. She graduated with a master’s degree in Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, and has since completed a post-graduate program in Neurological Music Therapy through Colorado State University. Megan has experience supporting a variety of populations including children, youth, and adults with mental health challenges, complex trauma, developmental and intellectual delays, dementia, and acquired brain injuries. She uses a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach, and strongly believes that music provides a space for personal growth and development.
Originally from the southwest of England, music and horses were central to Georgia’s upbringing. After graduating from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Music Therapy, she became an Accredited Music Therapist (MTA) in 2019. Georgia has experience working with a variety of clientele including children and youth, individuals with developmental delays and/or disabilities, and individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Since moving to the Island in 2018 for her Music Therapy Internship, Georgia has immersed herself in both the music and horse communities. Since 2018, she has sung with Luminos Ensemble, PEI’s only professional choir. She also teaches voice, piano, and guitar at Long and McQuade. Within the horse community, Georgia is an active instructor and competitor, and recently bought her first horse, Mya. In joining the Serene View Ranch team, Georgia is excited to combine her two passions and see how it can help Islanders.”