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Office Manager


Andrea was born and educated in PEI and a mother of four children. She is a graduate of Holland College Accounting Technology Program. She began her working career with Doane Raymon (now known as Grant Thorton) and then took time off to raise a family. She went back to work in private industry with duties ranging from daily bookkeeping, human resources and some travelling for sales.

Andrea provides administration and scheduling support for the Mental Health Team at Serene View ranch. She deals with many different situations that require her to react quickly and professionally. She takes advantage of ongoing training to remain current in her career.


Equine Specialist 


Kristi brings a wealth of skills, life experience and diverse certifications to her role as Equine Specialist at Serene View Ranch. After 20yrs of dedicated service as a front line police officer and police trainer, Kristi heard the “call of the horse” and personally experienced the life changing impact that horses can have on our life journey. This inspired her to create and establish Spirit’s Whisper Ranch (SWR), a unique facility, designed to provide Horse Guided Learning opportunities to individuals, groups and businesses/organizations. Kristi and her herd family grew their SWR business in Ontario for 15yrs and then relocated to PEI in 2021. Kristi is committed to the highest level of integrity and excellence in her roles at both Serene View Ranch and Spirit’s Whisper Ranch. Along side her equine and human partners, Kristi invites and supports clients and participants to choose to create positive change in their lives.


Equine Specialist 


Philip is no stranger to the horse world who has work in many fields for over 40 years. He has been Equine Canada Judge, Trail Riding and Western Riding Coach with many championships under his belt, who has taught beginners to advance in riding and showing. He had student go on to become World and Reserve World Champion in 3 different events. Philip sold his Riding Stable only to come out of retirement 3 years later to join the Serene View Ranch team as a Equine Specialist to work with PTSD clients in Rhythmic Riding after returning from North Carolina USA were he attended the Horse Sense of the Carolinas which is an international leader in the field of Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.




Ron Harris grew up in rural PEI and started his love affair with our equine friends at the tender age of four. Many horses were to pass through the gates of the family farm during his teenage years. In 1976, Ron left the farm and ventured west settling in Calgary. Ron then found work in the construction trade where he earned his Red Seal as a journeyman carpenter. In 1984, Ron attended Olds Farrier College. He apprenticed with one of the top farriers in the region for two years, improving his skills and knowledge and building up clientele. Ron continued to work in Alberta before returning to PEI in 1990. Since returning he has built up a solid business working alongside owners to provide the best possible hoof care for their animals. He is pleased to provide the farrier care for the horses residing at Serene View Ranch.




Born in Cape Breton and educated at Thompson High School and at the Eastern Institute of Technology, Jim joined National Sea Products in 1973.  He advanced through subsequent years to area manager for all operations in Cape Breton and Eastern Nova Scotia.

In 1989, he bought Atlantic Fish Specialties, a smoked fish operation in Charlottetown.  This successful business was sold to Cooke Aquaculture in 1997.  Jim then worked for Cooke Aquaculture as their chief operating officer for 3 years.

He then took a job for the next four years in Chile as North American Sales Manager for Pacific Gold, which then saw him migrate into forming his own trading and consulting company, J. Dunphy Inc.

His next venture saw him, along with two colleagues, found Halibut PEI in 2008. This operation was a land based halibut aquaculture farm.  He fully retired from the fish industry in 2021.

Since 2014, Jim has been the full time maintenance ground keeper, operations management, financial guru and overall “do whatever needs to be done around the ranch” person, ensuring that clinicians, clients and horses are well taken care of on a daily basis.  

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Program Developer 



Lisa graduated from UPEI in 2001 with a BSc. in Psychology, where she also worked as a Research Assistant and Assistant Project Coordinator. She moved to Calgary shortly afterwards and worked for 18 years in various hospitals and programs. She began working in neuropsychological assessment and research coordination at the Alberta Children's Hospital in 2003, with traumatic brain injury, oncology, and epilepsy populations. In 2007 Lisa moved on to working in mental health with adults and also inpatient psychiatry with adolescents, in psychological assessment as well as program coordination. Lisa also has training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and holds a coaching certification through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She moved back to PEI in 2021, and shortly afterwards began working with Serene View Ranch as a program coordinator and program developer for their new Stabilization, Grounding, and Resiliency (SGR) program for indigenous veterans and female veterans. She has a strong interest in mental health, specifically complex trauma, and is very happy to be working with Serene View Ranch serving these underserved populations.

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